If there’s one iconic trend that has made a grand resurgence it has to be the leather bomber jacket. This classic piece has somehow made it out of the early 2000s jail and back into the high fashion circuit. From Miu Miu to The Row and Acne Studios, countless designers have revived the timeless style this year.
Before I get into it, I have to mention how iconic this revival is. If you’ve been following my blog over the years you’ll know I was obsessed with the Topshop pink satin bomber in 2016. I tried my hardest to get that shipped to New Zealand because I just HAD TO HAVE IT. Back then, the satin bomber was iconic, with everyone from models off duty to bloggers wearing them on repeat. Now, I’m happy to say, it’s all about the leather bomber. Timeless, no?
Why has the leather bomber jacket made such a comeback you ask? The bomber jacket’s origins are steeped in practicality – primarily, providing warmth to WWI aviators in their aircraft. So it’s no surprise that the answer now lies in its timeless versatility—and because of the Scandinavians. I swear it’s been their go-to throughout the past year and everyone has been watching. The best part is there’s a bomber for everyone. You can go oversized, you can go cropped, it all depends on which cut you like best.
For those of you who want to dress à la Scandinavian, pair an oversized leather bomber jacket with some baggy light denim jeans and Adidas Sambas and you’re good to go. want to channel 90’s vintage? You can throw on over your favourite white t-shirt and satin skirt along with some chunky boots. Or, if you really want to embrace the vintage vibes, a leather bomber with a shearling collar and a Skims dress is the way to go. From brown worn-in leather to sleek padded in black, tan shearling and beyond. Honestly, anything goes, and this is why it is a fashion girl favourite.
Now that we’ve established how great bomber jackets are, you might be wondering “Where can I buy them?” and I’m here to help. Firstly, I recommend investing in good quality women’s bomber jackets. Even though I know the Zara leather bomber has been all over the internet, I know from experience that these don’t last (I have one and the elbows are worn already) and can still carry a high price tag. Instead, invest in women’s bomber jackets that you can carry with you throughout the coming years. Secondly, you need to make sure they fit right.
Bomber jackets come in a variety of styles and cuts. It’s best you find one that flatters your body shape. If you’re petite, an oversized leather jacket might be overwhelming. Instead, I’d try a cropped bomber. On the other hand, if you have a curvier figure, are taller or just love oversized fits, an oversized bomber jacket can give you that effortless street-style look.
I suggest checking out The Jacket Maker. They specialise in high-quality leather jackets that are custom-made to fit your measurements.
I don’t know about you, but I’m glad that the bomber jacket has solidified its place in the world of fashion once again. Specifically leather though—it’s still too soon for a satin for me. With its practical origins and timeless versatility, this resurgence comes as no surprise. Whether you want to dress like a Scandinavian or channel some 90s vintage vibes, the bomber jacket is a wardrobe staple that can elevate any look.