Thinking about the Fourth of July conjures many images: America, fireworks, barbecued hot dogs, and of course, the beach. Now that summer is officially here (though in my opinion, the weather is still way too cold for June in New York City) it's time to start thinking about Fourth of July swimsuits. If your celebration consists mostly of hanging out on the beach, a boat or the pool, all you really need to make a patriotic statement is a red, white or blue (or all of the above) bathing suit.
There are a few ways you can rock your holiday look. On the one hand, you can show off your American pride literally by wearing a stars-and-stripes printed suit. But if that's not your vibe, a solid or patterned suit in any of our national colors will look festive, too. And as always, there are endless options of bikinis, tankinis, monokinis and one-pieces for you to choose from. The most important thing is finding a suit that will make you feel confident — if that's the case, you'll look amazing no matter what.
Here are 21 different bathing suit options for you to try this Fourth of July — don't forget to wear sunscreen!
1. Koa On The Horizon Bikini
On The Horizon Top ($75) and Bottom ($61) in Sapphire/Wildflower, Koa
These cool cut outs are worth the bizarre tan lines they may give you.
2. Shoshana Pleated Waves Monokini
Shoshana Pleated Waves Monokini One-Piece Swimsuit, $163, Bloomingdales
Can't decide between a one piece and a bikini? This monokini from Shoshanna will give you the best of both!
3. Torrid Lattice Front One Piece Swimsuit
Lattice Front One Piece Swimsuit, $88, Torrid
This ruched, white hot one piece is perfect for showing off your mid-summer tan.
4. Modcloth Diving Me Crazy Swimsuit
Modcloth Diving Me Crazy Swimsuit | Top, $65 | Bottom, $60, Modcloth
This retro-style navy and white two piece offers full coverage while still showing off a little skin
5. Solid And Striped Anne Marie One Piece
The Anne Marie Americana Stripe, $168, Solid And Striped
This suit is just one of Solid and Striped many, many Fourth of July appropriate suits (in case the name didn't imply, they have tons of striped one pieces and bikinis in all kinds of different colors!).
6. H+M Draped Bikini
H+M Draped Bikini Bottoms, $18 | Top, $30, H&M
This suit is feminine and sexy, and lets you wear florals and forth of July colors all at once.
7. Mikoh Sunset Bikini
Mikoh Sunset Bikini Top (in Luau), $112 | Velzyland Bikini Bottom (in Luau), $112, Shopbop
This Mikoh suit allows you to show some cleavage, which can be difficult in a strapless top. Just make sure you hold on tight when you jump in the ocean!
8. Rachel Pally Zani Bikini
Rachel Pally Zani Suit in Navy Stripe, Top $97 | Bottom $88, Revolve
Embrace this season's off the shoulder trend with this suit from Rachel Pally. The top looks super cute paired with a white maxi skirt and jean jacket, too.
9. Target Sea Angel Bikini
Women's Striped Halter Bandeau Bikini Top, $33 | Women's High Waist Swim Bottom with Button Detail, $27, Target
I can totally see Taylor Swift rocking this pinup girl-esque vintage looking two-piece.
10. Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All
Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Secret Agent Siren Swimsuit, $109, Swimsuits For All
Sexy swimwear designed by Ashley Graham? Yes, please.
11. Old Navy Stars And Stripes String Bikini
Patterned String Bikini Top, $14 | Bottom , $15, Old Navy
This red white and blue bikini is about as patriotic as they come. Betsy Ross would be proud.
12. Torrid Red Hot Bikini
Twist Front Bikini Top, $41 | High Waist Swim Bottom, $23, Torrid
This shiny red style has underwire and padded cups, and the adjustable straps can be worn straight or crossed for added support.
13. Victoria's Secret Strappy, Starry Bikini
Strappy Cross-Back Triangle Top, $41 | Strappy Cheeky Bottom, $28, Victorias Secret
In honor of Victoria's Secret's last swim season, scoop up this star-spangled swimsuit
14. Topshop Red One Piece
Plunge Back Swimsuit, $20, Toshop
Nothing quite says "America" like a classic, Bay Watch style red one piece. Thanks, Pam Anderson.
15. Forever 21 American Bikini
Forever 21 Low-Rise Bikini Bottoms, $13 | America Hi-Neck Bikini Top, $18, Forever 21
This bikini does all the talking for you.
16. Gap Navy Striped Rash Guard
Rashguard, $45, Gap
Trying to keep your skin extra-protected? Opt for this cute, long sleeve rash guard to cover your chest and arms and keep you from burning
17. ASOS Curve Ruched Bikini
ASOS CURVE Underwired Ruched Bikini Top, $29 | Ruched Side High Waist Bikini Bottom, $26, ASOS
The cups on this suit are specially molded for a naturally round, perky shape. And that bright red? Va, Va, Voom.
18. Koa City Lights Bikini
Koa City Lights Bikini Bottom, $51, Koa Swim
This ultra-American suit will give you a major Lady Liberty vibe.
19. Urban Outfitters Plunging One Piece
Out From Under Plunging Halter One-Piece Swimsuit, $72, Urban Outfitters
This high-cut, low-ne cked one piece is sexy and comfortable.
20. La Blanca One Piece Lingerie Strap Tank
La Blanca One Piece Lingerie Strap Tank, $127, Everything But Water
Throw on a pair of jean shorts with this suit for an instant easy outfit.
21. SKYE & Staghorn White Bikini
SKY & Staghorn Wrap Bikini Top, $105 | String Bikini Bottom, $61, Revolve
When all else fails, you can't go wrong with a sporty, asymmetric white bikini.
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