Picnics, fireworks, and parades - it’s time to get 4th of July ready! We have some simple outfits for you that’ll take all of the guesswork out of getting ready for this holiday weekend. Whether you’re planning on lounging by the pool, spending time at a backyard BBQ with friends, or running around playing games with the kids, we have all the attire you’ll need for a comfy, memorable weekend.
4th of July History
Before we get into the outfits, let’s start off with a little history lesson.
The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, honors the Declaration of Independence of the United States. On July 4, 1776, The Continental Congress announced the separation of the 13 colonies in North America from Great Britain. Today, we still celebrate our freedom with picnics, celebrations, fireworks, and parades.
It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other. — John Adams
Where does the use of fireworks come from? During the first celebration of Independence Day in 1977, ships fired a 13-gun salute to honor the 13 colonies. The tradition stuck and we now celebrate with the fireworks we know today.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore! — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Outfits for a Backyard BBQ
It’s one of the most popular weekends to gather with family and friends in the backyard and grill outside. Perhaps at night you’ll watch a local fireworks show or play some games or sports in the backyard. And we can’t forget all of the delicious 4th of July food - from hot dogs to burgers, watermelon, and summer salads, there’s so much to choose from. Can you say yum?
All of the summer fun, food, and celebrations requires that you have the right outfit that moves with you throughout the day. Here’s some of our favorites:
Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day Scoop Neck Cami
For outdoor fun in the hotter temps, we recommend the scoop neck cami. It’s so versatile that you can wear it alone or with a t-shirt layered over top. It comes in three neutral colors, so you can mix & match it with any bottom. Throw on your favorite shorts or skirt, and you’ll be ready in minutes!
Shapermint Essentials High Waisted Shaping Leggings
If you’re going to be active or playing any games outdoors, the shaping leggings are a great option. You can pair them with the scoop neck cami for an easy outfit, or wear your favorite summer tank top to add a pop of color (just don’t forget the sunscreen!) We love that the fabric is lightweight and breathable, so they’re perfect to wear outdoors.
The Classic Shapermint Essentials Mid-Waist Shaping Capri
For a more cropped look, you might want to try the shaping capri. These are ideal for the summer months and can easily go with basics you already have at home. If you want to get really festive, you can wear a 4th of July inspired top (anything that’s red, white, and blue) and throw on a pair of white sneakers to finish off the outfit.
It’s Time for 4th of July Activities
Are you ready for a weekend of fun in the sun? With all of the 4th of July activities, you want to be comfy and cool, even in the hot temps. From concerts, to picnics, to baseball games, you’ll want to be ready when on the go this holiday.
These are some of our comfiest essentials that can go under any outfit. Having the right shaping panties and bra allows you to effortlessly throw on your favorite pair or shorts or a skirt, or wear that trendy tank top, knowing that everything will fit and stay in place all day.
Truekind® Everyday Throw-on Wireless Bralette
We love this bra for hot days. The throw-on bralette gives you that carefree, summer feel, while still giving you the support you need throughout the day. Wear it under your favorite summer top or dress and you’ll be comfy at your gathering.
Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day High-Waisted Shaper Panty
Want to wear shorts or a flowy skirt? The shaper panty will give you all of the shaping support you need for your midsection. It’s great for wearing underneath when you want to wear cooler clothes in the summer.
The Classic Shapermint Essentials Fresh Control Mid-Waist Shaper Bike Shorts
Bike shorts are amazing for the summer time. You can wear them under a dress to prevent chafing or wear them alone with a tucked in baggy t-shirt and a pair of tennis shoes. It’s a super simple, yet trendy look!
Getting Styled for a Pool Party
Shapermint Essentials Adjustable Strap Wire Free Tankini
For pool parties, we suggest going with the wire-free tankini. You can run, jump, swim, and lounge in the most comfortable top around. It’ll stay in place all day and give you the shaping power you’re looking for.
Shapermint Essentials High-Waisted Control Bikini Bottom
Lounging by the pool just got better. We have the best bottoms to mix & match with the top of your choice. This bottom comes in two classic colors: black and maroon. You can dress it up or down with accessories to get the look you want.
To shop more shaping swimwear, check out our other styles as part of the 4th of July sale.
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. — Harry S. Truman
We hope you have fun shopping the 4th of July sale and make the most of these super simple outfit recommendations. Getting all of the staples will allow you to feel your best and enjoy life to its fullest, without spending all the time picking out an outfit.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Independence Day with your friends and family!