I have been a fan of Forever 21+ swimwear for several years now. I love their unique styles and designs, and the fact they offer a wide range of swimwear options for plus size women. This post comprises a number of pieces I ordered as part of my Forever 21+ 2017 Swimwear Haul.
Images courtesy of Forever 21
Their pieces come in sizes 0X (UK 18) to 3X (UK 24) and are very competitively priced. They are reasonable quality and are likely to last for several summer seasons if cared for properly. As a general rule of thumb, the bikini tops aren’t made for large busts so if you’re booby like me you will have to find a compromise somewhere if you want to wear these pieces, and they don’t offer the greatest amount of support…but they are incredible and will certainly keep you looking sharp in the sun this summer.
Forever 21+ have heaps of swimwear items in stock at the moment and I wanted to share with you some of the pieces I’ve tried recently. I have decided the best way to do this is by writing a few round-up posts in order to cover everything off. As always, I’ll include as much detail as possible and give information about sizing and fit. So let’s get started with my Forever 21+ 2017 Swimwear Haul!
I am a huge fan of leopard print and this bikini is incredible. Ok, so the cups are small, but I feel like Betty Rubble from The Flintstones in this set!
I’m wearing 1X in both the top and bottoms. The bikini top has adjustable and removable straps (although if I removed them there would be a dreadful accident!!!) and moulded cups. I clearly could have done with larger cups but I’ve learnt before with F21+ swimwear that the cups come up very small (I’d say these are a C cup at the most) so I go for a good fit in the back and hope for the best! These cups squashed my boobs too much for the bikini to be a keeper but I certainly had fun wearing it to pose for these pics.
The tie at the bust on the bikini top is a fun touch and the knotted cut-outs on the briefs just add to the jungle vibe of this set.
Speaking of the bottoms, they are great. They give good coverage and are super comfortable to wear. I wouldn’t describe them as high-rise as they don’t cover my belly button but they’re a little higher than mid-rise.
This bikini gives me so much joy! If you’re smaller busted than me I’d highly recommend it.
Next up in my Forever 21+ 2017 Swimwear Haul is the Plus Size Floral One Piece (£25).
This is a really great basic swimsuit. It’s plain black on the back and has good coverage, and on the front it is decorated with this gorgeous floral fabric down the centre. The square neckline makes this swimming costume more modest than some of Forever 21’s other offerings, and it’s ideal for anyone who wants to be a bit more covered up on the beach or at the pool.
The shoulder straps are adjustable and removable, and the bust area has moulded cups offering some support. There is good coverage across the backside area and this swimsuit isn’t too high cut. Again, I’m wearing a 1X and it’s true to size.
It’s very different from the usual style of swimwear I go for but I like the retro vibe of this one. Unfortunately it again squashed my boobs too much for me to keep it but I was tempted.
This Plus Size Fringed One-Piece (£23) is now sold out, sadly. It’s worth checking back on the Forever 21 website from time to time though in case it comes back in stock, which is why I decided to still include it in this Forever 21+ 2017 Swimwear Haul.
I loved the look of this – it’s gorgeous! The design is so different and really stunning. I’m wearing a 1X here and it is spot on.
The colour of this suit is what caught my eye first of all, and then the fringing and the cut. They all combine to make an awesome swimsuit that will definitely turn heads.
My only niggle with this particular swimsuit was the halterneck; something I struggle to wear as my heavy boobs put too much strain on my poor neck. Still, I do look back at these pics and wish I could have made it work!
Another sold-out swimsuit is this Plus Size Floral One-Piece (£29). However, they have a plain red version of this in stock here.
Unfortunately the halterneck didn’t suit me and the cups were too small in this 1X but I adored the print and the cheeky peephole at the central bust area gave this suit a sexy vibe.
The peplum is really cute and a relatively unusual feature on swimwear. I like how it adds volume on the hips and accentuates the waist.
Finally for this blog post on my Forever 21+ 2017 Swimwear Haul we have the Plus Size Pineapple Swim Dress (£27). How cute is this print?!
This is a VERY different style for me – usually I opt for good support but with as little coverage as possible, but this swim dress is another more modest piece.
This is a 1X and it fitted me really well with some extra room around the middle. The straps are adjustable (but not removable, phew!!) and the moulded cups provide light support. The skirt is really cute and I felt very girly in this swimsuit.
I think this would be another great choice for anyone who wants to wear a swimsuit that provides good coverage. It’s comfortable and feels well made. The fun print and cute design stop it being dull or frumpy, so it’s a practical piece for summer holidays.
So that’s it for my first swimwear round-up. The second batch of tries will be coming soon so keep a look out for it! In the meantime, let me know your thoughts on these pieces in the comments box below. And you can find more gorgeous swimwear at Forever 21+ here.
You can see my other Forever 21+ swimwear reviews here.