What to Wear on 4th of July, Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do

What to Wear on 4th of July, Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do - Closet52

Whether you are heading to a barbecue or a park for Fourth of July, we have the dress you need. But before we celebrate, let us stop and think about this country and all of the freedoms we enjoy by living here. Yay America.

Many Americans take 3-day weekend trips or go to parties or barbecues on the holiday itself. This year, the long July 4th weekend comprises of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, which puts us in the heart of the summer. Warmth finally envelops us in every state of the country.

Maybe you’ve gotten a Fourth of July invite and you don’t know what to wear. Let us give you some options. It’s easy to find the right dress at Closet52.

What to Wear on 4th of July - a July 4th Parade

While many people will be wearing red, white and blue or any of those colors individually, not everyone will. The idea is to show your patriotism in one way or another. Choose a casual, comfortable dress. Remember, you’ll probably be standing for a long time. If you like heels, then by all means, put them on, but sneakers and flats are just as stylish when watching the marching band and members of the local VFW walk by.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 1

Flutter Sleeve Button Front Dress

Easy and effortless, this stunning shift dress is both casual and chic. Designed with pintuck pleats down the bodice, short flutter sleeves, a functional button front and finishes with a tiered hem.


What to Wear on 4th of July - Barbecue

Being outside all day means you have to think about comfort first. When standing in a backyard or sitting at a picnic table, the last thing you need is a fussy outfit. Casual is what first comes to mind and comfort is key. Sleeveless is a good choice too, especially if the temperatures are over 80 degrees. Chambray is a great fabric to look for, it wears well and washes even better. And just for kicks, wear sneaks instead of shoes (which can be slippery in the grass).

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 2

Tiered Chambray Dress

This dress is a warm weather wonder. In a lightweight fabric with casual style that includes side pockets (yay!). The tiered design is in an easy silhouette, with a ruffled collar, long ties and a pleated hem. This dress is also available in Plus Sizes.

What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 2

What to Wear on 4th of July - Shopping Trip

 First, remember, you’ll be on your feet most of the day, excluding the short breaks at the local coffee place. Comfort is priority, but that’s not the only thing. Think about wearing a dress. One-piece dressing makes try-ons truly easy, so you won’t waste much time in the dressing rooms. Think about how fast you can try on all those new clothes you like without a hassle. Lightweight fabrics are also something to look for, ensuring you’ll be cool all day long. Sneakers are a smart choice, flip-flops, too.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 3

Colorblock Dress

The secret to carefree, easy-breezy style. Colorblock tiers make up the personality of this dress along with simple design details: a scoop neckline, capped sleeves and a ruffled hem. This dress is also in additional colors and it’s available in Petites’ sizes too.


What to Wear on 4th of July - a Cemetery Visit

 You can dress casually and still be respectful. Don’t overexpose. Here, skin isn’t in. The dress you choose should still be appropriate for the weather, your audience and your personal style. Pick something that’s easy to move around in. A dress with a tight pencil skirt would make it hard to walk in some outdoor areas. Tiered, flowy midis and maxis are right on trend this season and they look great with most sandals or flats. 

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 4

Cap Sleeve Midi Dress

Day or night, this sophisticated midi dress is the one you’ll be reaching for again and again. Change it up each time you wear it with different jewelry. And stylishly layer it with a blazer, shrug or sweater. Detailed with a fitted bodice, capped sleeves and button trim above a long midi skirt.  This dress is also available in Plus Sizes.

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What to Wear on 4th of July - a Weekend Trip to Washington, D.C.

When visiting our nation’s capital, it’s important to think about comfort. Why? Mainly you’ll be on your feet all day, walking around the buildings and the museums. And you could be out all day and then watching fireworks at night. So yes, comfort is your main priority. Pick a dress that’s comfortable and flowy. It gets pretty hot in DC, so think about lightweight fabrics and a sleeveless silhouette.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 5

V-Neck Tiered Dress

Versatile and timeless, a dress you'll reach for again and again. It's a true feminine design with a dropped waist and tiered skirt. You'll love the stand ruffled collar and gentle v-neckline. It's an any day and everyday dress. 


What to Wear on 4th of July - to Watch Fireworks.

Whether you’re going to be sitting on a blanket or a lawn chair at the beach or possibly the back of your car, the one thing you need is comfort. Choose a loose silhouette, an A-line works great. The length doesn’t matter, but if you go short, slip on some bike short underneath. Don’t forget to grab a shrug or cardi in case it gets cooler where you are. (Ear plugs don’t hurt either.)

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Asymmetrical Seam Dress

You had me at yell-ow. Our great new dress with an empire waist and asymmetrical seaming turns a simple silhouette into a head-turner. Details included a v-neckline and short, capped sleeves. The full skirt makes it super comfortable and a day-to-night dream.

What to Wear on 4th of July - Wedding

You will find people wearing all colors, except the bride, but more than likely, you’ll see red, white or blue, perhaps all three. Why not join in and show your patriotic side! Pick a dress that’s comfortable and flowy…one that lets you show your moves on the dancefloor and not give you reason to worry about a wardrobe mishap. Chiffon offers a more dressed up look, and it’s lightweight, which is a real plus.  

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 7

Plus Size Pleated Party Dress

Twirl around the dance floor in this gorgeous colorblock dress. Designed with a faux halter front, with cut-in armholes, crew neckline and elasticized waist. The pleated skirt falls below the knee while the waist sash and hemline provide a contrast color pop. Functional covered buttons in back create a dramatic keyhole.

