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[[caption-width-right:275:To proudly show your... patriotism.]]

->''"In case you couldn't tell, (Tina Armstrong's) an American, and Americans always wear the stars and stripes. In fact I'm wearing a very patriotic thong."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Bandit Keith]]''' on ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRD2HnKNuGc review]] of ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive''

A flag design on swimwear, or similar garment, apparently to make the outfit [[{{Fanservice}} even sexier]], or at least very distinctive.

For some reason, the U.S. flag seems to be the most common, but it's not the only one.

It often shows up in advertising, particularly if being worn by a HoodOrnamentHottie.

Some people consider this disrespectful to these flags (and Brazil actually bans its flag on swimsuits [[note]]United States flag code forbids using the flag as part of any apparel as well, but while technically part of the law, the flag code has no punishment for violations, making it more about respect than law.[[/note]]), while other people don't seem to mind, as shown by the popularity of this kind of suit.

If an anime or manga has a ForeignFanservice girl from the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]], and there is a BeachEpisode, expect said girl to wear this bikini.

A SubTrope of WearingAFlagOnYourHead and SexyWhateverOutfit.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the ''Manga/MidoriDays'' manga, foreign exchange student Lucy wears American flag underwear.
* Monica Adenauer of the American team in ''Anime/YakitateJapan'' wears an American flag-themed bikini while on the deserted island alongside in the finals.
* Elizabeth Dawn from ''Manga/GambleFish'' wears one as her normal outfit.
* A brief scene in ''Manga/SuperGals'' has Ran and Mami fight over a U.S. flag patterned bikini. Unsurprisingly, the bikini snapped into half due to their tug-of-war with it, and their boyfriends had to pay for the damage.
* Mito Ikumi often wears one in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/WonderWoman's standard costume.
* ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' had a cover where Katy, Gloria, and Lucki had a set [[http://powsley.blogspot.com/2011/05/leslie-and-i-hope-everyone-is-having.html that made a flag when standing together]].
* Stargirl from ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' has a variant--while she does [[BareYourMidriff bare her midriff]], her costume is closer to a tank top and bicycle shorts rather than a bikini.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The two heroines of the film ''Film/{{Dick}}'' cut up a flag to make bikini tops and hip huggers for themselves at the end.
* Film/AustinPowers and his Union Jack briefs.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThePretender'' has a scene, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/us_flag_fur_coats_3543.jpg that combines]] this with GoingFurASwim in a fake ad.
* Lois Lane from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' wears one in a strip club.
-->'''Chloe''': All I can say is... God bless America!
* Seen in the ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' episode "And This Little Piggy Had Money" as part of a fantasy the mark has about what his life will be like when he accepts the high-paying job in California that Mickey's crew is offering him.
* In an episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Joy is trying to show that she's a good person to gain jury sympathy, so with some help from Darnell, she does a sexy photoshoot of herself in one of these (and her flag-painted [[CoolCar Brat]]) to send to soldiers overseas, claiming that she's doing so out of pure-hearted PatrioticFervor.

[[folder: Music]]
* The original cover of the Music/BlackCrowes' album, ''Amorica'', had a close-up of a woman's "bikini area" wearing one, but it got banned and replaced.
* Angus Young of Music/{{ACDC}} will finish the process of stripping down to just his schoolboy shorts by dropping his shorts, revealing a pair of boxers designed like the flag on the country they're playing in.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} divas when often wear these, especially around the Fourth of July. Wrestling/TorrieWilson would wear these as the poster girl for ''The Great American Bash'' several years in a row.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Candi Suxx from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' wears nothing more than a American flag-themed bikini.
* Tina Armstrong's starting swimsuit in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' is one of these.
** Christie's Sapphire suit is a one-piece Union Flag variant of this trope. Her amethyst suit also has a union flag motif but it's predominantly purple for some reason.
* In ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', the outfits of Tiffany Lords express a flag based motif.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* All the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of countries in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' wear their flag on their clothes, so any swimsuit instance promises some flag swimwears. Sister America's usual top also gives off the effect of a flag-bikini top.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* See the page image from ForeignFanservice.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Obama wore a flag speedo.