Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do it, and that goes doubly when it comes to fashion. But that doesn’t stop us Americans, gosh darn it.
Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year to celebrate our freedom and everything else the good ol’ US of A represents. We love our country as much as anyone else, but some take it too far on the Fourth.
Of course, we’re referring to Americans dressing up in the tackiest, loudest, most embarrassing outfits that they can think of. Dressing up in tacky outfits is just a Fourth of July tradition at this point, like deafening fireworks or charcoal-burnt hot dogs. And frankly, we love it in a weird way.
The outfits are hideous, but they’re almost beautiful in the way they beautifully express what freedom means, for better or worse.
Even for us, however, some of these tacky 4th of July outfits are just too much. Some are plain hard to look at. Like a train wreck though, we can’t help but keep looking until the horrifying images of men wearing red, white and blue Speedos are permanently burned into our brains.
So celebrate American independence and lack of fashion sense by scrolling through the slides above.