Cute 4th of July Outfits for Kids
For your picnic or barbecue celebration, dress the kids up in some festive (and fun!) attire.
Pippa & Julie Girls’ Stripe Dress
Here’s something sweet for an Independence Day picnic. This striped dress has some trendy details, like flower appliqués, a flounce hem, and perforated accents. It’s also dressy enough if your plans include a more formal gathering—all you’ll need to complete the outfit are some cute sandals.
To buy: $40, bloomingdales.com; available in sizes 2T-4T
Flag Pocket Tee
Comfortable and casual is the way to go if he’s going to be running around and getting dirty during the backyard bash. The pocket detail and faded stripes on this relaxed jersey tee gives a new twist to the classic American flag t-shirt.
To buy: $20, gap.com; available in boys' sizes 2-5 years
Rompers are a summer must-have for adults, but they’re perfect for active kids, too. The faded red, white, and blue stripes have a vintage Americana feel, and the rope belt and pocket are sweet, unexpected details. The lightweight fabric cements this outfit as a summertime staple.
To buy: $18, carters.com; available in sizes 12M-24M
There’s nothing more picnic-appropriate than plaid. And in red, white, and blue, this button-down, cotton romper has just the right amount of patriotic flair. The outfit is pre-washed to make it super-soft and comfortable for crawling around. You’ll be dressing him up in this one for Labor Day, too.
To buy: $17, oshkosh.com; available in sizes newborn-14 months
Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA Bodysuit
It’s never too early to introduce baby to a musical great like The Boss himself: Bruce Springsteen. With a nod to a classic All-American song, this bodysuit was made for a Fourth of July party. Plus, since it’s extra comfortable and lightweight, you can keep this one on all day (barring any spit-ups or spills).
To buy: $10, oldnavy.com; available in sizes newborn to 24 months
Striped Tank Top & Bloomers Set
Stars and stripes are the sweetest combination for this top and bottom set. Add in a blue hair accessory or sandals for a truly festive Fourth of July look.
To buy: $20, kohls.com; available in sizes newborn to 24M
Boys’ Swim Trunk in Pindot Stars
Dress him up for the pool party or beach outing in these perfectly-themed navy swim trunks with red stars. It’s made from quick-drying nylon, so he can wear this all day long. Pair it with a white polo to make the outfit appropriate for a casual dinner.
To buy: $55, jcrew.com; available in boys' sizes 2-16
If you take your fireworks seriously on Fourth of July, this skirt is a genius find. Made of 100% cotton poplin, the relaxed skirt has an elastic waist with a bow detail that’s easy to put on and move around in. Pair it with a simple white tee and white sandals and you’ve got the perfect patriotic outfit.
To buy: $15, gymboree.com; available in sizes 6M to 5T
Stars Full-Zip Hoodie
He’ll need a light hoodie for those evening fireworks, especially if there’s an ocean breeze, and this one couldn’t be more appropriate for the occasion. The zip hoodie will make him feel like a big kid, plus it’s soft and durable enough for everyday wear.
To buy: $13, childrensplace.com; available in sizes 6M-4T
American Flag Jersey Dress
In a nod to Old Glory, this cotton jersey dress has an interesting red, white, and blue patchwork detail with bandana and stripe prints. The Americana look can be dressed up or down with shoes and accessories. And since it’s lightweight, it’ll be comfortable enough for a barbecue, picnic, or pool party.
To buy: $45, ralphlauren.com; available in girls’ S-XL sizes
Boys’ Paisley Button Down Shirt
The paisley pattern is bandana-inspired, which makes this button-down an all-American favorite. Put this with some red shorts and he’ll be all set for the celebration. It’s a little dressier than a tee or henley, which works if you’re going to a party where the dress code is a bit more formal.
To buy: $13, target.com; available in boys’ XS-XXL sizes
Belle Du Jour Girls’ Graphic Top
Unique patterns and lace detail jazz up this casual tank. With stars, stripes, and the classic color scheme, there’s a lot of patriotic flair in this top. Pair it with denim shorts and it becomes a stylish, All-American outfit for a relaxed barbecue or picnic bash.
To buy: $11, macys.com; available in girls' sizes S-XL