Periods have come a long way. Well, maybe not periods themselves—but our methods for dealing with them have certainly evolved.
Tampons and pads as we know them really only became mainstream in the 20th century—as late as the 60s and 70s. And more recently, there's been a surge of period-proof clothing. These menstruation-friendly clothes work well in combo with pads or tampons, as an extra layer of leakage-proof protection. But, depending on the type, they can also be used on their own as full period protection.
And then there's swimwear.
We all know that swimming while on your period can range from annoying to total nightmare. But period-proof swimwear is the answer. This fantastic clothing invention takes away the hassle and stress of swimming on your period. Finally, no need to worry about leakage! And the great news is that they act and look and feel just like normal swimwear, so you'll be happy wearing them no matter the time of the month.
Read on for our favorite period-proof swimwear.
KT by Knix has a whole line of period-proof swimwear (scroll on down to see their other options). They're totally wearable without pads or tampons, but if you're worried and it's a heavy flow day, they suggest wearing them in combo with pads or tampons for two levels of protection. The swimsuits trap and absorb the menstrual blood, so even when you get in the water, you'll be worry and leak-free. There's an ultra-discreet absorbent pad in the gusset liner that absorbs up to three teaspoons of blood (which equals about three tampons).
This KT by Knix Leakproof Classic One-Piece swimsuit is super cute and super practical. We love the adjustable straps and non-dig leg opening. It also comes in extended sizes that support bigger cups (yay for big-boobed ladies!). Wearing this swimsuit, you'll look and feel good!
Next up, we've got Modibodi period-proof swimwear. Modibodi is an amazing company with a whole range of period-proof clothing. They've got activewear, underwear, overnight clothing, and more. And we absolutely love their menstruation-friendly swimsuits.
Their Swimwear Recycled Hi-Waist Bikini Brief looks great, is good for the planet, and is so helpful during that time of the month. It absorbs up to 10 millileters of blood (equal to two teaspoons or two tampons). It's perfect for spotting, discharge, or light to moderate flow days. It's available in black.
Flattering and functional? Heck yes.
We just love this Ruby Love off-the-shoulder period swimsuit.
No tampon or pad needed with this absorbent and leak-proof swimwear. The off-the-shoulder neckline is especially cheeky, flirty, and cute. We're going particularly gaga over the Burnt Sun color, but Ruby Love also has it in Black Sea (black), Hawaiian Mountain (rich brown), Floral Vacation (green, purple, and pink floral pattern), and Set Sail (adorable black-and-white stripes).
Along with their awesome bikini bottoms, Modibodi also has a period-protected one-piece option. It's got all the same benefits as their bikini bottoms. It's the perfect full protection for light days or back-up for pads, tampons, or menstrual cups for your heavier flow days.
Get it in black or navy and enjoy sun-bathing and swimming in style this summer.
This set will be the perfect addition to your summer. We love all of the Knix products (and especially these period-proof swimsuits). So why not make it a set??
This bikini top is unbelievably cute—and also pretty unique if we do say so ourselves. It's sexy, sleek, and flattering, but also ultra-supportive and without all the typical bikini risks of a nip slip or full-on flashing. This is a brand-new addition to the Knix collection and is available starting at the end of April. Get yours now!
Get back to the basics with this Modibody Swimwear Bikini Brief. It's no muss, no fuss, no frills. Just a classic bikini bottom with all the perks of modern period-proof swimwear technology. Get it in black or navy.
One satisfied customer found this bikini brief to be just the thing she needed: "I am really happy with these, I'm not sure how they work but they do! So glad I can finally swim whenever I want. I tried these on a medium flow day and they worked great. Definitely get them if you are always swimming at the beach/pool and don't want to miss out."