Resort 2016 Trend: Bomber Jackets

An updated version of the cool-kid staple takes centrestage

Chloé
11 Sep 2015

Chloé

Gucci
11 Sep 2015

Gucci

Valentino
11 Sep 2015

Valentino

Stella McCartney
11 Sep 2015

Stella McCartney

Louis Vuitton
11 Sep 2015

Louis Vuitton

Rag and Bone
11 Sep 2015

Rag and Bone

Bottega Veneta
11 Sep 2015

Bottega Veneta

Sonia Rykiel
11 Sep 2015

Sonia Rykiel

Fun fact: Bomber jackets, or flight jackets as they’re also known, were created during World War I to keep fighter pilots warm as planes didn’t have enclosed cockpits then.

Popular culture later caught on and made these slightly puffy jackets a cool-kid must-have in classic colours like black, navy and forest green.

This season, designers have taken the cool factor further, embellishing bombers with embroidery and satin, and teaming the jackets with lace and flowy dresses for a feminine touch.

Bombs away, ladies.  

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