Taylor Swift & L.E.I. Team Up for an Affordable Dress Line -- $14 and Up!

01/29/2009 at 05:37 PM ET

courtesy Peggy Sirota/L.E.I

As if selling millions of albums isn’t enough, Taylor Swift has teamed up with teen favorite L.E.I. to produce a line of sundresses for Walmart. “I love dresses,” Taylor tells PEOPLE. “And I have always had this dream to make an affordable sundress line.” Taylor first teamed up with L.E.I. last year to star in their denim campaign, and now the Walmart brand will be releasing her dresses on February 1st. The singer, who will also star in the ads, looked to her own life for inspiration when it came to design. “I started brainstorming what I would wear this summer, on tour or hanging out at festivals when its hot outside,” Taylor says. The result: a collection of lightweight jersey dresses in bold colors and girly prints for just $14. “I was totally adamant that I wanted [the dresses] to be affordable. With my headlining tour, we are offering $20 tickets everywhere we go and I wanted to approach the sundress line in the same way,” says Taylor. “To have cute dresses under $20 is something I am really proud of.” Though the star prefers more comfortable fashions, she does love designer gowns for the red carpet. “My absolute favorite is the dress that I wore to the CMAs this year. It was the Kaufman Franco glittery one,” Taylor recalls of the dress that landed her on best dressed lists everywhere. “I love dresses that sparkle and that was the epitome of sparkly — it was like a walking mirror.” Before gearing up for her tour, the singer will be hitting the Grammy Awards on February 6th and while she doesn’t have her dress picked out yet, she does have a designer in mind, “It has always been my dream to wear an Oscar de la Renta gown. So someday in my life I will wear one.” Oscar, are you listening? Tell us: Will you pick up one of Taylor’s dresses?

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Gladys on

I think she is neat. She is a positive role model for young girls.

Bre on

Seriously, you can sing.. so that automatically means you should sell slothes, LEI sucks and so does Taylor Swift.. she’s not talented and not pretty.. there are WAY too many “celebrities” that are selling ugly clothing lines and trying to become more popular. Stick with what you know and stop trying to do like 800 things; Perfume, clothes, shoes… just stop it and sing your lame songs.

Bre on

P.S. Walmart is killing the economy and job so you should prob no go there. have you seen the crap they put their employees through.??

Kim on


Tayh on

I saw the dresses yesterday @ WalMart. They are so cute and the price GREAT!!! Definitely a must for this spring and summer!!! My daughter, Nikki will wear them (different colors).

Rae on

You know I usually don’t post comments, but being a mom of a little girl some of your comments have bothered me. First of all she is a young girl that works very hard and so what if she has to do what it takes to make her dreams come true and reach her goal. Are you perfect? And there are plenty of other “famous” singers that cannot sing very well either. What happened to this world? Is everyone just mean and out for themselves, she’s not on drugs and she is a good role model. in all the negative and dark things in this world if her smile can make our children smile, that is good enough for me! Taylor, keep up the good work!

Erin on

i strongly dislike taylor swift!!!!
GO JONAS BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Becky on

Yes, I would buy them, IF I were younger & slimmer…

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