Image courtesy of Forever 21
The beautiful pale pink hue looked lovely on my iPad screen when I placed my order but I was dubious as to what it would look like in real life against my milky complexion. I ordered both pieces of the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini in a 1X, which is labelled as a UK 20 but I would say it’s more like a UK 16 in this set.
Answer: it looked chuffing great!
I’d normally shy away from pale pink as I thought it wasn’t ‘my’ colour…but look how wrong I was. Lesson learnt!
The Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini Top has no underwires or boob shelf, so the only breast support is the tie-front (fully functional) and of course the shoulder straps. The cups have removable pads for modesty and I still have them in place in these pictures, which is very unusual for me as I normally whip them out straight away because they move and/or fold over and annoy me!
I found the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini Top very comfortable. You put it on like a cardigan – obviously undoing the front tie first! – and then tie up the front as tightly as you wish. As you can see from my photo below there is no fastening or clasp on the back, which makes a nice change, even if it does mean less support is provided by the band of the bikini top.
I felt that although the bikini bottoms fit me well and gave me sufficient coverage both front and back, I would have preferred a size up to feel fully comfortable. So in my opinion these bottoms run a touch on the small side. My advice: size up one.
Naturally, I had my ongoing issue of not having enough room in the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini Top for my boobs, but that’s because I am a rather unusual shape. My underbust is significantly smaller than my boobs (I’m a 34LL), and so I often struggle to find non-cup sized swimwear or lingerie that fits me acceptably well. Sometimes I can make things work with a little adjusting and compromise, and this top falls into that very category. I think it’s because of the tie front as I can adjust it to suit me. It’s far from a perfect fit, but it’s good enough for me to wear for sunbathing.
I just love the retro glamorous vibe of the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini. It’s so much fun!
Sadly as I am currently out of work I was not in a position to keep this bikini. But I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it once I’ve got myself a job. It’s so pretty and I can only imagine how awesome it would look with a tan or on naturally darker skintones.
You can see my other Forever 21+ swimwear reviews here.