How to use period swimwear on holiday

Imagine sipping a tropical drink on a sunny beach, the sound of waves in the background, and the feeling of soft sand beneath your feet. Holidaying by the sea, making memories and spending quality time with the people you love is priceless–until your period decides to make an unexpected visit. No more sitting on the sidelines while your kids beg you to splash in the water with them. With period swimwear, you don't have to worry about missing out on the fun or fumbling around with a tampon. We’ve got the tips you need for using period swimwear during your holiday so you can fully embrace the sea, sand, and sunshine worry-free and leak-free.

Choose the right period swimwear

Before you embark on your holiday adventure, pack the right period swimwear that suits your needs. Consider the following factors:

  • Absorbency: Choose swimwear that matches your flow, whether it's light, moderate, or heavy. Our period swimwear is ideal for light to moderate flow days, absorbing up to 6ml of period blood and discharge. For comparison, a typical tampon absorbs up to 5ml. For heavier flow days, you may choose to use an additional period protection barrier, such as a menstrual cup or disc.

  • Style: Find a style that you're comfortable in, fits well and flatters your body shape. We don’t do daggy! Our period swimwear comes in various designs, from bikini sets to sporty one-pieces or wrap swimsuits. With stylish colours and prints, you can choose what makes you feel confident.

  • Fit: A snug fit is very important when it comes to period swimwear. Along with our InnovSwim technology, a snug fit with no loose areas is what helps prevent leaks when swimming on your period.

  • Quality: When it comes to period swimwear, you don’t want to skimp on quality. Period swimwear that's designed for durability can be easily washed and worn time and time again, lasting you multiple holidays. Unlike some period swimwear brands, we never make outrageous false claims about our absorbency. Our period swimwear features Azure InnovSwim™ Technology that has been independently tested for absorbency in world-leading laboratories and has been certified to absorb up to 6ml.

If you can, plan around your cycle

If time is on your side, tracking your period and planning your travel dates to align with your cycle is a blessing to reduce your stress. Of course, the reality is, even if you have a very regular cycle, sometimes our holidays clash with our periods, our cycle can become irregular from stress or other factors–we simply can’t plan for everything. Thankfully, with period swimwear you can swim on your period worry-free no matter what and stay leak-free.

Plan ahead when packing

When packing for your holiday where you’ll be on your period, don’t forget to pack:

  • Enough period swimwear: Bring an ample supply of period swimwear for the duration of your period. Having extra pairs handy is helpful if you’re swimming everyday and your period swimwear is drying.

  • Hygiene care: Don't forget to pack gentle, eco-friendly soap for rinsing and washing your period swimwear, a wet pouch for storage if you can’t wash your period swimwear right away, and eco-friendly wipes for on the go.

Wash and care tips

Period swimwear is easy to use and maintain while on holiday. Here's what to do:

  • Rinse After Use: After swimming, rinse your period swimwear with clean, fresh water to remove salt, sand, or chlorine.

  • Clean Daily: Each day, wash your period swimwear with a gentle soap to maintain hygiene. If you're staying at a place with laundry facilities, use them to clean your swimwear thoroughly.

  • Dry Completely: Ensure your swimwear is completely dry before reusing it. Hanging them in direct sunlight can help kill any bacteria and eliminate odours.

Embrace your freedom

With period swimwear, you can fully embrace the freedom and fun of your holiday. Whether you're surfing, snorkelling, swimming, or just lounging by the pool, you can do it all without worrying about leaks or discomfort.

Using period swimwear on holiday is a game-changer for anyone who wants to enjoy the sea and sun without the hassle of disposable products. By choosing the right period swimwear, planning your travel dates, packing smart, and taking care of your swimwear, you'll experience a period-friendly holiday like never before. Embrace the beauty of the beach, the excitement of water activities, and the serenity of the shore while enjoying the confidence and comfort that period swimwear provides.

Explore our Azure Belle Period Swimwear collection, thoughtfully designed for ladies and teens.


If you’re ready to take the plunge and start enjoying the water even on your period days, Azure Belle has a range of discreet period swimwear that’s perfect for hitting the beach, stretching with some laps or just chilling by the pool.

With our range of women’s period swimwear in one-piece and two-piece styles and teen period swimwear designed for anyone trying out period underwear for the first time, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Shop our period swimwear online today, and never miss out on swimming even when it’s that time of the month again.

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