 What to Wear on 4th of July - Dinner Date

Heading to your favorite restaurant with your special someone. Is lobster or a steak on your menu? Maybe just veggies are on your diet. No matter. Pick a dress that’s fun and shows how much you love summer. Sleeveless, because it’s hot out, a maxi because you are nothing if not stylish. And finally, florals because they are calling your name and are on every chic and flowy dress this season.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 8

Cold Shoulder Watercolor Midi Dress

A watercolor bias print makes this dress one that will garner compliments day or night. Designed with a cold shoulder and an extended v-neckline. Other details include 3/4 sleeves and a rounded midi length. Perfect for your next invite. 


What to Wear on 4th of July - Block Party

When you know the day is going to be about fun and frolic, the first thing to remember is to wear a soft, comfortable dress made in a lightweight fabric. One with stretch is even better because it moves when you do. To be the best dressed at your block party, keep in mind that cute is key. No dressy dresses, no ripped denim shorts. sneakers or sandals are the way to go. And be sure to pick a dress that complements the hot dogs and watermelon.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 9

Dotted Tiered Dress

Connect the dots. This season's favorite print is spotted on the best dresses. Here, our tiered dress is designed with a scoop neck, ruffled hem and slight balloon sleeves. Super-comfortable stretchy gauze makes super comfortable to wear all day long.

What to Wear on 4th of July - Sunset Beach Party

Did you get a sunset beach invite? Yay! What a great way to end the 3-day weekend! The smart idea here to pick a lightweight sundress that has an A-line shape. Why? Because more than likely you’ll be sitting on a blanket in the sand. Make it easy on yourself. Be comfortable. Pick a fabric that breathes. A cute, flowy, maxi sundress is not only a social-media fave with the setting sun, but it is a perfect mate to a delicious s’more. Worried about the ever-present breeze at the shore while in a dress? Slip on a pair of bike or cheer shorts beneath. Problem solved.

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What to Wear on 4th of July – Outfit Idea 10

Linen-Blend Maxi Dress

Welcome summer in this breezy sundress, styled with a button front bodice that's finished with tie straps and a smocked back. The tiered skirt falls to the season's favorite maxi length. 

What to Wear on 4th of July - Outdoor Concert

One of the best things about summer is that concerts move outside. Whether your favorite rock band is playing at a festival, a local jazz band is playing at the town square on Main Street, or the Philharmonic is playing at a gorgeous alfresco venue, it doesn’t matter. What you wear, does. Pick a great stylish and comfortable summer dress and don’t forget the shrug for later, when the sun goes down and the chill picks up. Pairing a flowy maxi with your favorite sandals shows your stylish side.

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Printed Maxi Dress

Ready to make memories and perfect for any photo posting. This sublime v-neck dress will garner compliments with its dotted fabric that's right on trend. It's got a great waistline and a long easy skirt that finishes with a hi-low hem that flashes your ankles.


What to Wear on 4th of July - Park Visit

A day at the park means you need fun, casual style from morning to sunset. Burgers, corn, potato salad are on the menu, so be smart and keep it easy. A loose-fitting dress is perfect for frisbee and volleyball and even playing around with your dog. Show everyone that it’s still easy to be stylish and be carefree. Sneakers are your best option if you intend on playing games, flat sandals will work otherwise. Even if cartwheels aren’t in your future, wearing a pair of bike shorts under your dress will make the day go easier with whatever you get into.

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Gauze Tiered Dress

Head to the park with great, casual style. This stretchy gauze dress moves with you. Designed in a tiered silhouette with a jewel neckline, short, capped sleeves and a ruffled hem. Sneakers keep it fun; heels give it glam. This dress is also available in Petites’ sizes.


What to Wear on 4th of July - Pool or Beach Party

While dresses aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when heading to the pool or the shore, we think they should be. A babydoll dress is the ideal cover-up to your swimsuit. First, it’s got loads of style. You already love it. It looks good on you. Second, it slips right over your head and presto, you’re ready to jump in. Many cover-ups are oversized and not completely flattering, while a babydoll dress looks great even at the concession stand or a nearby outdoor restaurant. The versatility of this dress is incredible. With heels and jewelry, you can dress it up for bigger events.

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Ruffled Babydoll Dress

Do the ruffle shuffle in our babydoll dress. Can be worn on or off the shoulders, this dress is designed with an empire waist, an A-line shape and a ruffled hem. It’s an anytime, every time look. It’s so versatile, it can go from a party to a pool cover-up with no hassle.

Closet52 has dresses that are made to flatter every woman. One great hint is to find the design or designs that look good on you and buy them in different fabrics, different colors and different lengths. Then you’ll never go through your closet and say, I don’t have anything to wear.

As you can see, our dresses are extremely versatile and can be worn way beyond July 4th. When shopping, it’s also important to look for how many different occasions you can wear the dress. Your investment is much smarter and goes much further when you change the styling. That doesn’t only mean wearing different shoes or different jewelry (but those do count too). It could mean adding a shrug, a blazer or a hat. Also changing your makeup to be more dramatic in the evening or changing your hair to an updo will make a world of difference to the same dress.

We hope this gives you some ideas on what to wear for your different invitations from casual to patriotic to dressy. We would love to see what dresses you wear for your different 4th of July outings. Just hashtag #LoveCloset52 on to your social media post.



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