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Yes, I know that the Fourth of July is a historical holiday, but I am much keener to think of it as a time to get together with my closest friends and family for a mid-summer bash. As with all summer soirees, you’ll need to fully plan your outfit ahead of time. I’m talking about patriotic pieces that don’t feel too on-the-nose—like, say, a cute Fourth of July swimsuit that you take pictures in for the ‘gram.
The Fourth of July bathing suit is, quite frankly, a mainstay of the holiday. Because let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute. We will be spending the Fourth of July in some water-adjacent locale. We will be wearing bathing suits (and getting photographed in said bathing suits). We will also want to pay homage to the holiday through our sartorial palettes. Though it’s perfectly reasonable to don stars, stripes, or a combination of red, white and blue during any time of year, it’s basically unreasonable to sport anything but those three All-American hues on the Fourth of July. The dress code is unofficial, yet widely recognized. If you own patriotic clothing and you don’t whip it out on the holiday, what, exactly, are you doing?
But, if you’re nervous about your favorite suit actually getting to your house on time, I’m here to help courtesy of some super festive bikinis. You can order any one (or all) of these two-pieces right now and rest assured that you’ll have ‘em by the time your BBQ rolls around on the big day. God bless Amazon Prime, am I right? Oh—and they all retail for under $50.
Below, read on to shop five of the cutest red, white and blue bikinis.
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Bandeau Two Piece Bathing Suit
You can’t go wrong with this simple red bikini from ZAFUL. It even has removable straps so you can wear it multiple ways. Style it under a sheer white cover-up if you’re spending the holiday by the beach.
High Waisted 2-Piece Bikini Set
If red isn’t your favorite color, try this pretty blue and white striped option instead. Your outfit will still feel festive, but you won’t look too over the top. A pair of white denim shorts completes the look.
Halter Bikini Set
This Halter Bikini Set from IN’VOLAND is giving me major vintage vibes. It’s available to shop in sizes 16 through 24 and comes in few different colorways, but I love this red, white and blue option for the holiday.
Mesh Striped High Waist Bikini Set
If you do want to mix all three of the colors into your look without wearing a literal flag, do so with this fun bikini from COCOSHIP. The red tassels are such a fun touch but the striped design keeps this set feeling simple.
Cutout Ruffles Bikini Set
Dots are the new stripes this summer, so take this sweet ruffled bikini set from CUPSHE out for a spin right now. The cut-out in the front adds just enough sex appeal for your BBQ crush.