Happy Independence Day! A Roundup of the Tackiest Celeb Flag Fashion

It's the Fourth of July, and we're lucky enough to live in a country that allows us the freedom to dress like total jackasses if we want to. Patriotic dressing never gets old and is a perennial favorite of celebs. The problem is that it rarely looks classy, and is almost always tacky. Probably because our flag is red, white, and blue with stars and stripes? That's a lot going on for one outfit. The ironic thing is that a lot of the celebs wearing the Stars and Stripes aren't even from the US. (Hopefully they just think it's cool, kinda how Americans think the Union Jack is cool.) Click through for the most glorious sartorial abuses of our American flag, courtesy of many celebrities.
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It's the Fourth of July, and we're lucky enough to live in a country that allows us the freedom to dress like total jackasses if we want to. Patriotic dressing never gets old and is a perennial favorite of celebs. The problem is that it rarely looks classy, and is almost always tacky. Probably because our flag is

Supermodels may be the only people on earth who don't look ridiculous in a flag bikini.

OK, fine. Jessica Simpson looks hot, too, seen here from her classic GQ cover.

The Spice Girls (British) at what must be an American function, because Ginger always wore the Union Jack bodysuit.

Paris Hilton in Zang Toi. Even in designer clothes she manages to be on the wrong side of tasteful.

A rare misstep for

This is obviously not a celeb, but how could we resist? (This one's for you,

Tilda Swinton (Scottish) is the only person on the planet who could pull off "avant garde flag."