The Best Period Swimwear 2024

15 May 2024

Period swimwear makes swimming on your period a whole lot easier and stress-free. Unlike normal swimwear, menstrual swimwear is designed with built-in absorbent layers and leak-proof technology, so you can enjoy your time in the water without worrying about leaks or discomfort.

Like period underwear, period swimming costumes are specifically designed to hold menstrual fluid in their absorbent lining, providing discreet and effective protection.


We’ve rounded up some of the best-rated menstrual swimwear brands out there, making sure to choose options that are safe, comfortable, and available in a range of sizes. So, let’s dive in with our list of the best period swimwear 2024:

Cheeky Pants


Material: Recycled nylon and elastane

Style: Swim bikini, high-waist, ribbed and one-piece options (in racer back and adjustable strapped) that are both effective and environmentally conscious. In a range of colours.

Absorbency Level: Lighter days to moderate flow

Leak Protection: Cheeky period proof swimwear has a triple-layer of protection, the top layer wicks away moisture, the middle layer locks it in, and the bottom layer prevents any leaks. Outer fabric is water repellent.

Fit & Comfort: Soft, stretchy, and snug, size 2 (equivalent to kids aged 9-10) - size 24 

Customer Reviews: 4.5 / 5 on Trustpilot

Price: £16.99 - £33.99 regular offers

From the makers of the popular Cheeky wipes reusable baby wipes, Cheeky Pants are a great eco-friendly option for those looking for effective period protection while swimming. The triple-layer protection in the period swimwear work to ensure you stay leak-free, and their styles cater to different body types and preferences.

Customers love the soft and stretchy material, making cheeky period swimming costume a top pick for comfort.

To ensure it is effective make sure your swimsuit fits snugly.

"Fantastic product. Great protection, made our holiday

I hesitantly purchased two of the swimming costumes for my grandaughter. I say hesitantly as I am a bit old school and couldn't get my head around the product. I also thought they were a tad expensive.

However!!!! These are one of the best purvhases that I have ever made.

We were on a family holiday for six weeks and spent a considerable amount of time in the pool. My grandaughter preferred wearing these costumes - even when she wasn't on her period. ..... No leakage at all.

It was so lovely that she could go in the water all the time rather than me in my day, where I would sit on the side with a bulky doctor white's and a face like thunder. I would 100% recommend the swimming costumes.

On reflection they were worth every penny and i would definitely purchase again without hesitation and will soon be ordering her the undies." Trustpilot review Sept '22

Modibodi Swimwear


Material: Nylon, spandex, and patented Modifier Technology, which is designed to be breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying.

Style: Bikini and one-piece period swimsuits, shorts, large range of patterns and block colours. Their designs are modern and cater to different body types, ages and preferences.

Absorbency Level: Medium flow days to heavy flow, up to 8 teaspoons / 40mls

Leak Protection: Multi-layer leak-proof barrier

Fit & Comfort: Secure fit, breathable. The swimwear is designed to be snug but not restrictive, ensuring you can move freely and confidently.

Sizing: Kids styles aged 8-10 to 16-18yrs, adult size 6-22

Overall Customer Reviews: 3.1 / 5 stars on Trustpilot

Price: £21 (on sale) - £74 currently have a 30% off code

Autralian owned Modibodi is known for its high absorbency and stylish designs. Their period swimwear uses advanced Modifier Technology to keep you dry and comfortable, even on heavier days. Customers appreciate the secure fit and the peace of mind it brings while swimming.

Modibodi has the largest range of styles, patterns and sizes. They are available online and can also be found in some high street stores like Boots and John Lewis, making it accessible for UK shoppers. 



Material: Recycled polyester and elastane

Style: Bikini and one-piece

Absorbency: Light to moderate flow

Leak Protection: Multi-layer absorbent gusset

Fit & Comfort: Snug and flexible, size XXS to 6XL (size 4-26)

Customer review: 4.4 / 5 Trustpilot

Price: £21.99-£49.99 current holiday sale with 20% off swimwear

WUKA offers period swimwear designed to provide leak-free confidence. Their products are known for being comfortable and reliable. 

Ruby Love Period Swimwear


Material: Cotton and spandex blend

Style: Bikini and tankini

Absorbency Level: Light to moderate flow

Leak Protection: Leak-proof barriers

Fit & Comfort: Comfortable and snug, size XXS to 8XL (size 0-32)

Customer Reviews: 3.9 / 5 on Trustpilot

Price: £55-£86 ($69.99-$109.99)

Ruby Love offers reliable and affordable period swimwear with built-in leak-proof barriers. While the absorbency level is geared more towards lighter flows, customers find the fit and comfort excellent for all-day wear.

Shipped from the US so a higher carbon footprint for UK shoppers.

Can You Wear Period Swimwear on Heavy Days?

Yes, you can wear period swimwear on heavy flow days, and it can provide effective protection against leaks while swimming. Brands like Modibodi are designed to handle heavier flows with their multi-layer leak-proof barriers.

However, if you want even more protection, consider doubling up by wearing a menstrual cup in addition to period-proof swimwear. This combination offers extra security and peace of mind.

Which high street UK stores have period swimwear?

In the UK, several high street stores offer period swimwear, making it convenient to purchase these products in-person. Here are some well-known high street retailers where you can find swimwear that absorbs period blood:

Tu at Sainsbury's


Tu stock Love Luna swimwear for £35. Due to hygiene reasons, all Love Luna products, once opened after delivery, are non-refundable. Perfect for light periods, bladder leaks, those spotting days in-between or when you're not quite sure your period will arrive.



Next offers a range of clothing and accessories, including period swimwear for £30. It holds up to 12ml (1-2 regular tampons) with 4-layer protection to keep you dry and comfortable. With Micro Fresh® technology to control odour*.

*Please Note: Next period swimwear contains the biocide silver chloride (redefined from reaction mass of titanium dioxide and silver chloride).

These period swimwear UK stockists provide both physical and online shopping options, making it easy to find and buy period swimwear. For the latest availability and specific brands, it's a good idea to check their websites or visit the stores directly.

There you have it, a rundown of some of the best period costume options available in 2024. Each brand has its own unique features, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs. Whether you’re hitting the beach or lounging by the pool, these products ensure you can swim confidently and comfortably.

If you have want to read more about period pants and period care check out more of our blog posts!

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If you want to more information about switching to reusable pee and period products, feel free to contact the team. You can drop them a email or use the online chat. The team all use the products themselves and nothing is TMI. We all happily overshare our own experiences.



About the Author: Kirstin loves sea swimming and lives with her three children by the seaside. As part of Cheeky Wipes customer service team she spends most days talking about periods, poo, and pee.


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