Carrie Underwood Designs “Pretty and Functional’ Swimwear For New CALIA Collection

Carrie Underwood may be on a break from her massive Cry Pretty Tour 360, but she’s not completely off the…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 23, 2019

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Carrie Underwood; Photo by AP Images/ Ann-Sophie Fjello Jensen

Carrie Underwood may be on a break from her massive Cry Pretty Tour 360, but she’s not completely off the clock.

The mom of two is also a savvy businesswoman, having created the popular athleisure line CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and she recently debuted her new CALIA swim collection with a swanky event in The Hamptons.

The new swimwear line directly reflects the superstar’s “sporty” swim style.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by AP Images/ Ann-Sophie Fjello Jensen
Carrie Underwood; Photo by AP Images/ Ann-Sophie Fjello Jensen

“I feel like with swimwear, growing up in my teenage years, early 20s, I couldn’t wear a triangle swimsuit,” she explained (quote via People). “Even to this day,” she said, “I can’t do it, it’s not going to happen. It would never have happened.”

Instead, the “Southbound” singer opts for suits that are “pretty and functional” – enter CALIA.

“I’ve had women come up to me and be like, ‘Thank you! I can take my teenage daughter and we can get things that are cute but also appropriate for her and for me’,” she shared. “And I think of myself running after my crazy kids and being at hotel pools, wanting to be cute but also not wanting to worry about things,” adding,  “Everything stays where it’s supposed to!”

Carrie Underwood; Photo by AP Images/ Ann-Sophie Fjello Jensen
Carrie Underwood; Photo by AP Images/ Ann-Sophie Fjello Jensen

While Underwood prefers to relax poolside, “by the water or on the water, not so much in it,” her eldest son, Isaiah, is quite the opposite.

“My son is a fish, he loves being in the water,” the proud mom shared.

CALIA’s line of swimwear is currently available for purchase at Dick’s Sporting Goods or online at caliastudio.com.

Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 resumes September 10 in San Diego, CA.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.