/Best tennis outfits for on and off the court: Skirts, sweaters, more

Best tennis outfits for on and off the court: Skirts, sweaters, more

Game, set — and you’d better match your outfit when it comes time to hit the courts.

If you think a pleated skirt, sweater vest and a pair of white kicks are a match made in heaven, we have the perfect occasion to rock that set and more.

This warm summer weather is a great excuse to break out the tennis skirts and polo shirts and hit the courts, or at least pretend to play while wearing the trendy outfits out and about.

Even if you don’t have a game to get to, dressing in sporty chic clothes is trendy as ever, with tennis-inspired looks being served up on TikTok and Instagram in record numbers.

In a viral video, user @skinni_legend_kt filmed her take on the classic tennis skirt, styling it in various ways to fit any aesthetic.

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how I style a tennis skirt! 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️ skirt from amazon #fashionedit #fyp

♬ original sound – Wisdom Kaye

Aside from regular tennis season, you can also start planning for next year’s U.S. Open, held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Tickets are now back on sale for the 2022 games, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11.

In years past, celebrities and fashionistas, including Kim Kardashian and Meagan Markel, were spotted in the stands and were even called out on TikTok by the official U.S. Open account.

To get on their tennis fashion level, we’ve curated a list of some of the best skirts, polos, sweaters and sneakers. These stylish wardrobe additions are sure to get your head (and the rest of your body) in the game this spring and summer. Read on for options from lululemon, Nike and more to make your tennis style score read: you: 40, other sports: love.

Best tennis dresses

1. lululemon Court Crush Dress, $138

A woman in a black tennis dress
lululemon

Crush the competition in this tennis dress from lululemon.

The dress comes in black and white, ranging in sizes from 0 to 14 and is made of super soft and stretchy fabric. More specifically, the Everlux fabric is also quick-drying and breathable for a hot day out on the court.


2. Halara Everyday Tennis Dress, $55

A woman in a white tennis dress holding a tennis racket on a court
Halara

Make every day the U.S. Open with Halara.

The Halara Everyday Tennis Dress is perfect on and off the court, made with athletic material to keep you cool even when your game is heating up. The dress comes in white, light blue, light pink, green and more.


3. Adidas Tennis Y-Dress, $54, original price: $90

A woman in a black tennis dress from Adidas
Adidas

Don’t ask “why” when this dress is so obviously a necessity.

Adidas has the ultimate tennis dress, with a Y-shaped back to show off your back when serving and smashing on the tennis court. The dress comes with built-in bike shorts and is available in both a black and a white style.


4. Eleven by Venus Williams Victory Tennis Dress In White, $148

A woman in a white dress
EleVen

Who better to trust than tennis star Venus Williams when it comes to dressing for the sport.

From Williams’ own brand, the Eleven by Venus Williams dress features a flirty fit with a tighter torso and flowy short skirt with four-way stretch and breathable fabric, available in white with black piping.


5. Terez Ballerina Pink Tennis Dress, $137

A woman in a pink tennis dress holding a yellow racket
Terez

Combine your love for two sports with this ballet and tennis hybrid dress from Terez.

The pink dress comes with shorts under the ballerina skirt, making for a fashionable and functional take on a tennis dress. It also comes in a butterfly pattern and one with daisies to help really embrace the summer sport.


Best tennis skirts

1. lululemon Court Rival High-Rise Skirt, $88

a woman in a light purple tennis skirt
lululemon

Be the rival of all your tennis buddies when you rock this skirt on the court.

This lululemon skirt is designed for tennis, with a comfortable high-rise fit and built-in shorts with a pocket underneath. It also comes in fun summer colors, including pastel blue and red, in addition to black and white.


2. Nike Club Skirt, $70

A woman's lower body in a light purple tennis skirt and white tennis shoes
Nike

If you love Nike, join the club.

