Why We're Loving the Longer, Looser Bomber Jacket

Because longer is always better!

In 2017, the best bomber jacket style is longer and looser, more flattering and incredibly functional. Here are 15 styles to get you through the next few seasons!

27 Feb 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

There’s no doubt that 2016 was the year of the cropped bomber jacket. Come 2017, we are seeing this trend reappear with styles in longer lengths and looser silhouettes.

There are many benefits of the longer bomber, the first being that it is universally flattering. Falling a little lower around the hips, this style is less boxy and far more flattering on curves.

Secondly, it’s more versatile and looks equally amazing over dresses and boots, long pleated skirts and trainers or a basic denim and t-shirt combo. Some of the more slimline, fuss-free styles are the perfect option for the office or after-work engagements.

Practicality is also high up on the plus side of this trend. Variations in fabric mean that the longer bomber is light enough for warmer months and thick enough to be layered over knits in winter.

Sold? So are we. So we’ve scoured the stores to bring you the 15 best longer bomber styles to suit your budget, body shape, and social calendar!

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Topshop Floral Printed Bomber Jacket by Glamorous

Floral is a favourite print this year, and we love the way this style marries pretty pinks and tough girl smarts.
Topshop Floral Printed Bomber Jacket by Glamorous, $73 now $40, available at Topshop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Rebecca Minkoff Tessa Sequin Bomber Jacket

All that glitters is not gold. Go with a metal moment to up your bomber game.
Rebecca Minkoff Tessa Sequin Bomber Jacket, $430.76, available at Shopbop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - French Connection Foil Spot Bomber Jacket

Dots and spots are having a massive moment this year. Team them back with neon for added impact.
French Connection Foil Spot Bomber Jacket, $149.95, available at French Connection.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Topshop Laced Oversized Bomber

Ditch the daggy sweatshirt and pair your athleisure wear with an oversized bomber for early morning gym runs.
Topshop Laced Oversized Bomber, approx. $112, available at Topshop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Alexander Wang Water Resistant Nylon Bomber

We love this billowing pink waterproof bomber. Night or day, it ticks all the boxes.
Alexander Wang Water Resistant Nylon Bomber, $665, available at Alexander Wang.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Victoria Beckham Printed Crepe Bomber Jacket

In a major mixed print moment, this Victoria Beckham style (on sale) is swoon-worthy.
Victoria Beckham Printed Crepe Bomber Jacket, $780, available at The Outnet.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Lover Elderflower Bomber

How sweet is the shoulder detail on this divine elderflower design.
Lover Elderflower Bomber, $595, available at The Iconic.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Maison Scotch Women's Reversible Relaxed Fit Bomber Jacket with Embroideries

Nothing compares to this bomber. Reversible, it’s all emerald insanity on one side and muted pink perfection on the other.
Maison Scotch Women’s Reversible Relaxed Fit Bomber Jacket with Embroideries, approx. $308, available at Coggles.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - IRO.JEANS Adrienne Bomber Jacket

The pretty pleated design sleeves on this style take it from ‘functional’ to ‘fashion forward’ in seconds.
IRO.JEANS Adrienne Bomber Jacket, $851.02, available at Shopbop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Jonathan Simkhai Bomber Jacket with Applique

Lace applique’s take this everyday bomber to the next level entirely.
Jonathan Simkhai Bomber Jacket with Applique, $1109.74, available at Shopbop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Topshop Velvet Bomber Jacket with Sequin Sleeve by Jaded London

Velvet Bombers are a luxe way to work the trend, perfect for the evening over an LBD.
Topshop Velvet Bomber Jacket with Sequin Sleeve by Jaded London, approx. $138, available at Topshop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Edition10 Oversized Bomber Jacket

Sometimes the best statements are ever-so-subtle, like this slimline, fuss-free style.
Edition10 Oversized Bomber Jacket, $439.96, available at Shopbop.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - ASOS Sport Trim Bomber Jacket

This style is kicking all the goals for sporty-meets-street.
ASOS Sport Trim Bomber Jacket, $117.13, available at ASOS.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - KENZO Women's Crepe Back Satin Bomber Jacket

This crepe-back Kenzo bomber evokes old-school 1950s vibes with a contemporary spin.
KENZO Women’s Crepe Back Satin Bomber Jacket, approx. $641, available at Coggles.

Why We Love the Longer, Looser Bomber: AW17 - Adidas Z.N.E Premium Longline Bomber Jacket

If you’re after a bomber to take you from office to after-5pm, go with a longline style in a muted tone.
Adidas Z.N.E Premium Longline Bomber Jacket, $117.13, available at ASOS.

Do you love this longer, looser bomber style? How are you wearing yours this season?


27 Feb 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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