Some of our interns wear them, comfortable and casual. Their friends that have seen them, like the way they look in those clothes. Today, they get no looks, stares, complaints, or laughs. “Holy smokes,” you say, “it’s like nobody cares.” That’s because they probably don’t.
Maybe the word "kilt" is being somewhat misapplied to skirts that simply do not even come close to meeting the definition of a kilt. A kilt would be far too heavy and far too long to allow the wearer to swim safely without an aquatic incident requiring a rescue.
There are several skirted swim suit bottoms readily available
that are far more practical when one desires a skirted swim suit.
Many Korean and Japanese designs are available on AliExpress.