Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Salmon/Black Bikini Top and High-Waist Bikini Bottoms

This post is going to feature the same Forever 21+ bikini but in two different colourways – exciting! They are the Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis: here’s a link to the Top and on to the High-Waist Bottoms.

Forever 21+ Black Bikini

Forever 21+ Salmon Bikini

Images courtesy of Forever 21

Pinky ‘nudes’ and skintone hues seem to be all the rage this season so I was excited to try the Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis to see what they looked like with my natural colouring as I’ve got absolutely no tan at the moment and haven’t used gradual tan – which I used to apply every day – since last year. I ordered both sets and both pieces in a 1X, which on the label says is a UK 20 but I think it’s more akin to a 16 or 18.

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

The Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis have tops with no underwires but they do have removable pads to preserve your modesty in case the fabric is a little see-through. Personally I always take the pads out because they never stay in place and end up folding and causing weird lumps and bumps!

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

The neck strap is a bit thin but not uncomfortably so, and it can be removed if wished. I did not wish as my boobs prefer the support it provides, and I think the Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis would have quickly rolled off my boobs without it!

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

The bikini top’s band fastens with a ‘swan hook’ closure – the hook is on one side and on the other there are several loops into which it can slot, depending on how tight or loose you choose to wear it.

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

As I hope you can see, I have my usual gripe of not having enough boob room in the bikini top. Sizing up wouldn’t solve this as the compromise of a loose band would not then give sufficient extra room in the bust…but this is a particular problem for me as my breasts are that much bigger than my underbust by around 18″ and so it would be a miracle if I could make a non-cup sized top like this work properly.

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

I really loved the high-waisted bikini bottoms. I feel their name is a little misleading, however, as they are not what I’d class as high-waisted!

They are great though – they are more skimpily cut that some of my other bikini bottoms but they cleverly manage to give sufficient butt coverage without giving me a wedgie. Win!!

At the front the briefs are a good height and sit in a comfortable position on my tummy.

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

I was rather tempted to keep these bikinis but I ended up returning them because I can’t afford to buy maybes at the moment. Only if something is a 100% definite and I can truly justify needing it will I buy it. Money is very tight and so I must be careful.

But if you’re looking for a non-cup sized bikini that looks great then this is a great option in either colourway. You can buy it here.

Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis

What do you think of the Forever 21+ Black & Salmon Bikinis, and which colour do you like best? Let me know in the comments!

You can see my other Forever 21+ swimwear reviews here.



  1. Jo France
    10 May 2018 / 19:04

    What a shame the top didnt have enough room, it looks like the perfect fit apart from that! My boobs are smaller than yours so I think I will give this one a try. I love the pinky coloured one XXX

    • Curvy Wordy
      17 May 2018 / 21:55

      Yes, I felt very sad when it didn't fit, but I hope my review is useful nonetheless. Did you end up buying this yourself?

  2. Theresa Dillion
    10 May 2018 / 19:56

    I can't decide if I like the black one best or the salmon one. They both look so good on you but it looks like your tit's are about to pop out hahaha ;oD

    • Curvy Wordy
      17 May 2018 / 21:55

      Yes, that's why I didn't keep it!! Too dangerous for my bust.

  3. Elizabeth Jacob
    10 May 2018 / 20:14

    You look great, but the salmon looks darker than expected? For me, salmon would be a no go color, but this looks nice.

    • Curvy Wordy
      17 May 2018 / 21:56

      It's a really lovely colour in real life. I didn't think I would like it either but was pleasantly surprised.

  4. Anonymous
    10 May 2018 / 20:21

    They should defiantly make more boob room in thier swimsuits and bikini's. You would of rocked this on the beach this summer!Keri X

    • Curvy Wordy
      17 May 2018 / 21:57

      Aww thank you! I would have loved to keep it but there's no point hanging on to things that don't fit as I'd never wear them.

  5. MandyJiene
    17 May 2018 / 15:22

    That salmon color is fantastic! It might even look nice with my snow white skin. Thank you again for such in depth reviews

    • Curvy Wordy
      17 May 2018 / 21:58

      Thank you for your kind comment – it's great to hear that my posts are helpful 🙂 And yes, the salmon colour would look beautiful on very fair skin. Give it a try!

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