Girls Swim / Active Shorts with Tie - Lady Elliot

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"When my children came back from the beach one day with sunburnt legs I knew I had to do better, and do more for kids to keep them sun-safe...." - Emily Gradon, Tribe Tropical Founder 

A perfect addition to our Lady Elliot Collection, these swim / active shorts offer style, added sun-protection and modesty. 

These shorts are fully-lined front & back, and have an adjustable waist tie. 

Elegantly tailored, these shorts are designed to be worn with our Lady Elliot Swimsuits, or with any of our plain rash guard tops. Being fully lined, these shorts can also be worn in place of a swim brief. Made on high-quality anti-fade fabric, on our exclusive Lady Elliot print.

Super cute with a plain white t-shirt also, these shorts can be worn casually at the park or to gymnastics, or on beach/pool days in the water.

These shorts look great with a matching beach hat in the same print! 

** Please note that the matching swimsuit is sold separately to these shorts - this listing is for shorts only.

Print information:

Lady Elliot Island, the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef and nesting site of the loggerhead turtle, is the kind of place that most people can only dream of visiting... let us take you there to spot the loggerhead turtle hatchlings (just like the ones featured on this pattern!) as they scurry down the sand and into the beautiful lagoon that surrounds this magnificent jewel off the coast of Bargara, home of Tribe Tropical.

The loggerhead turtle is an endangered species; successful breeding at Mon Repos is vital to their survival.

View our Turtles Collection for more.

Features of these shorts include:

  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable waist tie 
  • Elegant, feminine tailoring 
  • Great addition to your child's swim wardrobe - wear with matching suit or plain rash top
  • High-quality anti-fade fabric
  • UPF50+ protection, blocking out 97% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Thicker than standard high-GSM fabric 
  • Buttery soft, two-way stretch polyester/spandex fabric – OEKO-TEX certified for sustainability
  • Limited print-run to eliminate waste, environmental strain, and to maintain boutique appeal
  • Beach-luxe at its best!

     ** We recommend applying sunscreen to all areas exposed to the sun.




    Feedback from other parents is that these shorts run: generally true to size

    Our swimwear for babies, girls, boys and teens is true to size and corresponds to the age of the child, i.e. an average two year old will fit a size 2, and an average 12 year old will fit a size 12 and so on. 

    We offer peace of mind exchanges and returns so if ever the size you chose wasn’t quite right then you’d be welcome to return it. Please see our returns policy info below. 

    Kindly note that we don’t offer sizes 5 or 7 in our range; sizing up to size 6 or 8, or down to size 4 or 6 is the norm and isn’t usually an issue. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, we’re always happy to help! 


    Permitted within 30 days of payment date. Must be unused/unworn with all tags and hygiene stickers still attached. 

    Refunds are processed less a $5 admin/restock fee. 


    Domestic Australia – free over A$150 spend otherwise flat rate of A$8.95 applies.

    International – We ship worldwide; discounted rates start at A$12.95 


    To ensure longevity of your swimwear, please:

    • Rinse immediately after use to clean out salt and chlorine.
    • Ideally hand-wash as often as possible as this will ensure longevity of the fabric

    (if machine-washing please use a garment bag, cold water & low spin cycle) 

    • Do not wring, rub, soak or bleach swimwear. 
    • Dry in the shade – never tumble dry.  
    • Do not leave rolled up wet or store when damp.
    • Do not iron or dry clean.
    • Take care when dressing as over-stretched zips risk disconnecting or the plastic teeth may break, as can happen with any zip.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews

    The quality was excellent we loved it 👍🏻

    Rebecca J
    Love the print!

    We've loved the Lady Elliot print since we bought the swimsuit a year ago (it still looks brand new!) so we had to get these matching shorts and they're perfect! Soft & comfortable to wear, quick drying, and the draw string makes them easy to adjust. True to size, love them!

    My kids wore these swimmers for over 2 years. Not one issue with them, they still have a good year or two in them as well so last 3-4 years. We've had no fade or stretch, no pulling or pilling. Have handed down to friends children as my children outgrew them. Love them so much.
    — Seanne P.
    I am really impressed with the level of support the ladies swimsuit provides, even for a larger cup size, which is so hard to find.

    Fantastic to wear for any water activity. I love the sun protection and comfort of the swimsuit while surfing, paddleboarding or just chilling at the beach.
    — Amy M.
    Tribe Tropical swimwear is by far the best designed and quality in Australia. The thought process that has gone into these designs, made for comfort, quality and being so sunsafe is a stand out. Each time my daughter wears these they wash up like brand new.
    — Betty G.

    Tribe Tropical™ is an award-winning swim & beachwear label from Queensland, Australia.

    With exclusive patterns inspired by some of tropical Australia’s most idyllic destinations, our brand is built around a love of family, adventure and travel to magical places.

    All swimsuits & hats are UPF50+, double-lined and chlorine resistant.

    Baby / toddler suits feature nappy-change clips and womens suits feature inbuilt shelf bras.

    Available for KIDS 0-14 years, and ADULTS XS-3XL.

    Hi! I’m Emily, mother of 3 little girls and founder of Tribe Tropical. 

    Growing up I used to dread beach days!
    As a red-head with fair skin, growing up in the tropics, I either had to risk being teased by other kids for covering up in a daggy old t-shirt, or end the day sunburnt & in pain. 

    Having since suffered with countless skin cancer treatments (and further to the loss of my grandfather due to melanoma), I understand the importance of sun protection - I started Tribe Tropical with a desire to protect my family and yours in beautiful, high-quality sun-protective swimwear that people would feel good in & enjoy wearing. 

    No-one should dread a beach day! I hope to help you to make them fun & burn-free also.