Last year, we couldn’t turn our heads without seeing someone wearing a leather blazer, with everyone from Hailey Bieber to Adam Sandler endorsing the sleek jacket. But now, as the blazer’s longstanding reign seems to be waining, there’s a new jacket du jour. This season, the stars are trading in their well-worn, slim-fitting coats for a new silhouette—a baggy, oversized look, via the leather bomber jacket.
The leather bomber jacket’s rise was inevitable, given its presence on the fall 2023 runway. The Attico, Saint Laurent, Magda Butrym, and The Row all included the oversized coat in their collections, finding fans among stars like Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Hailey Bieber. It’s no surprise why the jacket has such an uptick in popularity; It lends a masculine touch to any outfit. Take Hailey Bieber, who regularly pairs the boxy outerwear with her summery ’fits. Whether she’s wearing her jacket over a lavender slip dress, or going full monochrome with an all-brown miniskirt and sweater, the roomy coat has become a go-to in her closet, creating contrast with her ultra-femme wardrobe.
One of the greatest parts of the leather bomber is its versatility. Bieber has taken the look to the sporty side, wearing her jacket over a big white tee, neon orange short-shorts, and Nike Air Maxes. But it’s also dressed down a date night look, creating contrast with her satin LBD and black pointy-toed heels.
Bieber isn’t the only celebrity who’s tested the sartorial limits of the leather bomber jacket. Emily Ratajkowski has also rocked the blocky silhouette. The model and author is a noted fan of the style, wearing hers with a girlish Sandy Liang bra- and skirt-set with a Miu Miu purse, and—contrastingly—with a chiller oversized tee, sweats, and sneakers.
With Kylie Jenner’s Khy on the scene, it’s apparent that the leather—or faux leather—bomber jacket isn’t going anywhere. While many stars are opting for the oversized look, Jenner has engineered a cropped, waist-baring bomber complete with puffy sleeves that still fulfill the boxy look. Gigi Hadid has also recently tried out the cropped leather bomber, wearing one for promotions with her Next in Fashion co-star Tan France. But others, like Huntington-Whiteley and Stranger Things star Sadie Sink have embraced the length and roominess of a true oversized leather bomber. The model paired her Saint Laurent bomber with a form-fitting nude turtleneck and slim-legged black trousers, while Sink leaned into the androgyny of oversized fashion, wearing a pair of baggy blue jeans and a beanie.