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How to Wear Bomber Jackets

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As weather goes cooler now, it is time to take your bomber jackets out. These popular and everyday friendly jackets can be quite handy now. 

Bomber jacker trend had started and took the biggest hit in early 2000. Since then, more styles of bomber jackets were introduced and quite popularized.

Traditional pilot style puffers, fitted leather/suede ones or the soft feminine silk jacket in floral prints or embroidery. Baseball jackets, clean cut sporty bombers and furry bombers. There are many kinds are out there now and to choose from and by now everyone probably has one or two pieces of them in their closets.

Although bomber jackets took some trendy elements since, the traditional forms and basic shape still remained unchanged. If you have invested in the basic pieces, you can enjoy them for many years without affected by fast trending. 


All said, here are some ways to wear bomber jackets.



Slacks could mean any kinds of casual pants but particularly cropped length at the ankles are the styles we want. Harem or Baggy pants also work.

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Mini skirts look always flattering and sexy on anyone, but also look great with bomber jackets. This velvet bomber with micro mini look was a model off duty look that went viral during fashion week. With metallic oxfords, it looks a more fashion forward and trendy. Heels, white sneakers or converse work, too.

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Dresses look unexpectedly great with bomber jackets. Oversized or fitted or even cropped, they balances the dressy feminine looks into a casual and playful affair. 

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This floral cheongsam style bodycon dress with classic solid bomber jacket combo is the great example of guy meets a girl look. She could have borrowed the jacket from her boyfriend on a date night. This perfect street style look is even more sexy with the side slit, completed by opaque tight and a classic pair color contrast loafers and bright red bag!

Pencil skirts also go well with bomber jackets in the same sense. The formality of pencil skirt and sexy bodycon/pear shape balance the masculinity of bomber jacket into great office or sporty chic look. 

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These vintage glam rock 80s Saint Laurent collection shows how to style fitted and shoulder pointed vintage leather bombers with 80s silhouette blouse/skirt, dress and boots. Big belt also makes it all the more glamorous and 80s.


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This chic street style has the short padded bomber with knit wrap skirt and cool boots. Simply love to copy look.



Pleated midi skirts has been so popular that everyone probably own one or two of them at home. It has the length of the versatility of being casual to formal and the pleated feature adds structured element to the whole look. 

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Here, the skirt and the bomber jacket combo is inspired by fashion editor look sensibly paired with basic black top and luxe silk scarf. Especially with a pair or classic and luxe look loafers or oxford, it easily passes the office casual dress code. 

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Gucci's embroidery silk/metallic bomber jacket with pleated skirts look took the fashion world by storm several years ago and practically all fashion bloggers were wearing and it is still popular. 

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Fluffy fur bomber jacket looks fantastic with pleated skirts, jeans and more.  




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This cutest street style look has the youthful and adorable girl's sprit. Micro and hot shorts goes comfortably over opaque stockings then printed socks over chunky sandals took more whimsical turn. The printed bomber jacket works here as top piece rather than a jacket, worn all buttoned up. 

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This one is definitely for a rainy day with wellies, slightly oversized bomber with mini dress. This was more of jumper feel. This collection was huge with the tiaras. Anyone for Halloweens?


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These looks are right off SS2019 runways. Casual and slightly oversized, made in solid, color patchwork or animal prints, these casual looks are easily copiable, even now.


How can we leave jeans? As we all know, the high waisted jeans are THE now, skinny, boyfriend or cropped. Pair as you want.  Faux leather pants also works!

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  Are you inspired yet? 


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