Swim With Confidence All Summer Long With These Period-Friendly Swimsuits

Leaks don't stand a chance.

Summer is the time for lazy sun-soaked days by the water, beach reads and plenty of surf and sand to keep us cool all season long. 

But nothing bursts that bubble quicker than your period coming along to ruin the mood, leaving you not feeling confident enough to hit the waves.

Enter period swimwear

If you are lucky enough to have tried the magic of period underwear, period swimwear works in a very similar way. 

How does period swimwear work? 

Every brand has its own unique design but often it is through a reinforced gusset in the swimwear that absorbs blood but the leak-proof and often hidden extra layers help keep water out and leaks in. 

Now lots of swimsuits have different levels of absorption so make sure to check when you buy to ensure they fit with your flow that day. 

The best Australian period swimwear to buy for summer 2024

Consider yourself intrigued? Below are some of our top picks of the best period-proof swimmers to buy in Australia, and don’t worry – they look good too! 

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Soft stretch plunge bikini top, $61 and hi-waist cheeky swim brief, $48, Modibodi 

In a stunning cornflower blue, this flattering bikini is as comfy as it is stylish and was designed to hold between one to two tampons worth of period blood. Not only that but it is made from 100 per cent regenerated nylon fibre to reduce waste! 


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Rapid Waters period one-piece, $168, Ruby Love

With a built-in absorbent liner, this stylish one-piece swimsuit can hold up to three tampons of blood and the innovative dri-tech mesh not only prevents leakages but can even hold a pad in place for added protection. 


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Scarlet period swim shorts, $59, The Iconic

If you’re after something with a bit more coverage a pair of period-proof swim shorts may just be the way to go. This pair from Scarlet is made with a luxurious and thick ribbed material that feels comfortable on the skin and helps to prevent leaks. 


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Reversible triangle top, $65 and tie side bikini, $55, Modibodi 

Two bikinis for the price of one? Sign us up! With a reversible top that allows you to mix and match with your swimwear, this bikini set from Modibodi is a stylish must-add to your swimmer collection. 


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Swim recycled period proof one-piece, $105, AWWA

Keep it simple and classic with this flattering one-piece from New Zealand brand AWWA. The high neckline flatters every body shape, along with the mid-high leg line that elongates. It’s a great option for light days or to go along with the use of a cup or tampon on heavier ones. 


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