Forever 21+ Swimwear 2018: Plus Size Lace-Up Bikini Top and High-Waist Bikini Bottoms in Rose

Next in my series of reviews of Forever 21+’s 2018 UK swimwear collection is the Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini Top and High-Waist Bikini Bottoms in Rose.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

Image courtesy of Forever 21

It’s another pale-coloured bikini, so again I wasn’t sure how well it would suit me. But of course the only way to find out is to try it, so I went ahead and ordered the Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini Top and Bottoms in a 1X. On the label it says it’s a UK 20 but I would say it’s more like a UK 16/18.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

I actually really liked the colour in the end! I think it looks great against my milky white untanned skin, and I think it would also look good if I had a tan. I suspect it would be truly eye-popping on someone with more natural melanin than me – this is a great colour for darker skintones.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The F21 website describes this colour as ‘rose’; I would say it’s more like a pinky beige or perhaps even puce.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

I love how it’s almost a nude on me – I can imagine that causing a bit of a stir at the beach, haha!

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini is another one with a fully undo-able bustline.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

Yup, just pull the string and the top comes undone. It certainly would come in handy after a tiring day of sunbathing – no fiddly clasps to worry about!

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini Top has no formal boob support, so no underwires or concealed boob ‘shelf’. There are removable pads to provide some nipple modesty but of course these do not support the breasts themselves at all.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The straps on the Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini Top are elasticated and fully adjustable. They’re really comfortable and provide good support. Sadly the boob room on this top is severely lacking for me at least, and I felt like I was but a sudden movement away from revealing all!

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

As I mentioned earlier, there is no clasp or fastening on the back of the top, meaning that it’s wider than some and of course smooth across the back.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The laces on the briefs are for effect only; they can be unlaced part way but the fabric is still attached towards the bottom of the laces. This will avoid any unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions!

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The briefs are really comfortable. They have good coverage on the backside, albeit high cut, and sit just below the waist on me. Sizing is spot on.

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

The Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini is definitely a special one and I think it will turn some heads this summer!

Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini

Sadly due to the severe lack of boob room I wasn’t able to keep the Forever 21+ Lace-Up Bikini, but I hope some of you reading this will give it a try as it really is a gem. You can buy it here – and hurry as it’s currently in the sale section with the top priced at just £13.99 (was £20) and the briefs only £10.99 (was £16).

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



  1. Anonymous
    3 June 2018 / 20:00

    When I first saw this picture on social media I thought it was the same one you reviewed the other day but then I realised it was different. It's a pity about the top being too small for your boobs, it seems like Forever 21 is not good on this front :o(

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:15

      Yes, at first glance it is a bit similar to the tie-front bikini I reviewed recently. And yes, the majority of swimwear I’ve tried from F21+’s 2018 collection is too small for my boobs. But I’m posting these reviews anyway in the hope they will help others who are less busty than me.

  2. Rebecca Owen
    3 June 2018 / 20:57

    I was looking for this the other day but couldn't find it in the swimwear section – thanks for the link as I never would of thought of looking in the sale section. I am defiantly buying this for my holiday in August. It looks so good on you x

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:16

      Thank you – I’m glad to be of service. Hope you have a fab holiday looking awesome in your new swimwear 😎

  3. Amy Bicknor
    3 June 2018 / 21:40

    I've seen this on the US website and wondered what it might look like on me. Now I've seen it on you I will definitely order it as it looks amazing on you! I really appreciate the effort you put into your posts, thank you.

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:19

      Aww thanks Amy! So glad my reviews have helped you 😊

  4. Anonymous
    4 June 2018 / 21:41

    You are SO bad for my bank balance but my wardrobe adores you XD All this swimwear you’ve been reviewing is incredible. I’d never heard of Forever 21 before so you have opened up a whole new range of choices to me. Love your blog and your reviews Xx

    • Curvy Wordy
      8 June 2018 / 12:22

      Haha, I often feel the same when I read other people’s blogs 😂 I’m so pleased I’ve helped you discover more fashion options. Thank you for your kind words.

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