Image courtesy of Forever 21
Simple, sassy, and with a nod to Barbie with the dupe font, the Forever 21+ Babe Swimsuit was definitely high up on my list to review here on the blog. I ordered a size 0X.
The fit was pretty much spot-on for me…but of course I had my constant gripe of not enough boob room.
Well, the boob room wasn’t actually too bad on this one, but I definitely needed more coverage at the sides for my boobs. Sideboob is all well and good for less busty celebs, but for me it’s very dangerous territory!
I love the racerback style on the Forever 21+ Babe Swimsuit; it makes a change from the usual scoopback or plain old straps. And it’s super comfortable, too!
There is no formal boob support in this swimsuit at all – no underwires, and no internal boob shelf. Still, the suit did a pretty good job of supporting my bust despite that.
The Forever 21+ Babe Swimsuit is quite modestly cut, so medium leg rather than high, and with good coverage on the backside. There’s no danger of getting a wedgie with this one!
The racerback straps give the swimsuit a halterneck appearance from the front, which I really like. As someone who almost always has the weight of bra straps upon her shoulders, it made a pleasant change to have the strain distributed elsewhere, and in fact I didn’t feel any discomfort whatsoever.
With the ‘Babe’ slogan, F21 could have gone all out with a really high cut leg and super low cut bustline, but they didn’t. I really like the fact that what we have here is a simple, comfortable and practical swimsuit that has a sassy side to it thanks to the slogan. The Forever 21+ Babe Swimsuit is really wearable and I expect to see it on lots of plus size beauties this summer.
So the Forever 21+ Babe Swimsuit gets a major thumbs up from me! What do you think of it? Do let me know in the comments.
You can see my other Forever 21+ swimwear reviews here.