Have you noticed the latest trend of bomber jackets for the 2016 spring and summer seasons? We are positive we shall be seeing these for the fall and winter seasons as well, come the following Fashion Week shows, ranging from New York to London, Milan to Paris and more. We rather enjoyed seeing these awesome outerwear pieces appearing on the runways back in September and October, feeling like the new year would bring with it some of the trendiest retro styles yet. And nothing says retro like a letter or a bomber jacket, aside from the whole 1970s craze, of course. Since the year has already begun and many brands have already released their styles, we have put together a comprehensive list of 10 awesome bomber jackets for 2016 that you should invest in if you want to appear hip and fashion-savvy over the next few months when jackets are still a necessary part of our wardrobes and everyday outfits. The result is rather lovely, if we say so ourselves. Which are your favorites from this list?
1. Flower Print Bomber Jacket
Coming in a gorgeous scarlet red color, the polyester and spandex version of a gorgeous bomber jacket from Nasty Gal is beyond lovely, looking truly covetable with the zipper accents, pockets along the front and intricate floral designs mixed in with some peacocks in the back. The ribbing along the edges only adds to its appeal. It can be worn with high waist cuffed denim, a comfortable grey low plunge tank top, and some lovely suede half boots for a 1970s meets 2016 look. Buy it on NastyGal.com!
2. The Not Your Baby Silk Bomber Jacket
While it is called the Baby Jacket, the words on the back of this bomber read that the lady wearing is certainly “Not Your Baby” and should not be referred to as such. The embroidered bomber has a pointed collar, comes in black and with button closures down the front, along the waist and the cuffs. It is great to be worn with dance clothes, or just on a night, where you are in town, enjoying a cocktail dress and some mixed drinks. You can buy it at Reformation.
3. Vintage Retro Khaki Bomber Jacket
The best in bomber jackets actually appear in a silky material, where the price is right, at just above $110 USD, and the piece itself is exclusive, meaning that you shall be one of the only girls around to be sporting the cover-up. With zipper fastenings, functional pockets, and ribbed collar, cuffs and waistband, this jacket goes really well with shorts and tees, using its khaki color to dress down almost anything. Buy it on ASOS.com!
4. Cropped Bomber Jacket
If you like some extra details to your ensembles, this jacket is just perfect for you. Coming in a burgundy color, more of a Marsala wine that was huge in 2015, the Cassidy bomber jacket features some incredible lace-up detailing, which appears across the side in a diagonal manner from the shoulders, and right at the nape of the neck. It has a slightly cropped silhouette, silver zip closures, and zip pockets, the whole thing lined in satin. It is as gorgeous a bomber jacket as they come and can be yours for $118 USD. Get it at NastyGal.com!
5. Navy Blue Bomber Jacket
For something that is a bit more on the affordable side, the New Look Bomber Jacket available from ASOS has soft woven fabric, a baseball collar, Ma1 sleeve details, functional pockets, zip fastenings and fitted hem and cuffs, all for a mere $60 USD. It is definitely worth getting your hands on this navy beauty. Buy this at ASOS.com!
6. Patched Ma1 Bomber Jacket
If you want to feel like a real pilot in the army, you can alternate towards a khaki or olive green jacket that will help you hide away as well. It has authentic Ma1 detailing to it, including the patches, ribbed trims and metal hardware, the beauty of the piece being in its original style and not tailored to fit a woman’s body. Buy it at Topshop!
7. Retro Satin Bomber Jacket
While matte colored bomber jackets are great, the femininity of the piece is lost there. Instead, it might be a great alternative to pick up a black or khaki one in satin instead. The sporty styling of this bomber give the khaki pants and silver detailed belt we wear it with a bit more of a southern charm. There is something that screams retro in it all, from the ribbed cuffs and hem to the silver zips up the center and along the arms. Buy it now at Boohoo.com!
8. Bottle Green Bomber Jacket
Similar to the other New Look bomber jacket, this comes in bottle green instead, and uses a padded finishing, as well as nylon lining in order to differ from the other style that bears the same name. This one is not of a soft woven fabric but has a round neckline, Ma1 sleeve detailing and twin side pockets. It comes in only green and looks amazing with a graphic tee and black skinny pants. The navy color of the other one might be a bit more appealing, but this has more authenticity to it. Buy it at ASOS.com!
9. Navy Satin Bomber Jacket
Satin is generally one of the best materials to have your bomber jacket made from, the gentle shine to it adding a world of wealth to the simple piece. Navy satin is even lovelier to pick up, this particular one featuring ribbing at the edges, side pockets, two zip closures, silver hardware and a caramel satin lining that adds beautiful contrast. It is a Nasty Gal creation and hard not to fall head over heel in love with. Buy it at NastyGal.com!
10. Neon Beaded Bomber Jacket
It is a very different bomber jacket than what you are normally used to. It comes in yellow beading, brownish sequins and a black background, creating a look that is unparalleled and quite unique. It is in a woven satin fabric along the front and the sleeves, with matte fabric at the elasticated cuffs and hem. It is lined and lovely, with nice little collar and works really well with a grey high neck shirt and high waist skinnies underneath. Get it at HM.com!
Photos courtesy of @ChiaraFerragni, Nasty Gal, ASOS