How to Wear a Bomber Jacket

By Alice T Breeze. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Wear a Bomber Jacket

2016 has brought with it the comeback of the bomber jacket in fashion. Originally created for military pilots during World War I, this garment has been going in and out of fashion ever since the punk and skinhead culture of the 70's rescued them from second hand shops.

This season, bomber jackets come in satin textures, embroidery and oversize styles, making them the perfect jacket to wear for the end of the Winter and the beginning of spring. As you can wear this piece of clothing in different styles, we advise you to take a look at our article on how to wear a bomber jacket and get the trend right.

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Elegant bomber jacket

Ideal for a night out, one of the best ways to wear a bomber jacket is to combine it with a monochrome dress that matches your shoes. If your bomber jacket is colored or printed, then your bomber jacket will look gorgeous with a little black dress. Oversize bombers will give your look more volume and style too.

For a more laid-back but elegant style, wear your bomber jacket with a printed cotton dress, a borsalino and some flat mules for an afternoon walk around the park.

How to Wear a Bomber Jacket - Elegant bomber jacket

Trendy bomber jacket

If you want to follow the latest fashion trends, then wear a bomber jacket with pants, but not just any pants! Put on some bell-bottoms that reach the floor and wear some heels if you are short. Another option that will look fabulous on taller women is the culotte, a wide and calf-lengthed pants that are a trend that is starting to peek through and will definitely match your new bomber.

How to Wear a Bomber Jacket - Trendy bomber jacket

Youthful bomber jacket

If you're looking for a more casual style to wear your bomber jacket, your best option is to choose colored bomber jackets such as baseball style jackets or printed bombers. You can either combine them with a tight fitted long dress and wedged sports shoes or go for a white t-shirt and some tracksuit bottoms. You can combine this look with sneakers or high heels if you're looking for a casual chic look.

How to Wear a Bomber Jacket - Youthful bomber jacket


The best accessory to wear with a bomber jacket is a statement clutch with an original drawing, shape or print, this will give you the finishing touch as long as you combine the colors with the shoes or pants you're wearing.

A wollen hat or a borsalino are the best hats to wear with a bomber when the weather is not so good.

Remember to keep jewels simple, only wear a chunky necklace with a monochrome dress if you're planning to go out.

For more fashion trends, take a look at how to wear long coats or how to wear boyfriend jeans.

How to Wear a Bomber Jacket - Accessories

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