The art of bathing by Elia

Beach and pool during her period

Notre collection de maillot de bain menstruel pour les règles

Like a fish in water

Arielle, the menstrual swimsuit

Play the siren even during your period! Our Arielle menstrual swimsuit bottom, with its absorbent organic cotton core, will protect you from light flow and spotting, in and out of the water. Its high, slightly sheathing waist and tie belt sculpt your waist with a retro look. Its textured honeycomb fabric completes the look.

Mix and match as you wish
Arielle in Mix and match

Our menstrual swimsuit is the first swimsuit designed to be a mix and match in every way!

Our two-piece format allows you to get equipped at a low price during your period, simply by ordering our Arielle stocking.

Having a two-piece swimsuit allows you to change more easily, so you don't stay wet during your swimming escapade. We suggest you switch to our Sixtine shorty as soon as the swim is over.

We also offer a reversible black swimsuit top in two colours: royal blue and poppy. Wear it on the coloured side or on the black side, depending on what you feel like at the time!

The technology behind
How does a menstrual swimsuit work?

In the sea or in the pool, the water pressure slows down (but does not stop!) the flow of menstruation: the amount of blood lost is therefore minimal and is generally diluted in the water as you move around, with the exception of clots, which are retained.

This is normal, and it is thanks to this property that our lingerie and swimsuit are easily rinsed before being put in the washing machine.

It is especially when you get out of the bath that the technology of our Arielle swimsuit takes on its full meaning. Its elasticated thighs and absorbent core, which does not swell, effectively retain more viscous fluids inside, such as blood, while our breathable polyamide allows the water to drain away quickly when leaving the bath, so that it does not accumulate and weigh down the swimsuit.

This avoids the unpleasant surprise of blood running down your thighs after swimming. So you have plenty of time to change!

Special textile engineering for bathing

An ingenious fabric assembly

Made of a polyamide designed for swimming, with a honeycomb texture for the visible part, smooth in contact with your skin and your mucous membranes, it is in the heart of the absorbent zone that our OEKO-TEX certified technical fabrics are discreetly encapsulated! There is a double layer of organic cotton, which drains and retains viscous liquids like blood. A waterproof membrane finishes this ingenious assembly to keep you safe during your beach or pool session!

A design that can withstand the constraints of the water
An absorbent zone designed for getting out of the bath

Our absorbent zone is deliberately low, to promote water flow when leaving the bath! That's why we recommend this model for light flows and spotting. Blood, which is more viscous and therefore heavier, is well absorbed by our organic cotton core, even during prolonged lying down. An absorbent zone that is too high would create a pocket of stagnant water that would weigh down the swimsuit. This design also reduces the drying time of Arielle.

For heavier flows, it is possible to wear our Arielle swimsuit bottom in addition to another sanitary protection (cup, organic tampon...). Our absorbent zone will act as an extra security!

It's up to you to choose yours!

A thousand and one ways to wear Arielle

Tie a pretty bow in the front or cross the belt over the belly by tying it in the back: our menstrual swimsuit can be worn as you wish. With our reversible tops, the combinations are multiple!

respect of the vaginal flora
Why change?

All our products are developed in collaboration with midwives and gynaecologists. Their feedback is unanimous: it is not ideal for the mucous membranes to remain in contact with wet clothing all day, especially during menstruation.

This is why we have developed a two-piece swimsuit model, which is easy to change, to respect your vaginal microbiota and avoid any risk of developing mycosis. Ideally, and as soon as possible, we recommend not keeping a bathing suit (menstrual or not) wet for more than 2 hours. And for all those who wish to prolong their tanning or swimming for longer, our Sixtine shorty can take over while your swimsuit dries in the sun!

We want to make your life easier, without any danger to your health!

Washing and maintenance

Washing & Care

Designed to resist chlorine and sea salt, the materials of our Arielle swimsuits can be cared for like your classic menstrual lingerie: rinse with clear water, put in the washing machine at a low temperature, without heat or tumble dryer. Taking care of your swimsuit guarantees it will last longer!

To know more about it

Elia x Famelia

A jersey co-designed with you

Thanks to the numerous feedbacks from our great community La Famélia, we were able to design Arielle, the swimsuit of your cycles. The co-design with you allows us to offer you the swimsuit you need!

Learn more about the co-design of Arielle