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12 best bomber jackets

Work the nineties revival in this season's most-wanted coat

Linda Sharkey
Monday 22 February 2016 21:32

Bombers have been around a few seasons and the latest collections have just dropped. There are loads of high street and designer styles to choose from - here we've rounded up our favourite versions of this versatile shape for spring.

1. Topshop Petite MA1 Bomber Jacket: £55, Topshop

Topshop has this versatile bomber in a range of colours. It’s a flattering fit and is warmer than some on the list, thanks to the padding. This goes-with-everything khaki shade also comes in tall and petite sizes.

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​2. Urban Outfitters Pins & Needles Quilted Bomber Jacket: £69, Urban Outfitters

This quilted jacket from Urban’s in-house label is one of the nicest black versions we’ve seen. The ribbed collar and cuffs give it that nineties vibe and it’s soft to touch rather than sheeny like many out there.

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3. We Are Handsome The Kinabalu Active Mesh Bomber: £220.50, Shopbop

For a high-fashion take on a bomber, try this sheer mesh version with palm-patterned panels from the luxe Australian sportswear label. We’ll be wearing ours over a black tank top or tee.

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4. Bedouin metallic fringed: £220, Bedouin

Metallic and fringing together isn’t for everyone, but this one from the London-based womenswear label is a head-turner. Plus, it’s a limited edition, so you know that you’re unlikely to see others wearing it in the street.

Available end of February

5. Mango Side-pocket bomber jacket: £59.99, Mango

Bombers are made for the sports luxe trend that’s still going strong. This grey one is the embodiment of minimal casual chic and will work with most things in your wardrobe.

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6. New Look Innocence Blue Denim bomber jacket: £29.99, New Look

Denim and the bomber shape is a match made in nineties´ fashion heaven. With the era firmly back in fashion, this is an affordable, easy-to-wear way to work the trend.

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7. Needle & Thread embellished georgette bomber jacket: £225, Net a Porter

The British label is known for its vintage-inspired, heavily embellished gowns and dresses –it does some outerwear too. This pastel-pink bomber with sequin flowers and foliage in muted colours is super pretty, as well as striking.

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8. M&S Limited Edition Floral Bomber Jacket: £49.50, Marks and Spencer

We can see Mary Berry wearing this one in the next series of Bake Off. It’s a lightweight jacket with a sweet floral and polka-dot pattern. Team with jeans and a white t-shirt for an off-duty look.

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9. Zara Oversized Bomber Jacket: £49.99,

Another metallic jacket inspired by the spring 2016 catwalks, but this one is more casual thanks to the oversized fit. Comes in sizes small and medium.

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10. H! By Henry Holland at Debenhams bomber: £65, Debenhams (available late Februrary)

The London-based designer´s collection for Debenhams offers his playful pieces at high street prices. With a floral and hummingbird-embroidered pattern and peach-hued piping and lining, this one will get you feeling spring-like.

11. Pretty Little Things Cruz Khaki Paisley Print Satin Bomber Jacket: £30, Pretty Little Things

Paisley is a classic print and it works well on this good value, bottle green jacket from the online retailer. It's lightweight, so one to keep in the wardrobe until it warms up a bit, but we think it looks and feels more expensive than its £30 price tag.

Available mid March

12. All Saints Amarey Bomber: £228, All Saints

British urban label All Saints has some bombers in its new collection. The embroidered flowers on this make it a stand-out piece, but the biege and navy colour combo keeps things muted, making it easy to wear.

available early March


Our top pick is Topshop's military green jacket - it's good value for money, super versatile and the padding will keep you warm. For something more glam, we love Needle & Thread's embellished style in on-trend nude.

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