Beginner’s Guide to Period Swimwear

If you love swimming and the beach but don’t love the idea of dealing with tampons while you're in the water, the perfect solution exists for you – period swimwear. Many women choose to avoid tampons for reasons including sustainability, discomfort or the learning curve, but you shouldn’t have to miss out on swimming or anything else you enjoy. 

A comfortable, leak-proof alternative 

Thankfully, period swimwear is a comfortable, leak-proof alternative specially designed to absorb menstrual blood while you're swimming, allowing you to enjoy your time in the water without any worries. In this beginner's guide to period swimwear, we'll explore the tips and advice you need to know to confidently wear a period swimsuit worry-free.

What is period swimwear?

High-quality period swimwear is designed to absorb menstrual blood while you’re swimming. Our unique Azure InnovSwim® Technology helps keep you leak-free and secure, avoids the use of tampons or menstrual cups, is super comfy, and looks just as stylish as your regular swimwear! There’s no added bulk like some period swimwear on the market so you can enjoy days of swimming, poolside lounging and frolicking at the beach. You can try period bikini bottoms, a one piece period swimsuit or a bikini set.

How does it work?

This is the most common question when it comes to period swimwear, and we’ve got the answer! Hidden away in the bottom of your swimsuit (also known as a gusset) you’ll find some pretty amazing Azure InnovSwim® Technology that allows you the freedom to swim on your period. 

Watch a short video here about how it works.

Absorbent: The first layer of your period swimwear is a thin and discreet layer that absorbs any menstrual blood or discharge. 

Waterproof: The second layer is a waterproof layer that ensures any water doesn’t get inside your swimwear. A snug fit is essential for this too when choosing your size.

Leakproof: The last layer is moisture-wicking for extra leak-proof protection and to ensure it dries super fast so you’re left feeling secure, dry and comfortable.

Water Repellent: The outside of your swimwear is also safeguarded by being water repellent. This helps the fabric repel water off the gusset area and keep water out.

All of these layers have been thoughtfully designed to be ultra-thin and discreet so you don’t feel any extra bulk than you would from wearing your usual swimwear. 

Does fit matter?

Yes, when it comes to period swimwear a comfy, snug fit is key! Ensuring no loose areas means you can swim with confidence and get the most reliable and dependable leak-proof protection from our Azure InnovSwim® Technology. We recommend keeping this in mind when selecting your sizing and when you first try your swimwear. If you’re in between sizes, you may opt to size down for your period swimwear for a more secure fit. 

Caring for your period swimwear

When you first receive your period swimwear, we recommend washing it before your first wear before you try it out for a swim! This will help activate the fabric fibres for absorbency.

Ensure a long life for your period swimwear by rinsing your swimwear in cold water after use and then popping it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. Avoid using the dryer if possible and instead air dry to keep the gusset in good shape to wash and wear many times.

We can’t wait for you to try your Azure Belle Period Swimwear and let it transform your poolside and beach days. Enjoy your time in the water without worries.

100% Happiness Guarantee - Love It Or Return It!

We know trying something new when it comes to your period can be daunting, which is why we offer a 100% Happiness Guarantee. 

If you’re not 100% happy with your Azure Belle Swimwear or your new item is not quite right, we have the following return options available for your peace of mind (in addition to your rights under Australian Consumer Law):

  • All full price items can be returned for either an exchange, refund or store credit.
  • Discounted or sale items can be returned for a store credit or exchange only. 

See return conditions here.


If you or your teen do not want to miss out on regular swims or not being able to enjoy yourself at the beach for a week every month, there is a better way. With the period-proof swimwear from Azure Belle, you can enjoy as much paddle boarding, body surfing and record lap times as your heart desires.

Our sleek designs are made to be as discreet as possible, so no-one will be able to tell the difference between your period-proof bikini and your regular one. If periods, bladder leaks or discharge have been holding you back from swimming, it’s time you tried the period-proof swimwear from Azure Belle.


Azure Belle Australian period swimwear store has a collection of leak-proof period swimwear for teens and women — available for shipping within Australia and internationally with a huge range of cuts, shapes and sizes. Our eco-friendly, absorbent period one piece and bikini period swimsuits provide stylish and discreet options for all-day wear, so you can swim and enjoy summer under the sun without wondering, ‘eek, was that a leak?’

We love our period swimsuits, and we think you will too. Shop now, give them a try, and enjoy total peace of mind with our 100% happiness guarantee!

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