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From the runways to the feeds of TikTok, bomber jackets have seen a major resurgence this season — and for good reason. While the style certainly isn’t new, there was something about seeing Tom Cruise jet set across the big screen in his staple leather bomber and tinted aviators in “Top Gun: Maverick” really got me inspired to revamp my own wardrobe come winter — and it appears to have had the same effect on dozens of other fashion enthusiasts, too.
Unlike other winter jacket styles, the bomber coat carries a sportier essence that makes it versatile enough to wear during the day and long into the night, too. Small but mighty, the cropped piece helps to provide ample warmth through a more understated and relaxed design that pairs especially well with high-waisted jeans or trousers. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have long relied on bomber jackets to curate their effortless, off-duty supermodel style. Lori Harvey was just recently spotted wearing her own take on the navy bomber jacket in New York. It’s apparent: the bomber jacket has made its return in all of its aviator-inspired glory.
Fortunately, you don’t actually have to be a fighter pilot or supermodel to own the look. And if you’re hoping to tap into the bomber-jacket trend sooner rather than later, we’ve curated a guide for the best bomber jackets to shop this winter. From black bomber jackets and leather aviator styles to suede variations and a Zara bomber jacket that’s especially unique, these are all the styles worth shopping right now.