Is a LeAnn Rimes Bikini Collection in the Works? 'I Hope That it Comes to Fruition!'

08/04/2014 at 02:27 PM ET

Almost no one knows more about wearing a bikini than Leann Rimes. She’s almost made lounging on yacht decks and hitting the beach a part-time job. But the singer isn’t just having fun seaside — she’s also getting tons of two-piece-related practical research and user experience, and now, she says, she’d like to put it to good use by creating her own bikini line.

Leann Rimes Bikini LineMAP/Splash News Online

In an interview with Fox 411 (in which she says she can be “redneck with the best of them,” among other things), Rimes is asked whether she’s ever considered starting her own bikini line. “Yes, I have! And I’ve been researching that a little bit more as we speak,” she says. “I’ve worn so many bikinis that I know what works and what doesn’t. I know what I like and I know what’s missing in the marketplace. We shall see! I hope that it comes to fruition.”

And she’s willing to admit that she may have a bit of a bikini overload in her closet — she says she can’t even guess at the number she owns, a problem she compares to her shoe addiction. “The other day, I said I had 80 pairs of shoes and Eddie was like, “No way. You have at least 140 pairs of shoes,” she says. “I started counting and I told him, ‘Babe, I stopped counting at 200.’ That’s pretty much the same thing with bikinis. I’d like to say that I don’t have a ton, but I know I do.”

What can we expect from a Rimes-designed bikini line? “I don’t know. I’m an earthly girl. I love very natural colors — nudes and golds. Beautiful, feminine and classy,” she tells the site, adding, “I think the biggest misconception about bikinis is that if you’re heavier, that you need to wear more coverage on your butt. It looks horrible on any woman. The skimpier the bottoms, the better your butt looks! If you look at pictures of women with bikinis that cover the whole butt, it just looks frumpy. Flaunt what you’ve got!”

We think she may have a potential name for her bikini line right there. Would you shop a Leann Rimes swimwear line? Any advice you’d like to share with the star?

–Alex Apatoff

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Amp88 on

I wouldn’t buy a bikini from her, only because it’ll probably be like $300, and I can’t afford a bathing suit that costs that much money. Something reasonable ($100 or less), and I would (as long as they’re cute).

Erica on

Absolutely not. I never read the articles about this husband stealing {woman} because I can’t stand her. I don’t know why she is still in the headlines. People like her and Chris Brown should suffer dearly for being horrible people and the only way we can make that happen is by not wanting to hear about them and absolutely not spending any money on their music or merchandise. Homewrecker and woman-beaters have no place in our society.

Sheri on

I’m having trouble understanding why so many people are judging her. She didn’t break up a solid marriage alone. She has 10x more class than the x wife does. Brandi could learn from LeAnns ex. If I had the body, I”d buy the bikini…Since I don’t, I’ll have to settle for a potato sack.
Time to let the hate go people. Where would you stand if someone was judging you?

Marissa on

No, not because I hate her or anything, but why is a supposed singer starting a bikini line? Isn’t she the next incarnation of Patsy Cline? Why is she designing bathing suits? Will they all have too small and tight bottoms, because that’s what she likes to be photographed in and that isn’t very flattering for anyone. The weird thing to me is that once she met the supposed love of her life, she went right off the rails. Sing, LeAnn, sing, Use your God given talent and stop all of this other ninsense.

lovestojog on

Don’t like her, but if I had that body I would buy any bathing suit.

cat on

Maybe she can sell adult diapers since she chits herself at Miami Fashion shows?

Why not on

As long as it fit well, is cute, and well made, of course I would.

Karen on


Mimi on

I absolutely do not agree with her about the bikini on a heavy woman. First, most heavy women are self conscious to wear a bikini. Second, I don’t think most people want to see fat and dimples hanging from anybody.
I think she just made herself look like a fool by telling overweight women to “flaunt it”. Too much money and not enough brains.

Jake on

She’s the last person who should wear or design a bikini.

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