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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Christine on

Wish she would put the drama and garbage reality tv career choice in the past and reinvent her music career. She was really good. Hate all the drama. Sad she is a talent.

Tracy on

I buy what I like, not a brand.

Lala31 on

It floors me how judgmental people can be! Did any of you live in their homes or even know them? We have no clue what their lives were other then what is on the internet. You may not approve of how they live their lives but who is anyone to judge they seem like they are happy so I say good for them to many people live unhappy lives because of what other people might think. Leann looks amazing and if it was affordable I would absolutely buy one!!

ImALadyToo on

Seriously, who needs 200 pairs of shoes?! I have about 20, and that includes 3 pairs of flip flops. I’m going to clean them out and give the ones I don’t use much any more to Good Will. If she wants to relate better to people, she needs to keep certain things to herself. No one likes a braggart!

Madison on

She needs to eat something. She’s painfully thin and no, I would not buy anything she’s selling..EVER!

josie on

it seems wrong to have that many pairs of shoes. There is so much need, hardship, and suffering in the world. man.

that bikini in the photo is very unattractive. The bottom part in particular

Style mom on

I just threw up a little

jstewart on

I would wear absolutely NOTHING that has to do with Ms. Rimes.

KingKing on

She has an amazing voice. Do something with the talent you have. Why design bikini’s? Anyone can do that that really wants to.

Rebecca on

Never. She is short and not attractive. Her personality ruins her.

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