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Fall's Most Versatile Outerwear is the Bomber Jacket

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The bomber jacket is classic yet rugged, and amazingly versatile, so it's no surprise that the style has gone from the streetwear scene to all over high-fashion runways. For fall, Saint Laurent tapped the trend by pairing a fatigue green version with ripped fishnets and a leather miniskirt. Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney took a more feminine approach for their resort and fall collections, respectively, by experimenting with floral prints and appliqués, while Balenciaga went the plush route for pre-fall in mink and shearling.

Originally developed for pilots during World War II, bombers (or flight jackets) are typically made of a heavy-weight nylon or polyester with banded cuffs and zip-fronts. Try a classic with Topshop's military green style (slide six, $110), or go nouveau with Acne's elongated satin version (slide three, $609) or Rag & Bone's mixed-print option (slide five, $709). Shop 17 styles in the gallery above.