Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Watercolor Off-The-Shoulder Bikini Top and High-Leg Bikini Bottoms

My latest review of Forever 21+’s 2018 UK swimwear collection is the Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini Top and High-Leg Bikini Bottoms.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

Image courtesy of Forever 21

The Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini reminded me of the lovely Megan of Body Posi Panda – these colours are 100% her!

I ordered both the top and bottoms in a 1X, which is labelled as a UK 20 but in my opinion it fits more like a UK 16-18.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

I know I have said this about quite a few of the swimwear pieces I have tried this year, but LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS!!!

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

The pastel hues are simply sublime and look good on my pasty untanned (naturally or otherwise) skin. I can only imagine how fabulous they would look if I had a tan – the Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini is definitely one for every skintone.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

The Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini is made from a soft almost jersey-like material. It’s super stretchy and very comfortable to wear. The top has no formal support at all and is simply a bandeau bikini with attached off-the-shoulder sleeves. It has removable modesty pads in the bust area, which of course I took out straight away because I find them nothing but trouble as they seem to move around or fold over at will.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

The Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini top has no fastenings at all so it’s pretty easy to pull on and then slip off after a hard day soaking up the sun.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

The 1X top was a good fit overall, but of course I had my ever-present gripe of there not being enough boob room for me. Please don’t judge boob room based on my reviews unless you are as busty as me – this bikini top would be perfect for the majority of plus sized women. It’s just that I am awkward with my 34LL boobs, so very few off the shelf items will fit me properly or even sufficiently well. The Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini top really only needed a couple of extra inches to fit me well enough, so I believe it will be a good fit for most others.

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

I love that the Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini bottoms are comfortable but don’t have too much coverage. They follow the cut of many F21+ swimwear bottoms this year – they sit below the waist on the front, come up high enough at the back, and are cut quite cheekily across the backside. Perfect!

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

The off-the-shoulder sleeves on the Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini top are a feature I’ve never tried before and I loved how they looked when I saw these photos. However, I did have a bit of a problem with the top…

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

As much as I loved the aesthetic of the Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini I felt like it was a constant struggle to stop the top from falling down and the sleeves from rolling down. I suspect this would not be an issue for someone less busty than me, but due to the absence of any shoulder straps my heavy boobs had a great time trying to pop out to say hello!!

Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini

So it was with regret that I returned this bikini…and ever since I have often lusted over it on the F21 website. I just hope some other plus size babes buy this one so that I can live vicariously through them instead.

The Forever 21+ Watercolor Bikini top and the bottoms are £16 each and you can buy them here.

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



  1. Sarah Morris
    24 May 2018 / 19:51

    Woman, I bloody love this bikini! The colours, the style, everything about it is 100% you! So happy and joyful and fun <3 I am going to have to buy it for my holiday, and with the discount code you posted on Instagram it's a proper bargain. Thank you XXX

    • Curvy Wordy
      28 May 2018 / 21:28

      Yay, glad you love it so much! And no worries, F21 have regular discounts so make the most of it!

  2. Jane Day
    24 May 2018 / 22:28

    I have just commented on your previous post, I have been trying to find strapless swimwear and I never thought to look at F21 before I saw you looking so incredible on Facebook. Thank you for showing me somewhere new to shop!

    • Curvy Wordy
      28 May 2018 / 21:29

      Aww I am so glad to be of service. The reason I started my blog was to help other women so it’s always lovely to hear when I’ve managed that.

  3. Anonymous
    25 May 2018 / 12:45

    Something about this bikini makes me so happy! I’ve just been paid so I’m going to order one now, I really hope it fits…

    • Curvy Wordy
      28 May 2018 / 21:30

      I hope it fits you too. This is definitely a bikini of happiness – I think it’s the colours that do it!

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