What’s a wardrobe staple that you’ll definitely love, and live in, forever? The trusty biker jacket, which is also often referred to as a moto or motorcycle jacket. It’s a piece that just gets better with age, especially if you invest in a high-quality leather version that’ll last for years (though cute suede and faux leather options are plentiful, too!). The style itself has aged quite nicely, considering it’s been around for nearly a century. It dates all the way back to 1928, when clothing company Schott NYC created the Perfecto jacket, widely considered the world’s first jacket designed with zippers (instead of just buttons) to make it easier to slip on and off.
Asides from being a forever cool-girl essential, it’s something you’ll def reach for year round; a great layering piece that also adds unexpected texture and the ultimate baddie vibes to any look. You’ll frequently find them on runways in a variety of styles (think: Hermès and Prada) and, ofc, on our fave street style stars, while brands like Saint Laurent and Acne Studios are go-to sources of standout versions, season after season.
Ready to add the timeless staple to your wardrobe, or, for longtime biker jacket fans, perhaps try one out in a bold, bright hue? Read on for a dozen of our fave biker jackets to shop now!
Our top picks for the best biker jackets for women of 2022:
Plus, if you’re looking for more all-seasons layering ideas, here are the bomber jackets and jean jackets we’re loving right now. We’ve also got spring jackets for every forecast and the best lightweight summer jackets that’ll also protect you from freezing A/C! Start upgrading your outerwear game with the dozen epic biker jackets ahead.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
for a bright white look
Miss Selfridge PU Biker Jacket
- matte finish
- new jacket feel
- light color stains easily
Need proof that a biker jacket doesn’t have to be black to make you look fierce AF? Take a look at this faux leather number, which will make you a total standout, wherever you wear it.
for a classic look on a budget
H&M Biker Jacket
- good quality
You can’t go wrong with this super-classic faux leather option. You’ll find lots of zippers all over, plus some decorative snaps on the sides of the jacket.
Rave Review: “So cute, comfy, and not too lightweight or heavy,” writes one reviewer. “I love it!”
for the suede lover
BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket
- also comes in taupe
- well-made with a sturdy belt
- not bulky
We have a feeling you’ll reach for this one a lot this fall. This suede jacket offers a softer take on the tough-chic vibe. Not into the buckle belt detailing? No sweat: it can be easily detached.
Rave Review: “This jacket had a great thickness and it’s lined with silky fabric. The leather is butter soft, and is, in fact, real leather! Something that’s very hard to come by. The belt is well-made and the hardware is sturdy. It even has snaps going around the bottom border of the jacket to hold the belt up. For the price and coupon I had, I could not be happier! I want to get another in another color and rarely do I buy myself clothes these days (very picky and utilitarian here) I would say it does run slightly small. I am broad shouldered (36b bra, 38” chest, 29” waist) the large fit me with a bit of room to spare which is the fit I wanted. I am 5’7” 140lb. The only thing is I wish the jacket was a bit more ginger-colored like in the photos, but I still love it!”
for the shearling darling
Topshop Borg Biker Jacket with Faux Leather Contrast Details in Cream
- comfy fit
- super cute and versatile
FYI, biker jackets don’t have to be leather (or pleather). The fuzzy, shearling-like material and faux leather contrast detailing on this bb are cool tweaks on a classic. As a heads up, you might wanna go a size down with this style, per some reviews.
Rave Review: “Obsessed with this jacket,” writes one reviewer. “I bought it on sale but after receiving, I still would’ve bought it full price! I’m obsessed with the fit and everything about it. The side buckles do come undone, but it doesn’t put me off.”
for fringe fanatics
River Island Fringe Detail Crop Biker Jacket
- unique style
- cropped hem
- so much movement!
- doesn’t come in other colors
Make your outerwear collection instantly more fun with this slim-fit, fringe-detailed, pale pink jacket.
for pastel lovers
Desigual Slim Biker Jacket
- various colors
- tailored fit
- recycled polyester
- only silver hardware available
We love this ultra-soft pick for many reasons, including its gorge buttercup yellow hue. This fitted style also stands out thanks to its decorative seams and a distinctive collar. Fun fact: there’s a special message on the inner lining that reads “life is awesome!” to put some extra pep in your step every time you slip into this good-vibes-only piece.
for the maximalists
Akira Le Aveugle Embellished Moto Jacket
- major glam rocker vibes
- one of a kind
If you love to do the most, this embellished jacket featuring a floral print, studs, bright stitching and patches, is most definitely up your alley!
for the pink-obsessed
Lamarque Ciara Leather Jacket
- easy to move around in
- vivid hue
- very high quality material
- only works with thin layers underneath
- color may transfer
You hear that? That’s the ’80s calling. This pop of fuchsia is definitely bold, but actually easy to style because it’s got that cropped silhouette. All you need now are some roller skates!
Rave Review: “I LOVE this jacket,” writes a reviewer. “I am a PINK freak, so the color alone was enough for me! It is very vibrant & truly fuchsia pink. The style is super classy and so fun! I normally purchase medium in jackets, so it was perfect. It certainly doesn’t allow for a bulky sweater underneath, as it is a pretty slim fit but comfortable. If you like your jackets to come down over the band of your pants, this one is not for you. It is definitely a crop jacket. I love everything about it! If it weren’t 95 degrees right now, I would be wearing it!”
for the one building a capsule closet
Michael Michael Kors Leather Moto Jacket
- buttery-soft material
- versatile jacket
- snug fit makes layering tricky
Once you’ve got enough black outerwear in your closet, the next wear-everywhere to snag is def brown. How great is this rich cognac hue?
Rave Review: “This jacket is everything,” writes a reviewer. “The pockets are useable, cropped style looks great, and leather is soft! It fits like a glove. I am 5’2″ and 125 lbs., and purchased a small. Def cannot wear a sweater underneath because there isn’t any more room in the under arm area. That’s not a big deal though because I got the jacket to wear with thin tops and outfits. This is a great staple piece to dress up or down. Jacket is just as pictured on website. Very pleased with purchase!”
for animal print devotees
Emory Park Oversized Moto Jacket in Cow Print
- oversized fit
- cow print design
- isn’t offered in other animal prints
Mooove over, solids; it’s time for bold patterns to make their way into your coat collection. This faux cow print is such a fun, effortless twist on the basic biker jacket.
for a unique investment piece
Tove Aneta Leather Coat Black
- a luxury wardrobe staple
- can be worn with anything
It’s certainly got a hefty price tag, but this Black-owned brand makes flawless pieces you’ll treasure forever, like this long, buttery leather coat. The oversize proportions and concealed fastenings hit just right.
How we choose the best biker jackets:
Cosmo’s team of digital fashion experts—which includes Fashion Features Director Rachel Torgerson, Fashion Editor Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien, and Contributing Fashion Features Director Alexandra Ilyashov—have decades of combined experience in the industry. They spot relevant trends on the runway before they even hit your TikTok FYP or Insta Explore Page and conduct research across retailers of all kinds—testing many brands IRL—to bring you the best clothing and accessory picks for every season. Basically, we’ve curated the internet to bring you the chicest options like it’s our job (because it is, heh).
Each of our shopping articles adheres to the 15 Percent Pledge and includes products for all sizes. These biker jackets for women were chosen based off of style, functionality, price point and so many reviews to put together this shoppable list of the very best for you!
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below