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Melissa Joan Hart Rewears 21-Year-Old Dress for Fourth of July: 'The Eagle Dress Has Landed'

People logo People 7/5/2022 Charmaine Patterson

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Melissa Joan Hart is going vintage for Independence Day once again!

The 46-year-old actress celebrated the holiday by paying homage to a two-decade-old dress that has always stayed true to her.

She sported the infamous red, no-sleeve number — which features an eagle front and center — in a carousel of photos she shared on Instagram Monday. Her post demonstrated just how many times she's proudly worn the piece throughout the years.

Kicking things off with a selfie, the Melissa & Joey star also included a snap of her wearing the dress while donning a baby bump, holding up an American flag, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and seemingly posing beside Hilary Duff and Bryan Cranston.

"The eagle dress has landed. 🦅," she wrote of the piece before sharing "a little history about the dress that has decorated my always changing shape for 21 years now."

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Hart said she first bought the dress in Melbourne, Australia back in 2000, before debuting it on Jay Leno's late-night show. She explained that it was "after 9/11 when I only wore red, white and blue for the better part of a year."

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Since 2008, Hart said the dress has served as a "July 4th staple in my Tahoe closet ... and I have worn it every year minus 2019 when I spent independence Day on the east coast."

"And some doctored up photo of me with @bryancranston and @hilaryduff that never actually happened in my memory. Slide show included for reference," she joked. "Happy July 4th to my fellow Americans."

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Hart isn't the only one who celebrated the holiday with a memorable number.

HGTV star Christina Haack also posted a photo of her husband, Josh Hall, rocking an American flag-themed onesie on Sunday.

"Just enjoying the view. 💥 Happy 4th of July weekend . ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸," she captioned the hilarious snap.

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Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese Buckner and her family also went American-themed for their attire in a photo she shared on Instagram.

She donned a red-and-white striped tube top with stars paired with denim shorts. Her husband Christopher Buckner sported a similar outfit, his shorts paying tribute to the American flag. Their two sons were also fittingly dressed for the occasion in red, white, and blue.

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