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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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!!
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.