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Ultimate Guide to the Best Plus Size Period Pants UK

Updated 19th December 2023

If you're plus-size and thinking of making the switch to reusable period pants or period protection, then you've come to the right place. At Team Cheeky we've been delivering 'Simple Reusables' to our fantastic customers over the last 13 years so have got heaps of experience, which is recognised by our customers.

Our reusable menstrual products are all designed and tested by the team in the UK and have been best-sellers since we launched way back in 2014. We know that whether you currently use tampons, menstrual cup or disposable period products, switching to reusables will help you feel confident to go about your day.

We pride ourselves on our sustainable development and have a small female-led management team, so we completely get that periods can be a pain in the bum. Literally. That's why our range of moisture wicking period pants goes to size 30, suitable for all menstrual cycles, even heavy flow!

In addition, unlike other big brands, most of our period pants have layers of protection and absorbency right the way from the front to the rear waistband. 

Here's our ultimate guide to the best plus size period pants in the UK for 2024:

Plus-size period pants - shorts

Best Plus Size Period Shorts

Name: Cheeky Period Shorts

Price: £15.99

Available Sizes: Up to UK Size 22 / 24

Absorbency & Coverage: Heavy Flow, Front to Rear Waistband

Cheeky plus size period pants range includes the cosy bamboo period shorts (above) which are just brilliant for a good nights sleep even when you're on as they have absorbency to the front and rear waistband as standard. 

Lots of customers have told us that switching to period pants have really helped them sleep better as they're not worried about waking up in a puddle of blood. These super absorbent shorts hold up to 6 tampons worth of blood, for leak proof sleep!

Customer Review: 'The most comfortable period pants I own! These are just so soft and fit so well… I’m a 14 -16 and went for the 12-14 as was advised to go smaller - they are perfect. I use them overnight and because they have front to back protection - I’ve had no leaks. Been through the wash a few times now and they have washed really well. Very impressed.' Claire, Trustpilot Product Review

Wuka Plus Size Period Pants

Best Plus Size Designer Period Pants

Name: Wuka Period Briefs - Leopardprint

Price: £23.99

Available Sizes: Up to UK Size 26

Absorbency & Coverage: Heavy Flow, Gusset to Rear Waistband

Wuka have a good range of period pants styles available to size 26. Our favourites are these cute leopardprint period panties which have absorbency from the gusset area to rear waistband.

Customer Review: 'My main concern was feeling wet. These are, hands down, the best period underwear. No wet feeling, no puffiness like you’re wearing a nappy, and very nice-looking. I’ll be buying more.' 

Period Pants for heavy flow in size 22 and 24

Best Plus Size Period Underwear for Heavy Flow

Name: Cheeky Bamboo Fearless

Price: £15.99

Available Sizes: Up to UK Size 30

Absorbency & Coverage: Heavy Flow, Gusset to Rear Waistband

Our Fearless pants have been customer favourites for a long time and the bamboo material makes them comfy to wear.

Customer Review: 'Game changer! These are quality products. As a big girl I always struggled while on period. My periods are rather short, but I always get around 36 hours of heavy flow right in the middle... With these on, I am comfortable through the night and wake up to clean bedsheets every time! These pants are high waisted and comfortable...' Product Review via Trustpilot

Modibodi Seamfree Pants

Best Seamless Plus Size Period Pants

Name: Modibodi Seamfree Period Pants

Price: £25.50

Available Sizes: Up to UK Size 26

Absorbency & Coverage: Heavy Flow, Gusset to Rear Waistband

Modibodi Seamfree Period Pants are also a customer favourite, which are available in a range of colours to size 20 but are in their black colourway to size 26.

Customer Review: 'I am amazed that I've finally found a product that enables me to sleep through the night without leaking. Very comfortable. I was a little concerned at first as the absorbency goes all the way up the back but not the front. However this didn't seem to matter. I need to buy these for daily usage too as I love that they're high wasted and I don't have to worry!! 

Shop Affordable Plus Size Period Pants

Best Affordable Plus Size Period Panties

Name: Cheeky Sassy Pants

Price: £6.25

Available Sizes: Up to UK Size 22 to 24

Absorbency & Coverage: Moderate Flow, Front to Rear Waistband

If it's more everyday affordable plus size period pants you're looking for, you can't go wrong with our Sassy Pants which aren't just available in functional yet dull black. They're also available in gorgeous teal or berry colours, again to size 22 to 24. At the time of writing (December 2023) they're also a bargain at just £6.25 per pair!

Customer Review: 'Great products wouldn't buy any others, only ones with protection from back to front.' 

Our range of plus size period pants also includes our Sporty, cotton period pants which are perfect for teens and tweens and in sizes 22 to 24.

How to wash period pants

Remember all period pants should be washed in cold water, maximum 30c as blood is a protein stain which means it 'sets' when heat is applied to it. For more details check out how to wash period pants article.

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We appreciate that making the switch to period pants or reusable sanitary pads might seem like a leap of faith. That's why we're willing to put our money where our mouth is with our 100% Happiness Guarantee - LOVE them or your money back!

Not sure where to start? Try our quick quiz to give you an idea of what you need, or drop us an email, or use the chat function available on the site from Monday to Friday. 




About the author: Helen Rankin is a Mum of 4, who founded Cheeky Wipes, the original reusable wipes kit back in 2008 after disposable wipes caused her eczema to flare up. She went on to develop their range of 'Simple Reusables' to include period pants and reusable sanitary pads. Her customer services team wear period products themselves so can provide relatable friendly advice. Nothing is TMI. The Company was recognised for their hard work in developing environmentally friendly products with the Queens Award in Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021.