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8 Iconic American Fashion Brands to Wear this Holiday Weekend

Patriotic fashion as a trend comes in and out of style virtually every decade, but it’s always at a stylish high-point around the 4th of July when all Americans are pledging allegiance to red, white, and blue. And as the holiday weekend beckons, commemorating patriotic fashion, iconic American fashion designers, and of course, clothing that’s made right here in the U.S. of A., is essential.

No pattern conjures up the care-free spirit of summer quite like nautical stripes, that’s easy. But American fashion designers go even further by creating dreamy worlds of privilege through their clothes and branding, ultimately redefining American lifestyle that we all want a piece of. And sometimes, by just wearing the clothes of these all-American designers, we’re able to get a glimpse of that life, even just for a day … or a long holiday weekend.

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    If there's ONE designer that can give you a quick American makeover, it's Tommy Hilfiger — hey, even his logo is red, white, and blue. With a perfect mix of preppy and summer freedom, anything from this brand would make a great addition to your July 4th outfit. 

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - Red shorts turn things instantly celebratory. Lady Liberty Chino Short, $48.

    - Part of the Surf Shack collection, our love of stripes continues in this brilliant one-piece (and the open-back silhouette makes for a flattering second glance). Patchwork One Piece, $148.

    - Your go-to shirtdress just got a lot more interesting — beach-ready for day and spiced up for night. Dress Perfection, $118.

    - Fabrics have never been floatier. On the next breezy beach day pair a pleated skirt with a silken cami — the effect is effortless, elegant, and completely captivating. Catch My Drift Dress, $158.

    - Strong silhouettes give luxury twill blazers and linen dresses a tailored, modern look. Pair a striped sweater with colored or printed denim for an urban edge to complete your perfect traveling outfit. Nautical Prep 

    - These white skinny crops whisper summer with every swish. Ivory Coast Crops, $88.

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    This supremely American brand brings a beach style mix of sun-faded essentials that transition easily from sand to soiree — that sort of classic glamour as Ralph Lauren himself once said, "never goes out of style."

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - This cap-sleeved dress is crafted from soft cotton jersey and features a floor-length silhouette. Cap-Sleeved Jersey Maxi Dress, $129. (Seen in red, but also available in blue)

    - This nautical-inspired striped dress is crafted from Pima cotton jersey and designed with an easy-fitting, draped silhouette. Sunset Striped Cotton Dress, $199.

    - This flattering halter dress features a vintage-inspired sailboat print and waist-cinching belt. Sailboat-Print Halter Dress, $259.

    - This bright sheath dress is crafted from soft matte jersey and designed with feminine polka dots. Polka-Dot Matte Jersey Dress, $89.99.

    - This sophisticated dress features a slim-fitting silhouette and an alluring crossover design at the bust. Sleeveless Cross-Front Dress in red, $559.

    - This stunning dress is slim through the bodice and full at the hemline, which is accented with a brush-stroke design. Sleeveless Cotton Susan Dress in white with blue accents, $659.

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    Manufacturing in America requires risk-taking and long-term investment and American Apparel thinks it's well worth it ... and so do we! With a youthfulness and a throwback to the '70s and '80s fashion trends and textiles, American Apparel is a hit for this patriotic weekend. Check out their entire 4th of July collection here.

     

    Shop the Looks:

    -A cool striped summer dress featuring a fitted bodice, a sweetheart neckline, back tie and side zipper closure, and a flared bottom that hits well above the knee. Stripe Tie Back Dress, $68.

    - The classic California one-piece, in our US flag print. US Flag Print Malibu Swimsuit, $45.

    - A cool and comfortable striped sun dress featuring a classic A-line shape with a fitted top, flared bottom, and back button closure. Stripe Sun Dress, $70.

    - A mid-length circle skirt featuring a colorful print, front pockets, and front button closure. Rayon Button-up Long Skirt, $72.

    - The sexy Nylon Tricot Triangle Bikini Top, now available in vibrant stripes! Stripe Bikini, $29.

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    The original designer jeans brand, Calvin Klein has become the  contemporary, functional, athletic wear line for an active, multi-dimentional lifestyle. I wouldn't go as far as to say that Calvin Klein has a patriotic theme, but the brand has a timeless, classic, and simple American casual-living feel to it.

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - This simple strapless white cover-up dress can alsobe worn as a skirt. White Convertible Swim Cover-up, $64.99.

    - The classic slim boyfriend denim jeans can easily be paired with red white and blue accessories for a perfect patriotic look.  Medium Wash Slim Boyfriend Denim Jeans, $79.50. (And a denim jacket never hurts, either!) 

    - This cute cap- sleeve dress with contrasting horizontal stripes comes with a cute removable belt and ruching on the right shoulder. Add a pair of red sneakers and you're ready for the fireworks. Blue Striped + Belted Cap-sleeve Dress, $99.50.

    - Similar to its striped friend, this fun print would be perfect with a few red accessories! Exotic Print Sleeveless Ruched Dress, $99.50.

