No longer reserved for sporty looks and off-duty wear, styling the modern bomber jacket is all about creating contrast.

The beauty of the bomber jacket is versatility – whilst at home as part of an athleisure get-up, the bomber will shine bright in a more eclectic setting.

Wear yours with a cami and romantic layered sheer maxi skirt, or over an autumnal floral midi dress. Or aim for the stars and pair your bomber with a tee and metallic pleated midi skirt. Elevate your wardrobe with one of these eight bomber jackets.

The Embroidered Bomber Jacket

Women's Obey Satin Bomber Jacket With Eagle Embroidery

Obey Satin Bomber Jacket With Eagle Embroidery, £95, ASOS


This dark red silky bomber from Obey has eagle motif embroidery and sporty striped cuffs and trims. Perfect for showing-off in, this jacket hints to the jet setter lifestyle with five of our favourite cities embroidered on the back. Paris, Tokyo, New York – what more could a girl want?

The Lace Bomber Jacket

Women's Claudie Pierlot Vamos Lace & Shell Bomber Jacket

Claudie Pierlot Vamos Lace & Shell Jacket, £315, Selfridges


This inspired black lace bomber jacket from Claude Pierlot is elegant worn with tailored trousers over a crisp white shirt. Blending utility with feminine lace, the silver-toned hardware and zip detailing on the sleeve add attitude. Alternatively wear it with a leather pencil skirt or leather look leggings.

The Floral Bomber Jacket

Glamorous Black Oriental Bomber Jacket

Black Oriental Bomber Jacket, £45, Glamorous


The oriental-inspired embroidery on this black bomber jacket by Glamorous adds a touch of the exotic. Wear it with a slip dress and patent ankle boots or over a bodycon midi dress for sartorial seduction.

The Slogan Bomber Jacket

Lovers + Friends Lets Get Lost Back Slogan Bomber Jacket

Lovers + Friends Lets Get Lost Back Slogan Bomber Jacket, £245, ASOS


Be pretty in pink with this super sweet nude pink bomber jacket with the slogan Lets Get Lost embroidered on the back.

The Military Bomber Jacket

Boohoo Lauren Badge MA1 Bomber Jacket

Lauren Badge MA1 Bomber, £30, Boohoo


Fly high in this silky khaki air force-inspired bomber jacket from Boohoo. This statement piece will serve you well, and at only £30 it’s a yes Lieutenant from us.

The Velvet Bomber Jacket

Pretty Little Thing Samirah Grey Velvet Bomber Jacket

Samirah Grey Velvet Bomber Jacket, £20, Pretty Little Thing


Velvet is a major trend for AW16/17 so at £20 this velvet bomber jacket is a no-brainer. This sports luxe inspired piece is perfect for styling down with a satin baseball cap and cropped joggers, or up with heels and festive sequins for the party season.

The Quilted Bomber Jacket

Mango Contrast Trims Bomber Jacket

Contrast Trims Bomber, £49.99, Mango


We love this silky terracotta quilted bomber with black ribbed trims from Mango. The autumnal colour is perfect for injecting some warmth into your black wardrobe.

Embellished Bomber Jacket

A Star Is Born Embellished Bomber Jacket

A Star Is Born Embellished Bomber Jacket With Skyline Pattern, £165, ASOS


With the intricate sequin and beaded embellishment and unique skyline pattern, this bomber jacket is sure to draw attention for all the right reasons. Jazz-up a LBD or style with black skinny jeans and heels for a blinging night out.