Be your own Lady Liberty in Catherine Malandrino's American Flag dress. Photo: CatherineMalandrino.com

It's a stars and stripes holiday, and there's nothing more appropriate for taking in the fireworks than wearing your flag on your sleeve, er, dress.

Catherine Malandrino stepped out for her designer bow at the finale of her Spring/Summer 2009 runway show, wearing a silk American flag dress and since then, early editions of the patriotic dress have been spotted on celebrities including Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep and Kelly Ripa.

The silk dress is available at Catherine Malandrino boutiques and online for $450, which is quite a few George Washingtons, but taking note from the A-listers who've worn the red, white and blue frock, it's stylish year-round.