Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Tropical Print One Piece

A few years ago, I discovered Forever 21+ swimwear. Wow, what a revelation! Gorgeous, fast fashion pieces in funky prints and fashion-forward designs. I shared some pieces on social media and they got a great reaction so last year my intention was to review the entire 2017 swimwear range by ordering every piece myself and trying it on, taking photos, and then writing review posts. Well, I ordered all the pieces and got all the photos done, but I only managed to write one post before getting the news that I was being made redundant at work so Real Life took over and naturally I suddenly had other priorities. This year, I am determined to make it happen, so here begins a series of reviews of Forever 21+’s 2018 UK swimwear collection. I specify UK as the US has a far wider range, but for some reason the folks at F21 don’t want to make them all available to us here in Blighty. I reckon that’s a BIG mistake, but there we are. Hopefully they’ll give us the full range next year. Forever 21+’s swimwear is hugely popular so these posts will be relatively brief as my priority here is to share the pieces with you asap in the hope that you will have time to order them before they sell out. So, without any further delay, let’s start! Today I am reviewing the Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit £25.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

Image courtesy of Forever 21

My personal preference for swimwear is for bikinis rather than swimsuits but I’ll be trying all the styles I can get my hands on! I went for a size 0X in the Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit as I sometimes find the 1X (my go-to F21+ size) is too big on the waist for me. Forever 21 class their 0X as a UK 18 but I am not sure this is entirely accurate – I’d say it’s more like a UK 16.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

I absolutely adore the print of the Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit. Greens, blues, turquoises and teals are always my favourite hues and this has them in abundance. It’s perfect for holidays, whether in the UK or somewhere further afield such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, or even somewhere exotic like The Maldives (I’ve always wanted to go there!).

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit has a very low cut front, so for me at least areas of my body that have possibly never seen direct sunlight would be exposed (oo-er!!), so of course plenty of suncream would be a must. There are no underwires and no ‘shelf’ in this swimsuit so if you’re looking for bust support this might not be the suit for you.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

The cut on the hips is good; not too high and not too low. I found the fabric was very soft and comfortable and the seams and edges didn’t cut in or irritate my skin.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

I did find that my boobs kept trying to escape from the centre of the swimsuit; whilst there is quite good coverage at the sides the middle did prove a bit of a problem for me and my size 34LL-ish breasts proved a bit too much for this particular cut, unfortunately.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

The adjustable straps cross over at the back so they do a great job of holding the Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit in place. They are quite thin but they felt very comfortable and I didn’t notice them rubbing or digging in.

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

Butt coverage is also good, without being overly modest. This swimsuit didn’t give me a wedgie, either, so staying power is very impressive!

Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit

This is such a great swimsuit, and I would recommend it for those with smaller boobs than me, purely based on the fact I had to keep readjusting to feel comfortable and avoid a nip slip. Big boobs need proper support, and this swimsuit doesn’t have any at all really, apart from the tightness of the fabric, which is why I often size down in swimsuits. It’s a really lovely piece though so if you want it make sure you get yours here.

I hope this review was useful – let me know your thoughts on it and the Forever 21+ Tropical Print Swimsuit in the comments below.

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



  1. Zoe Campbell
    1 May 2018 / 19:25

    This looks so much better on you than on the model…wowzers!! I am going on holiday next month and I think this swimming costume will be coming with me thanks to your review. Can't wait to see more in the series XX

    • Curvy Wordy
      4 May 2018 / 19:36

      Thanks so much, but I think it’s good to see items on a range of figures and IMO the suit looks great on the model. I bet it’ll look fab on you, too!

  2. Anonymous
    1 May 2018 / 21:32

    Look at you in this swimsuit! I think you should keep it, it looks SO SO good on you :o) My sister and I are going swimsuit shopping at the weekend so I think we will defiantly have to go to Forever21 now I have seen this beauty. Thanks for all the useful information and details.Love your blog, so happy your back.Becca

    • Curvy Wordy
      4 May 2018 / 19:37

      Aww thank you. It’s great to be back! I would’ve kept this if there’d been more boob room.

  3. Sara Oliver
    2 May 2018 / 09:44

    I have been ogling the Forever 21 swimwear range and you may have just tempted me to make my first order! Such gorgeous colours. This looks amazing on you, I don’t think I’ll be able to do it the same justice! I’ll give it a try though x

    • Curvy Wordy
      4 May 2018 / 19:38

      Definitely order it to try! I think it’ll look fantastic on you 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    2 May 2018 / 21:21

    So happy your back blogging again. I’ve missed you…but maybe my bank balance hasn’t XD Anyway do you think this would fit me I’m a 38F and size 20?Jackie xxxxxx

    • Curvy Wordy
      4 May 2018 / 19:40

      Haha thank you…and sorry not sorry! I think this would definitely fit you and if you’re unsure about sizing I would order a couple of different sizes and keep the one that fits best x

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