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12 Styles Of Bomber Jackets Every Girl Should Try

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You have Tom Cruise to thank, if you now consider the bomber jacket one of your favourite wardrobe staples. The actor helped popularise the bomber jacket, and now, it has transcended through time. Historically, the bomber jacket was designed as a flight suit, capable of withstanding strong winds, and protecting pilots. These 'protective' features are exactly what makes the outerwear a one-of-a-kind piece. To identify a bomber jacket, look for a flat collar and wrist cuffs with a ribbed material, as well as a centralised zip or button closure.

And yes, there are *THIS* many different styles of bomber jackets. Depending on your lifestyle, your fashion preferences and your geographical location, you'll be sure to find at least one or more styles that will tickle your fancy. Read on to find out.

Featured photo via Mary Seng

Common Bomber

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Gal pals Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid often adopt each other’s dressing style. The athleisure outfit happen to be both their favourite. (Photo via Elle.com)

Sporty/Varsity/Letterman Jacket

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This jacket is an all-time favourite, frequently gracing seasons at a time in the sartorial world. (Photo via shotbygio.com)

Silk Bomber

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The silk bomber is a great transitional piece, offering some coverage as the seasons change. (Photo via Glamour.com)

Quilted/Padded Bomber

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This is the piece to wear if you want to keep warm, as the quilting helps trap heat. (Photo via Happilygrey.com)

Printed Bomber

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Use a statement printed jacket such as this, to bring your outfit from casual to chic. (Photo via Instagram: @alessandraambrosio)

Souvenir Bomber (Suka-Jan)

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Originating from post-WW2, the souvenir jacket came about as a way for American soldiers to commemorate the time they spent in Japan. (Photo via IDressMyselff.blogspot.com)

Patched/Iron-on Bomber

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Patches used to be a thing of self-expression and individualism. Now, it’s used as a way to instil some fun in your outfit, without coming off as kitschy. (Photo via Vanessa Jackman)

Utility Bomber

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The utility jacket is meant to be functional. Pockets safeguard your odds and ends and keep it within reach. (Photo via shotbygio.com)

Leather Bomber

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Add a tinge of opulence to your ensemble, simply by switching up the fabric material. Leather has a magic touch. (Photo via TheFashionGuitar.com)

Sheer Bomber

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Mostly used for gym-goers as a light cover-up, though the sheer bomber helps you add layers and contrast to casual outfits. (Photo via Lookbook.nu: Alanna Durkovich)

Longline Bomber

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If you’re worried about emphasising on a shorter torso, the longline bomber helps lengthen it. (Photo via NY Mag’s The Cut)

Inscribed Bomber

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Make a statement with your jacket, or simply inscribe your name to call it your very own. (Photo via Instagram: @susiebubble)
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