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Here you'll find answers to some common questions about our products, shipping, and policies.

What is period-proof swimwear?

The perfect alternative to tampons, period-proof swimwear creates a water-resistant barrier that helps keep water out and period blood in. Even when completely wet, the ultra-absorbent layers pull moisture and blood away from the body, so you can swim with confidence when it’s that time of the month!

How does period-proof swimwear work?

Our range features an innovative three-layer gusset that gives you secure wear riding waves in the ocean to soak in a plunge pool. Firstly there is a comfortable, thin and discreet absorbent layer that absorbs any blood or discharge. This layer can absorb 10 times it weight in under 2 seconds. 

The absorbent layer is supported by a waterproof layer that works to ensure water doesn’t get inside. Finally, there's a moisture wicking layer for additional leak-proof protection. All of this gusset protection is super thin and discreet so you won't have any bulk or bulging and it dries super-fast. 

We safeguard the swimwear fabric by making it water repellent, this helps repel water from entering the gusset area. Ensure you have a snug fit (no loose areas) when buying and first trying on your swimwear. 

Period swimwear offers superb sustainability benefits so you can avoid single-use products like tampons and sanitary pads that add unnecessary waste to landfill.

What do I do before use?

Before dipping into the beach or pool, wash your swimwear before your first wear to activate the absorbent InnovSwim® technology fabric fibres.

How do you wash the absorbency layer?

During the washing process, the water can easily pass through the absorbency layer since the swimwear is not tightly fitted to the body. This ensures effective cleaning without compromising the absorbency layer's performance.

What sizes are available for your period-proof swimwear?

Our period-proof swimwear ranges from sizes 6 to 18 in ladies and size 8 to 16 in teenage. Designed to conform to your body and offer a flattering, secure fit, you will surely find an option for every body type. For more information, review our size guide or contact us for help checking your measurements.

Is fit important?

Swim with confidence and get the most reliable and dependable leakproof protection by ensuring you have a super snug fit, no loose areas! Please ensure you keep this in mind when selecting your sizing and first trying on your swimwear.

Do you offer returns & exchange?

We want you to be 100% happy with your Azure Belle swimwear and offer a 30 day happiness guarantee. If your new item is not quite right we have the following return options available (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. 

How do I care for my period-proof swimwear?

To preserve your period-proof swimwear and ensure you get the most use out of them, follow our wash and care instructions:

  • Wash prior to use — Before dipping into the beach or pool, wash your swimwear to activate the absorbent InnovSwim® technology fabric fibres.
  • Rinse after use — The salt and chlorine in water, as well as sunscreen and other body oils, can tarnish the fabric. Rinsing them before changing will help preserve their integrity and design.
  • Wash — Wash them in your normal clothes wash with cold water and avoid fabric softener and bleach.
  • Dry off — Line dry your period-proof swimwear without overexposing them to the sun, which could fade their colour over time.

Can I wear period-proof swimwear if I don't have a period? 

Yes. Many of our Azure Belle gals love the flattering fits and supportive wear our pieces give them on and off their period. Providing the perfect amount of coverage while helping you feel comfortable and confident as you relax on a sun lounge, enjoy a dip in the pool or ride the waves at a beach.

Can I swim in public pools or the ocean while wearing period-proof swimwear? 

If you’re wondering where you can use your period-proof swimwear, we’ve got you covered. Our range is designed to break through boundaries and empower you to enjoy your active lifestyle without feeling self-conscious during that time of the month. With no spills, accidental leaks or mishaps, you never have to hold back or cancel your beach plans when Aunt Flo arrives.

Can I wear period-proof swimwear while doing other activities like yoga or running?

Absolutely, we encourage it. Whether you’re stretching in a downward dog position, sweating it out in the sauna or finding your pace on the running track, Azure Belle period-proof swimwear features highly absorbent layers and a fit that conforms to the body to give you secure wear whatever activity or occasion you’re in the middle of.

Are there any special instructions for putting on or taking off period-proof swimwear?

No, you can wear them just like any other bikini or one-piece swimwear.

How long will my period-proof swimwear last?

As they are made from high-quality, durable materials, Azure Belle period-proof swimwear will give you enduring and body-empowering wear for time to come. Please ensure you follow the wash and care instructions. Independently tested by international laboratories, our range is certified for 6 mL absorbency , equal to a tampon and larger than a pad.

Do you offer any kind of warranty or guarantee for your period-proof swimwear? 

At Azure Belle, we want you to love, not like, our period-proof swimwear — that’s why we offer a 100% happiness guarantee on all our teen and ladies' swimwear. If you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us and return them within 30 days of purchase to get a full refund, store credit or exchange.

For more information and to get the most out of your period care, we invite you to review our Azure Insights Blog.

Where do you ship?

We ship all over the world! please see our  shipping page  for detailed info, pricing and shipping times.

What size do I purchase?

Ensure  you have a super snug fit, no loose areas! Please ensure you keep this in mind when selecting your sizing and first trying on your swimwear. Learn more about our ladies and teen sizing