So basically, these so called Bombers have been around for a while and have a bit of history, let me fill you in.
Function to fashion
The Bomber jacket, can be traced back to World War I. During this time, Bombers were a part of a Pilot’s attire, primarily for function keeping them warm during flight. By the mid-1950’s, Bombers began to make their transition from military to civilian life. Following the Korean and Vietnam wars, people began to appreciate how warm these so called Jackets were. As more civilians began taking on the bomber, changes were made to better suit customers with fewer functional needs. By the late 60’s right through to the 80’s, the bomber slowly moved into fashion and became a trend. The Bomber was perfect for the mild winters in Europe and Australia and became a highly popular fashion item for those associated with various countercultures. The Bomber was a big part of the punk movement, often paired with t-shirts, skinny jeans, and Doc Martens (Sound famil?). The bombers popularity was a massive hit in the 80’s with features in several hit films throughout the decade, Steve McQueen in The Hunter, Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
Have I left you feeling rather knowledgeable ready to win any quiz night on Bomber Jackets?
Since we’ve moved from uniform to trend, let me show you some pretty cool styles/options available.
STATE OF PLAY EMBROIDERED BOMBER
Think Length, embroidered detail and light in weight. Basically your all-rounder throughout the year. Dressed up or down, this is definitely a good investment that’ll last you a couple years trend wise.
STATE OF PLAY BLUSH BOMBER
More of a staple piece with a bit of hidden shaping at the hemline, good for us curvy gals, holla! Perfect tone for winter as well, it’s all cool pastels for winter 2017.
I AM PRINT DETAIL BOMBER
This is for all my playful gals that like to add a bit of detail, colour and print to their outfits.
MINERAL TIE FRONT BOMBER
Your mid-season jacket hasn’t looked any cooler! Light in weight with tie detailing in the front, it’s all tie detailing at the mo.
Go on and get yourself a Bomber gal, if this Jacket has been around since the war, it’ll be around for ever!