Girls Swim / Active Skort - Tropic of Unicorn™️

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

A perfect addition to our Tropic of Unicorn™ range, our new swim / active skorts offer style, sun-protection and modesty for feminine adventurers!

Our skorts comprise two layers: a boy-leg short underneath an attached skirt - designed to be worn with any of our Tropic of Unicorn™ swimsuits, or with one of our plain rash tops.

Made on high-quality anti-fade fabric, our skorts also feature a thick and very comfortable waist band at the top (no digging in to skin).

From swim to gym - our skorts can be worn casually at the park or to gymnastics, or on beach/pool days in the water.

** Please note that the swimsuit / top is sold separately to this skort - this listing is for skort only.

Print information

With a name inspired by Queensland's Capricorn Coast on the Tropic of Capricorn, this fun, feminine print features elegant unicorns on a magical background of soft pinks, purples and blues, amidst tropical flora and fauna. 

Hand-drawn in Brisbane exclusively for Tribe Tropical, by artist Stacey Bigg of Kalaii Creations.

Features of our swim / active skorts include:

  • Elegant addition to your child's swim wardrobe! 
  • Offers modesty and extra sun-protection
  • Not just for beach wear, our skorts are great for gymnastics and other sports also
  • UPF50+ protection, blocking out 97% of UVA and UVB rays
  • 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
  • Exclusive print, hand-drawn in Brisbane by artist Stacey Bigg
  • Beach-luxe at its best!

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




Our skorts run true to size, or if anything on the roomier side; they don't run small in our experience as parents.

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 1 review
Cindy McKenzie
Feminine, pretty and good coverage

My daughter loves this print! I love that she is well-covered in the sun at the beach/pool. Beautiful quality and very soft fabric - my daughter also wears this to the park on the weekend, it looks cute with the matching hat too!

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.