Red, White & Bikini

It’s that time of year again…when it’s ok to look like an extra from a country music video and wear a teeny-tiny flag-print bikini! The 4th of July is so intrinsically “American” that it’s the one time I actually advocate for anything kitschy and cutesy and themed! The one thing I will say, though, is unless you plan on wearing one of these numbers the rest of the summer (and honestly, I kind of hope you don’t because then you will ACTUALLY look like you are trying to be an extra in a country music video…), please don’t spend a lot of money on this. Bikinis in general are four little pieces of fabric. So one that you’re going to sport for one for one day for a cute photo-opp shouldn’t cost you more than $20-50 maximum. I found four that all are slightly different variations within that price range, and I’m even ok with it if you buy a matching towel!

Whether you want the stars up top, the stripes up top, or the stars all-over, one of these should do the trick for you. But it’s only three days till the 4th, so hurry up and get on it (“thank goodness for Amazon Prime” is basically said in my house on a daily basis!). Check these out or do your own google search for “American flag bikini”…hundreds of different ones exist, and your photo will be even more Instagram-worthy if you coordinate with some girlfriends…

Here are my picks:

This first one with all-over blue & white stars with red trim from Amazon is actually the only one I’d be ok seeing all summer because it’s the slightest bit not-exactly-a-flag…

Want your stars on the top and stripes on the bottom? This one from Target has a fun vintage look to it. The top and bottom are sold separately, so don’t forget to buy both pieces!

Want to switch it up and have the stars on the bottom and the stripes on the top? This one from Tipsy Elves (one of my favorite Shark Tank success stories!) is the one for you! This one you have to buy both the top and the bottom as well.

And lastly, if you want to make sure the whole flag is represented in a waist-up picture, go for this one from Venus…the top is half stars and half stripes…perfect!

Have a safe & happy 4th of July…

~ Alison.

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