Picnics, fireworks, and parades - it’s time to get #4thOfJulyReady! We have some simple outfits for you that’ll take all of the guesswork out of getting ready for this holiday. 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 celebration.
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
Outfit 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 hotdogs 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 require that you have the right outfit that moves with you throughout the day. Here are 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 plus three new self-care-inspired colors, so you can mix & match it with any bottom. Throw on your favorite shorts or skirt, and you’ll be ready in minutes!
Truekind® Seamless Stretch Mid-Waist Brief
Want to wear shorts or a flowy skirt but you’re afraid of visible panty lines? This ultra stretchy seamless brief will give you a smoother look without the annoying pant lines ever! It’s great for wearing underneath when you want to wear cooler clothes in the summer.
If you love barely-there undies and be totally free of VPLs, then check the most comfortable thongs here.
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 of shorts or a skirt, or wear that trendy tank top, knowing that everything will fit and stay in place all day.
The Classic Shapermint Essentials Fresh Control Mid-Waist Shaper Bike Shorts
Bike shorts are amazing for the summertime. 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!
Take a look at the best biker shorts influencers love for 2022 here.
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.
Check out the best bralettes you’ll love here.
Getting Styled for a Pool Party
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 three classic colors: black, maroon, and ocean blue. You can dress it up or down with accessories to get the look you want.
Learn more about the best high-waisted bikini for petite to plus-size here.
Shapermint Essentials Swim Knot-Front Swim Dress
For pool parties, we suggest going in a swim dress. You can run, jump, swim, and lounge in the most comfortable top around. It’ll give you the comfort and coverage you’re looking for.
Check out our ultimate guide to shopping for shape-enhancing swimwear here.
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 for 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!