Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit in Red

Here’s the latest in my series of reviews of Forever 21+’s 2018 UK swimwear collection: the Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit in Red.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

Image courtesy of Forever 21

This particular swimsuit appealed to me for a number of reasons including its unique shape and style and gorgeous colour. I ordered the Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit in a size 1X, which is labelled as a UK 20, but I would say is more like a UK 16/18.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

I was not disappointed! The Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit puts a firm tick in the style and uniqueness boxes, with its unusual design, and the colour is really lovely, too. It’s very similar to the red ribbed bikini I reviewed recently.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit has no bust support at all, so no hidden boob shelf and certainly no underwires.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

There is a little boning on the central bust area to help the swimsuit hold its shape here, as otherwise the fabric would just curl or stretch out.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

The shoulder straps are thin but I am pleased to report that they are fully adjustable. Despite their skimpiness they provide pretty good support because of this.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

I always have an issue with swimming costumes because – due to my bust and hips being significantly larger than my waist – the fabric of the swimsuit doesn’t properly follow the shape of my body and so makes me look fuller at the waist than I actually am.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

This isn’t such a problem on the Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit as it’s open on the tummy and so the fabric shapes to the rest of me a bit better, but I still prefer a bikini overall.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

I really love this peephole tummy design, though – it’s so unusual and really great to see on a plus size swimwear item.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

Forever 21+ seem to pride themselves in pushing the boundaries with plus size clothing and swimwear, and this is a prime example of them bringing out a piece that is individual and fashionable and truly eye-catching. Well done!

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit fastens at the back with a single plastic clasp. As you can see in my below photo the cutout design is also featured on the back – fabulous!

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit is fairly high cut in the leg and bordering on skimpy (but very comfortable) on the backside.

Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit

This looks and feels like a 2018 update of the Baywatch swimsuit! It’s just fantastic, and I desperately wanted it to work for me. But as you can see it just did not work on my boobs. Excessive quadboob is not a look I embrace so I would need quite a bit more boob room in order to wear this suit. I’m so upset! But if you are a little less busty than me I urge you to give this one a try as it’s a real gem.

If you would like to buy the Forever 21+ Cutout Swimsuit you can do so here.

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



  1. Tamzin Palmer
    28 May 2018 / 21:32

    I love how this is almost a bikini but not, so it’s perfect for women who are too nervous to wear a bikini but want to bare a bit more flesh than a regular bathing suit allows. Great review!

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:30

      Yes! It’s such a clever design, isn’t it? Thanks for your support 😊

  2. astrid
    30 May 2018 / 16:42

    The colour looks extra gorgeous on you!

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:31

      Thank you! It is such s fabulous hue 😊

  3. Anonymous
    30 May 2018 / 18:47

    What a great swimsuit! It does the perfect job of keeping you covered but emphasising your curves at the same time. Do you think it would fit me, I am a 38F.THanks in advance,Sabrina =)

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:32

      The only way to know for sure is to order it and try…but yes, I would suspect it’d work really well on you. Fingers crossed!

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