    - Add a cute red and white blouse or tee to these shorts and you're set! Textured Jacquard Shorts or Abstract Paint Print Cutoff Denim Shorts, $34.99 - $44.99.

    - Who says you can't wear horizontal stripes? This fine blue and white print is adorable! Horizontal Stripe Maxi Dress, $108.

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    Michael Kors is the maker of an "American dreams" lifestyle ... one that makes you want to jet-set around the world, looking chic while floating from city-to-city and beach-to-beach. 

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - This is the perfect caftan cover-up for any patriotic holiday weekend! MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Tie-Waist Dress, $130.

    - This two-piece set in sapphire microfiber with golden rings at sides is perfect a your July 4th swim. Michael Kors Byzance Ring-Side Bandeau Bikini, $234.

    - This coral jersey maxi dress is stunning with golden rings down the sides. Michael Kors Byzance Ring-Side Coverup, $413.

    - This may be the perfect maxi for a summer day. Add some pops of red and you're set. MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Maxi Dress, $120.

    - I couldn't be more in love with a one-piece swimsuit than I am with this one. Michael Kors Plunge Ruffle Maillot, $384. 

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    With a hint of retro '60s style and a color palette consisting of versions of red, white and blue, Marc Jacobs' fun and quirky take on American sportswear hits the patriotic mark without even flinching.

     

     Shop the Looks:

    - This boatneck longsleeve sweater with all over horizontal red stripes will keep you warm while watching the July 4th fireworks. Marc Jacobs Stripe Boatneck Sweater, $995.

    - This is a play on the classic shirt dress with contrast white placard sleeves and double pockets at the waist. The dress features an attached solid belt and 3/4 sleeve length. Marc Jacobs Long Sleeve Shirt Dress with Belt, $995.

    - This peplum maillot featuring a removable halter strap and zipped back closure screams summer fun. Marc by Marc Jacobs Colorblocked Peplum Maillot, $177.

    - This jersey knit sleeveless dress with a full pleated skirt is just the right mix of casual chic. Marc by Marc Jacobs Beals Jersey Dress, $228.

    - This short-sleeved cotton jersey tee with checkered print is great for a summer barbecue. Marc by Marc Jacobs Molly Check Jersey Top, $88.

    - This simple drop-waist tank dress with a dipped V-neck and pleated skirt would transition from beach to boardwalk with ease. Marc by Marc Jacobs Justine Cotton Tank Dress, $298. (Also available in red and blue!)

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    With a '50s twist on the modern-meets-preppy-lady-who-lunches, Kate Spade does bright and crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication with ease. Her feminine styles are an exuberant approach to everyday fashion, and a great option when packing for your July 4th weekend away.

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - Form-fitting at the bodice and flared through the skirt, this cap-sleeve number is summer perfection with its vibrant stripe design. Striped Ethel Dress, $160.

    - The deep V-neck and above-the-knee hemline is balanced by a roomy silhouette that's straight from armhole to hem. Bonus: There's hidden bra strap holders under the shoulders, so you don't have to worry about peek-a-boo blunders. Laureen Dress, $428.

    - A linen top that's delicately shaped makes for perfect warm weather tailoring. Tatiana Top, $248.

    - These stylish cropped jeans can be dressed up with chunky wedges or down with sandals for a casual walk down the boardwalk. Broome Street Gingham Capri, $118.

    - A dress that adds a little joie de vivre to anything you do, this frock features a solid bodice and a gorgeous full skirt with bright stripes. Celina Dress, $278.

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    With a  very '70s rocker, bohemian, love-child feel from Woodstock to Coachella, Free People gets Americana right! Sometimes downright obvious with their tattered flag prints, fringe embellishments, and very fun and  youthful spirit, it's difficult not to want to jump into their clothes to just feel free.

     

    Shop the Looks:

    - This flag-printed infinity scarf will keep you warm while watching the fireworks this weekend. American Flag Infinity Scarf, $58.

    - Add a red cardigan to this tie-dye maxi dress and you can't get any more patriotic. Bonitas Sunshine Dress, $198.

    - Pair this scoopneck henley dress with a vintage jean jacket for an all-American look. Miles of Henley Mini Dress, $88. (Also available in blue!)

    - Wear this vintage Beach Boys "Atlantic City July 4th" tee to your next summer concert in the park.  Vintage Beach Boys Atlantic City Show Tee, $198.

    - This crocheted maxi kaftan is the perfect beach cover-up for your July 4th weekend. Mykanos Kaftan, $440.

    - This long-sleeved knit swing dress would pair great with blue wedges and a distress blue jean vest. Long Sleeve Swing Dress, $88.

    - And when all else fails, just throw on this oversized sweater and enjoy the holiday in ridiculously comfortable style! Flag Pullover, $128.

 

And check out this roundup of on-trend red, white, and blue accessories to add to your patriotic look!

* All collages are product shots and created by Maegan Tintari

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