Bomber squad

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NIVI SHRIVASTAVA
Published Dec 1, 2019, 12:15 am IST
Updated Dec 1, 2019, 12:15 am IST
Trenchcoats are out this season. If you are heading to a winter destination, than buy yourself some stylish oversized or cropped jackets.
Model in a jacket by SHIVAN & NARRESH.
 Model in a jacket by SHIVAN & NARRESH.

Whether you have to brace the cold or just step out on a windy day, a bomber jacket would never disappoint. If you are done with carrying blazers and trench coats for holidays in cold places, invest in a cool bomber this Fall-Winter to keep it simple and stylish. While most celebrities love to flaunt chic bomber styles, you too can include it in your wardrobe for an effortless statement.

The stand out runway trend in this segment was the oversized and cropped jackets, and we saw some exceptionally interesting pieces from brands like Vetements, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, and Dsquared2. The bomber jacket is a timeless piece of fashion and it is definitely the must-have trend says designer Parul J Maurya, as she adds, “Whether you are following the street fashion or going to an award ceremony, there is always a bomber jacket for all the occasions. College goers can opt for graphic print oversized bombers and team it up with shift dresses and sneakers. For instance, you can go for a floral print bomber and pair it with ripped slim denim. A plain dark coloured bomber that looks sporty can be paired with shorts and crop on a holiday. For a special night out you can go for a sequinned bomber and style it with a cropped corset top and high-waist pencil skirt. An embroidered bomber looks very classy as evening wear for weekends. Pair it with flared pants or culottes and loafers. All you need is to choose the one that defines your mood and style.”

 

Bombers are ideal for street walks or creative casual office hours on Fridays as well. Designer Rhea Pillai Rastogi recommends pairing a bomber with either mid-length skirts, denim, printed dresses or shorts with knee-length boots make for a casual perfect look. She says, “Regarding colours, one can opt for black, olive green or pastel shade of their choice that they think will suit them the best. I believe that olive green is certainly one of the best colours to choose as it can be styled with almost all the other colours. The right fit for a bomber jacket is that it should always rest loosely on your hip. Slightly oversized is the way to go unless you have opted for a cropped style. The knit, clingy cuffs should not go past or above the wrists no matter what the fit of the jacket is.”

 

According to designer Arpita Mehta, bomber jackets trending this season can vary from quilted patterns to bold colours or those with embroidery patches. She says, “I feel one should opt for a versatile bomber jacket that could be a fashion as well as a utility piece. I prefer a cropped bomber jacket, especially in India, one does not get much of a chance to wear one unless they’re travelling. A cropped bomber jacket is a great fashion piece and one can experiment more with color and style while picking the same.”

The bold and big bomber jackets look amazing with pants, skirts, dresses and make for an excellent statement piece to complete a look. Fashion expert Nanki Papneja, says, “These jackets are quite versatile and are easy to dress up or down. Pair it with wide-legged pants for a chic look. If you are looking to layer up, try adding a muffler or scarf accompanied with mittens. You could also top it up on jeans or a little shimmery black dress to create the maximum impact.”

 

Whereas, Sheena Uppal, creative director at a fashion brand, points out, “A bomber jacket should be an investment piece that you can see yourself wearing long term. I like oversized bombers that I can dress up or down depending on my mood. And you can never go wrong with a black leather bomber. When in doubt, always choose black.”

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