Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Tie-Front Bikini in Blush

I’m continuing with my whistle-stop tour of Forever 21+’s UK 2018 swimwear collection. Today’s post features the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini Top and High-Leg Bikini Bottoms.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

Answer: it looked chuffing great!

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

I’d normally shy away from pale pink as I thought it wasn’t ‘my’ colour…but look how wrong I was. Lesson learnt!

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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!

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

I just love the retro glamorous vibe of the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini. It’s so much fun!

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

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.

Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini

If you’d like to buy the Forever 21+ Blush Tie Front Bikini for yourself you can get the top here for £18 and the bottoms – now reduced – here for £11.20.

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



  1. Anonymous
    30 May 2018 / 20:15

    I really hope you get to buy this one in the end as it looks incredible on you. Meanwhile I am off to snag one for myself. Thanks for the useful review :o)

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:26

      Thank you! I hope you love it!

  2. Joanne Frith
    30 May 2018 / 20:24

    Shut the front door you are going to bankrupt me hahaha! I have loved all your reviews so far but this is my favourite to date. I am mixed race and have darker skin than you but I am hoping the pink blush colour will give a great contrast. I have ordered one to try and I can't wait to see it on!

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:27

      Oops…sorry not sorry 😉 I truly think this will look absolutely stunning on darker skin.

  3. Anonymous
    30 May 2018 / 21:21

    Well you just totally convinced me to buy this for my holiday in October. I am going to Jamaica and this will be perfect for lounging by the pool. Love it!Hollie x

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:28

      I’m totally envious that you’re going to Jamaica, but it’s good to know you’ll be soaking up the sun in this fab number 😎

  4. Emma Watkins
    1 June 2018 / 18:27

    I would of never bought this based on the photo’s on the website but seeing how good it looks on you I’m 100% convinced!!! Looks great on someone busty.

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:29

      Ah thanks Emma. That’s why blogs and social media are so important – we can see items on a range of different bodies, giving us a more accurate idea of what they might look like on us and therefore making it more likely that we’ll buy things. It’s all good!

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