Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Bird & Leaf Print One-Piece Swimsuit

Today’s review from the Forever 21+ 2018 UK swimwear collection is the Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

Image courtesy of Forever 21

I am a big fan of prints generally, but this one featuring toucans, parrots and greenery really caught my eye. Anything evocative of holidays and tropical climates is a winner in my book.

I ordered the Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit in a 0X, which is labelled as a UK 18. I would say it comes up more like a UK 14/16.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

This style/cut is one I have reviewed twice before in this series of reviews: here at the Plus Size Leaf Print One-Piece Swimsuit and here at the Plus Size Tropical Print One-Piece.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

So it’s a style I am becoming accustomed to, and I have to say it has grown on me.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

When I first tried it I felt it was far too low cut and I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing it, but actually I quite like it now and I am not sure what’s changed to make me feel this way. Maybe it’s the fab print? I absolutely adore it.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

So the front of the Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit is, as I said, very low cut, so there is no boob support from underwires or a hidden boob shelf. Just cleavage city!

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

The straps are thin but adjustable, and they cross over on the back so they are very comfortable to wear.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

I feel like there was a bit more boob room in this swimming costume than in the others of the same design. I didn’t measure the swimsuits to check this or anything, but it’s something I noticed when trying them on and when looking at the subsequent photos.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

It definitely could have done with more room in the bust for me, but it wasn’t a terrible fit. In fact, if you’re busty and looking for a one-piece that will provide good opportunity for tannage (that’s not even a word) on the upper torso, this is a great option.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit isn’t cut quite as skimpily on the rear as others I have reviewed, but it’s not frumpy, either. Just good coverage without being full cut. And I really like the fact the back isn’t cut too low as I hate the feeling that my butt crack might be on display.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

In conclusion, this is a fantastic swimsuit and if I were looking to buy a one piece I would seriously consider this option. It comes highly recommended by me.

Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit

The Forever 21+ Bird & Leaf Print Swimsuit costs just £25 and you can buy it here.

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



  1. Zoë Maitlis
    17 June 2018 / 19:50

    Yay, another swimsuit with crossover straps!! I love the print of this one, it’s so fun 🙂 I’m loving F21’s swimwear options for us fuller figure girls 🙌🏻

    • 16 July 2018 / 12:29

      It’s great, isn’t it, Zoe? The crossover straps make it so comfortable, and the print is fantastic!

  2. Anonymous
    17 June 2018 / 22:05

    I think this is my favorite print of this style out of the three you have reviewed. It's so evocative of a vacation. I think I will be ordering one as soon as I get my pay check, I hope they will still have one in stock for me!Delilah

    • 16 July 2018 / 12:29

      I hope you managed to get one, Delilah! It’s a lovely option for a beach holiday especially.

  3. Kelly
    17 June 2018 / 22:39

    Thank you for your review – off the back of which I have just ordered this swimsuit! It looks so good on you and I can only dream it'll look even half that on me, but I am willing to accept a compromise!! I really want a tanned cleavage (don't ask!!) and this swimsuit will serve the purpose perfectly.I love your blog, I have been a fan for years and am so pleased to see you posting regularly again. Please stay with us <3

    • 16 July 2018 / 12:31

      I’m here to stay, Kelly, don’t you worry! And yes, I too am a fan of having a tanned cleavage. My favourite thing to have is a tanned tummy – whenever I get back from holiday I peep at my tummy regularly to see how brown it is, haha!!

  4. Dianne French
    18 June 2018 / 00:26

    Ah thank you for this. I have been hunting high and low for a bathing suit for my sister-in-law and I think this will be just what she is after. I might even get one myself so we can be twins! Such a helpful review; thank you.

    • 16 July 2018 / 12:32

      I hope your sister-in-law loved this swimming costumer as much as I did, and that you decided to get one for yourself, too. And thank you – I am so pleased to hear my review was helpful to you 🙂

  5. 24 July 2018 / 22:06

    I have this in the leaf print and I love it! I have a smaller chest than you so I don’t need that much support, but I did size up for length because I have a very long torso. It’s really hard for me to find one pieces that fit because I’m plus-size AND tall, but this style is perfect on me! I even wore it as a bodysuit under denim shorts the other day.

    You look fab as always. xx

  6. Nicola Sutton
    17 September 2018 / 03:12

    I bought this swimming costume thanks to your review and wore it on my holiday. I got so many compliments! Thanks so much, I never would of looked at Forever 21 before.

  7. Terri
    19 September 2018 / 07:07

    Ok you are going to bankrupt me lol. First it was beautiful lingerie from Ewa Michalak and now it’s fab plus size swimwear from Forever 21 Plus. My husband might need to take a second job lol xxx

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