Originally known as flight jackets (casual coats made for pilots), bomber jackets have become a popular fashion accessory across the board. A bomber jacket is defined as a short, usually waist-length, outer coat with a gathered and ribbed waistline and cuffs. Bomber jackets will also have some sort of well-defined neckline, usually either a flat, rounded collar that is also ribbed or a more shirt-like one that may be lined with shearling. They also zipper up the front, and often, but not always, will have four pockets on the sides and top, which may zipper closed as well. Like many clothing items, bomber jackets are available in a wide range of fabrics and colors, so there’s sure to be one that fits just about every style. Here are some of our favorite options.
What to Consider in Women’s Bomber Jackets
Here are a few things to think about before buying a bomber jacket:
- Fabric: Polyester, wool, suede, and faux leather are the most common materials that bomber jackets are made of. Polyester is probably the most common, which tends to offer the most color and design options. It’s also great for layering and tends to be waterproofed and weather resistant. Wool is ideal for colder climates, is naturally water-resistant, and offers the best texture and lining. Suede is soft and stylish, perfect for anyone who wants something a little dressier. Faux leather is the best choice for anyone who prefers the vintage look for their bomber jacket and may be waterproofed as well, depending on the type. Some faux leather bomber jackets will have a suede collar and cuffs for a more unique, modern flair.
- Color and Print: Gone are the days of only solid browns and neutral-colored bomber jackets. Whether you wear pastels, jewel tones, bright and bold colors, warm or cold shades, or even a metallic sheen, you can find bomber jackets in any of these and more. There are plenty of options with patterns or prints as well. Whether you like floral or camouflage or leopard print or beyond, there’s a patterned bomber jacket out there for every style.
- Style: Do you want a bomber jacket with a rounded collar or a pointed one? Do you want a fleece-like lining that shows at the collar and cuffs or a most subtle one? A vintage look or a modern one? A jacket with extra pockets for higher functionality or one with textures and details on the outside? All of these are options when buying a bomber jacket, so think about what stylistic features you might want.
Top Choice: Zeagoo Women’s Classic Bomber Jacket
This is a quintessential bomber jacket with new, updated design features. The exterior is textured for a classic bomber jacket look, while the inner lining is soft and comfortable against your skin. It zippers up the front to be worn open or closed and has a standup collar and ribbed trim. The new design includes button closures on the two front pockets to keep your personal items safe and a zipper pocket on the left sleeve. The newly designed contrast hem with its black bottom side design flatters the shape of your hips and makes your legs appear longer. This bomber jacket is available in nine different solid colors of varying hues and sizes ranging from XS to 3XL.
Zeagoo Womens Coat Fashion Spring Jacket Casual Windbreaker, Army Green, Small
A bomber jacket that combines a classic look with newly designed and updated features.
Best Design Options: Zeagoo Women’s Quilted Short Bomber Jacket
Whether you prefer a bomber jacket in a solid hue or an eye-catching print, this lightweight model has you covered. There are nine design options from which to choose, six solid light and neutral colors and camouflage, leopard, or bright floral prints. Even with the more modern prints, it has many classic features of a bomber jacket, including a zipper, two front pockets, and a stand collar. The body has an attractive satin-like finish with a soft inner lining and contrast ribbing at the hem, collar, and cuffs. Sizing starts at small and runs up to XXL. It looks great layered with a hooded sweatshirt or pullover, with jeans or leggings, overalls or pants, a skirt or dress.
Zeagoo Women's Classic Lightweight Jacket Multi Pocket Windbreaker Bomber Jacket
A classic bomber jacket with a satin-like finish and modern print and solid color options.
Most Colorful: Allegra K Women’s Floral Print Bomber Jacket
If you’re a fan of bright or shiny colors and patterns, this is the bomber jacket for you. It’s available in eight different, multicolored floral patterns, most of which have a metallic sheen. This bomber jacket is made of 100% lightweight polyester, ideal for warmer weather and climates, and has ribbing at the cuffs and around the hem. Like most bomber jackets, it has a zipper fastening that runs all the way up the front and two front pockets. The sleeves are designed to fall just short of the wrist, longer than three-quarter length sleeves but not quite full length for a unique and casual flair. This bomber jacket is machine washable for your convenience as long as it is washed inside out. Sizes range from XS to XL.
Allegra K Women's Stand Collar Zip Up Floral Print Bomber Jacket X-Small Green
A bomber jacket with a metallic sheen available in eight different multicolored floral prints.
Best Vintage Look: Levi’s Women’s Sherpa Bomber Jacket
The traditionally designed bomber jacket has remained a popular style for decades, and for good reason. The vintage design offers an attractive, casual look that can be matched with just about any style, whether pants, shorts, a skirt, or a dress. This 100% polyester bomber jacket has the classic faux deer leather appearance with a Sherpa-style lining and a fixed, laydown collar. It zips up the front, has a rib-knit hem and cuffs, and two lower front flap pockets that are held closed by snaps. Sizing starts at XS and ends at XL, available in four classic neutral colors that will never go out of style and that will match a wide variety of outfits. This bomber jacket is machine washable for your convenience.
Levi's Women's Faux Leather Sherpa Aviator Bomber Jacket, camel, Small
A classic, vintage bomber jacket with a faux suede look and timeless neutral colors.