Trends: Bomber Jackets

You’ve probably noticed as you look around your campus, on social media, and at your favorite clothing stores that bomber jackets are back in a very big way. They have quickly become a must-have item in your closet for Fall/Winter 2016-2017.

This stylish, functional, and extremely versatile piece of clothing began its journey through fashion during World War II as a strictly functional military jacket designed for fighter pilots. You can check out a timeline of the rest of the journey here.

Nowadays, bomber jackets are seen in almost every brand’s outerwear collection as menswear and womenswear, in various colors, styles, and materials. In fact, bomber jackets made a very noticeable appearance in many collections during Fall/Winter 2016-1017 Fashion Week.

Particularly here in Frostburg, whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, a stylish, warm, wind protectant article of clothing is such an important part of anyone’s closet. But, in case you’re suffering from Student Wallet Syndrome, here are some brands and stores to check out which feature bomber jackets under $100, so you can rock your look, budget- bomber style.

PRIMARK has a relatively limited selection of styles for both men and women, but their prices certainly cannot be beat. Primark features bombers for around $10 for women and $12 for men (prices listed in Euros on website).


ASOS has bomber jackets for men and women starting around $30. They also have a 10% student discount that can be applied when you register an account with them. This is a European brand, so shipping prices are a factor, but they’re quicker than you’d think.


RUE 21 features many differents styles, colors, and textures for both men and women starting at around $30. Rue 21 also almost always has sales and deals on their items. A local Rue 21 store location is at the Country Club Mall in LaVale, M.d.

UNIQLO has only one style of bomber for men and women with various color options for $49.90.


AMERICAN EAGLE also has bombers for both men and women in traditional, simplistic colors and styles. Women’s selections start at around $50 and men’s start at around $70. A local American Eagle store location is at the Country Club Mall in LaVale, M.d.


URBAN OUTFITTERS features bomber jackets with a lot of different and interesting colors and patterns that can be worn in lots of different situations. Men’s starting at around $80 and women’s starting at $64.


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