Celebrities do it too and in quirky style. Katy Perry seen in the stars and stripes.
Having inspired the costumes of Captain America and Wonder Woman - the American flag bikini is quite an eye catcher. From shorts to hats, the American flag found its way everywhere.
The flag was finally modified with the present 50 stars to represent the states of the country.
Betty Ross had designed the first American flag- this lady has something to thank Ross for.
Recording star, Sir Ivan, at the Red, Blue and White BBQ party he hosted on the 3rd of July this year,at Hampton's Castle, flaunt the national colors.
The original American flag had a circle of 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies.
To use the national flag as clothing is considered to be an insult to patriotism in some countries. Celebrating the 4th of July in style -US obviously thinks otherwise!
Why leave the shoes out? The flag graces a child's flip-flops on a Nevada beach.
T-shirts and bandannas add the colour to the 4th of July celebrations.
The American flag is one of the most widely recognized symbols in the world. It is used on stamps, uniforms etc and now in fashion as well.
Significantly, the Flag Code prohibits using the flag "for any advertising purpose" and also states that the flag "should not be embroidered, printed, or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use".
Lady Gaga and Beyonce turn it a notch up in the music video of 'Telephone'.
4th of July evening celebrations in 2010.
Kids play on the beach on the eve of the 4th of July in 2010.
Celebrating the 4th of July, 2011. Early morning fireworks in the Las Vegas sky.
People enjoy the fire works in front of the famous Ballagio fountains in Las Vegas, early dawn, 4th July, 2011.
Ladies enjoy the Red, Blue and White BBQ sporting the national colours.
Clearly America thinks otherwise. The 4th of July is celebrated in its own style and fashion and the citizens carry their heart on their sleeves and the flag on their clothes.