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Jessica Simpson Thrills In String Bikini With Unusual Mermaid Fishtail From Daughter Maxwell

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By Rebecca Cukier

Jessica Simpson pulled out all the stops as she updated her Instagram right from the pool this weekend. The 40-year-old actress, singer, and "Open Book" author dedicated her Sunday update to a little water fun with 8-year-old daughter Maxwell.

Jessica, herself flaunting her killer bikini body and 100-pound weight loss, was nonetheless a little outdone by her daughter's mermaid swimwear. The "Dukes of Hazzard" star turned the stunning photo into a hashtag, though. Instagram has left Jessica over a quarter of a million likes.

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The snap showed Jessica holding her daughter and chest deep in a pool backed by a terrace. The blonde was rocking a tiny string bikini and shades as she smiled, with Maxwell seen full mermaid-style as she wore a deceptively convincing scales bikini with her legs and feet covered by a giant fishtail.

Comments Are Straight-Forward – To Begin With

Jessica Simpson in the pool with her daughter in a fishtail bikini
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Jessica, followed by 5.4 million on Instagram, definitely raked in the likes, with the comments largely seeing fans go wild over the shot – but not everyone. A caption had read: "Me and Maximaid #MAXIDREW."

"Omg that tail!!!!! Need it," one fan wrote, with another saying: "That’s so awesome! Where did you get it? Would love to know so I can get one."

Jessica, who dropped her 100 pounds in just six months after welcoming third baby Birdie Mae in 2019, was also showered with compliments for looking so great after pushing out three kids.

Concern Over 'Drowning' Risk From Fishtail

Jessica Simpson walking in her home wearing black
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While the vibe was largely positive, not everyone was throwing the fishtail the thumbs-up.

"Super cute but please be careful with them tails...," a fan wrote, with over 20 others agreeing. A concerned user chimed in with their own experiences, writing:

"A friend’s daughter almost drowned because of that mermaid tail. Don’t leave your child unattended please!!" They were, however, told that "knockoffs" are to be avoided and that the bikinis has "safety instructions" by another fan.

Daughter Maxwell is now involved in her mother's life with way more than just the social media snaps.

Daughter Designs Mom Jessica's Bed Linen

Jessica Simpson's daughter Maxwell poses on girly bed linen
Jessica Simpson/Instagram

Jessica continues to expand her empire via her best-selling Jessica Simpson Style brand – the popular label is reported to have turned $1 billion in annual sales back in 2015. Late July saw Jessica's brand drop bed linens, with a snap of the singer's daughter on cute pink bedsheets landing on her Instagram.

Jessica wrote: "Maxi begged to design (like mommy😉) some bedding that would give girls unicorn dreams to make their wishes come true and feel cozy and close. One of the best blessings in life is to help make your daughter’s dreams come true... 🦄💜💫 #"

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