Every July, the greatest wardrobe invention this side of 1776 emerges for a hot second: the American flag bikini. And this year has turned out to be a particularly Star-Spangled one. From the bombshells of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition to the angels of Victoria’s Secret runways, the hottest women in the world (or, well, America) are donning their stars and stripes and celebrating the home of the brave. (And posting the proof to Instagram.) So read on, and once you’re done celebrating freedom yourself, be sure to check out the 15 Instagram goddesses who’ve proven neon is sexy again.
Jayde Nicole may be a Canadian, but that doesn’t mean she can’t celebrate Independence Day in a stunning American flag bikini (even if this tiny number is missing a color).
Danielle Knudson, another Canadian, sure knows how to celebrate neighborly love.
Professional dancer Samaria Regalado can dance a plethora of styles, from contemporary to jazz to musical theater (not to mention the fact that she’s danced straight into our hearts).
Here’s a rare shot of swimsuit model Melody Le not on a beach. She is, however, celebrating two of those aforementioned American past times.
Allie Silva—pictured (left) here with gal pal Sandra Kubicka—received her undergrad in sociology and has a deep passion for criminal justice reform. So, when she’s not done wowing the world, she’s saving it.
Maybe Canadians just like American more than Americans do; Roxanna Dunlop moved to Los Angeles, from Toronto, shortly after she turned 18. We’re happy to welcome her to the country.
Fashion model Cora Skinner is, truly, a gift to all Americans.
Marta Carriedo runs an eponymous fashion blog and is the host of an accompanying show. She may have left off the red on her swimsuit, but in this case, we’ll let it slide.
It’s difficult to tell whether Nina Agdal is more known for gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition or for crushing Leo DiCaprio‘s heart. (Currently, she’s reportedly dating Jack Brinkley-Cook, the son of Christie Brinkley, whom you can see more of right here.)
Another Canadian? Well, kind of. Lexi Wood has dual citizenship, so she can celebrate all she wants. (Not that anyone would dream of stopping her.)
We promise this isn’t an excuse to include Cora Skinner (left) on here twice. Here she is celebrating the Fourth with nascent fashion model Elizabeth Turner, who forgot to include red on her American flag bikini.
We’d jump through an infinite amount of hoops to spend the Fourth with Samantha Hoopes.
Alessandra Ambrosio shows the men on the moon how to really be an American.
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