Women's bomber jackets for retro cool
The bomber jacket has a long history in the world of fashion. With its raglan sleeves and relaxed, ribbed cuffs, this is a comfortable, easy piece to wear for everyday style. If you want to rock the retro look, then find a bomber in one colour, with contrasting stripes on the ribbing. Classic combinations include black with white, or white with navy blue. A zip in the contrasting colour can really make it pop too, and if you want added visual interest, pick up a jacket with some embroidered detailing on one side of the chest. This will take you right back to the 80s - ideal if you want to show off your classic street style.
Bringing the bomber up to date
Thoroughly 21st-century bomber jackets exist, too! For the modern look, you'll want to step away from the jacket's sporty past. The updated bomber is all about unexpected texture. Rather than a thick jersey fabric, it's often made from lightweight silk – or, for something a bit more dramatic, all-over sequins! Think about prints rather than solid colours. Floral bombers are a great way to transform this classic jacket, giving it an unexpected twist and turning a garment that has historically been a mainstay of masculinity into something a little more delicate. Alternatively, look for one with a full-size decal on the back, either in embroidery or sequins, for a funky twist. By changing the fabric and the print, it's easy to bring the bomber right into the 21st century.
How to style your bomber jacket
If you've gone for a printed bomber jacket, then keep the rest of your look simple. You don't want to have clashing patterns, so wear it over a plain T-shirt or cami, and your favourite jeans or skirt. Keep it ultra-casual with trainers, or slip into a pair of heels for a feminine take on this style. Retro bombers are best mixed with more modern pieces, so you can avoid the fancy dress look! Don't mix them with mom jeans - that'll look a bit too 80s. Instead, wear yours with skinnies or, for a summer look that's totally original, over your favourite pair of shorts or dungarees. Avoid retro-style canvas trainers with a vintage-inspired bomber. Instead, pair it with big, chunky trainers that are trending right now.