According to the United States Flag Code — yes, there is such a thing — Section 8d states: “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.” While this may be the law, it doesn’t stop, well, anybody from rocking the American flag — especially those who love to push the envelop fashion-wise: celebrities.
In honor of Flag Day, we rounded up a variety of celebrities wearing flags as fashion — from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to Kesha! Check out how these rule-breakers pulled off this patriotic style below!
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Check out 11 celebrities looking red, white, and cool in flag-inspired outfits!
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Our favorite California girl totally made her country proud with this racy American flag-inspired stage outfit.
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The 11-time Olympic medalist showed off his patriotism at the beach with a pair of black-and-white flag swimming trunks!
Brooke Mueller 4 of 12
Looking to rock the bohemian look? Take inspiration from Brooke by finishing off your outfit with a vintage, distressed flag-themed scarf!
Nelly 5 of 12
Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here?! Our favorite rapper rocked a black and white American flag tank with a touch of bling!
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Rihanna may not be the only girl in the world to wear shorts that short, but she's the only celeb we've seen rocking flag-themed denim bottoms. She seems to be embracing her adopted land — U.S.A.!
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While we're loving Ke$ha's patriotism, couldn't she find an American flag tank that had a few less holes in it? Where's the song "Take It Off" when you need it?!
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Alec Baldwin's daughter may be named Ireland, but she's all for the U.S.A.! Her flag crop top and starred knee-high socks were all the rage at Coachella this year!
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What a girl wants is Christina's awesome flag-inspired cardigan! She even went with hot red lips and blue nail polish! Someone must really love her country ...
Ciara 10 of 12
On her album cover for "One Woman Army," Ciara looked tough AND patriotic in her flag t-shirt! Work it, girl!
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Throwback time! Years ago Jessica Simpson posed for GQ in a tiny American flag-print bikini.
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Lady Gaga totally went all U.S.A in the music video for her song "Telephone," rocking a flag-themed bandana and bandeau top. Doesn't this photo make you want to just dance?!
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News unless otherwise noted.