The tennis club, to be specific. This super cute skirt comes in lavender, black, and white. Each skirt has built-in shorts underneath, pockets to store tennis balls, keys and whatever else you need for a day outside in the sun or a match on the court.


3. Wilson Limitless Skirt, $68

A woman showing off the shorts under her navy blue tennis skirt with a tennis ball inside the mesh short pocket
Wilson

Feel limitless any time of the year, but especially during tennis season.

From Wilson, store their iconic yellow tennis ball in the pocket of the built-in shorts. The pleated skirt is made of mesh, keeping you cooler than a traditional skirt when playing outside in the hot sun.


4. Los Angeles Apparel Tennis Skirt, $56

A woman in a yellow tennis skirt and white tank top
Los Angeles Apparel

Go bright or go home.

Los Angeles Apparel is the best spot to get amazing tennis skirts in an array of fun and exciting colors. The brand offers seven colors for each color in the rainbow, with sizing ranging from an XS to a 2XL.


5. Splits59 Venus High Waist Rigor Skort, $124

A woman in a white tennis skirt, white shoes and matching high socks
Splits59

Embrace your inner Venus or Serena with this Venus High Waist Skort.

The skirt and shorts combo is from Splits59, the LA-based brand with an eye for both fashion and function. This skirt comes in the classic white and green combo, as well as black, white, and navy blue.


Best tennis polos and shirts

1. lululemon Quick-Drying Polo Shirt, $54, original price: $78

A woman in a pink polo tank top
lululemon

Combine a stylish polo with the comfort of a lululemon top, and you get this perfect shirt for the courts.

The Quick-Drying Polo Shirt is designed for tennis but looks just as great off the court. It comes in pink, black and white to match any skirt or pants and ranges in sizes from 0 to 14.


2. Alo Yoga Choice Polo, $68

A woman throwing a tennis ball in the air wearing a white cropped polo and a black tennis skirt
Alo Yoga

Here’s a great option if you choose to rock a tennis look.

Alo Yoga’s Choice Polo is a great cropped style for when you want the look of a collard shirt without the bulky feeling of a longer top. Style it with a tennis skirt for the complete look, or pair it with jeans after the game, as the versatile top comes in white, black, and sunny yellow.


3. Nike Serena Williams Design Crew, $37, original price: $60

A woman in a black Nike shirt
Nike

Yet another winning round for Serena Williams with our pick for one of the best tops for tennis.

In collaboration with Nike, this Serena Williams top is both fashionable and functional for an actual game of tennis. The shirt comes in easy-to-wear black or white, while the Dri-Fit technology keeps you cool during the game.


4. Threads 4 ThoughtTiana Quarter Zip Tank, $54

A woman in a white tanktop with a collar
Threads for Thought

Be mindful when thinking about your tennis outfit.

They do that at Thread 4 Thought, making each item with the planet in mind. This tank top is carbon neutral, offsetting 8.2 pounds of carbon by the brand’s estimates. The tank top comes in navy or white, ranging in size from an XS to an XXL.


Best tennis-inspired sweater vests

1. PacSun John Galt Sweater Vest $28

A woman in a blue and white sweater vest
PacSun

This awesome sweater vest comes in a collab from PacSun and John Galt, sold in black with white athletic detailing on the neckline, sleeves and bottom hem. Wear it on or off the court and then well into fall, layered over a long sleeve for added warmth.


2. Cider Cable Knit Sweater Vest, $15, original price: $26

A white and green trim sweater vest
Cider

It’s pretty easy to be green.

This top is a great way to rock a sweater vest while also keeping it trendy, as it flawlessly combines the look of a tank with the material of a traditional sweater vest. The athletic detailing on the sleeves and neckline makes this a perfect choice for a tennis outfit, especially if you pair it with the right tennis skirt or skort.


3. Kate Spade Game Set Match Tennis Racket Sweater, $112, original price: $228

A woman in a blue tennis sweater and white pants
Kate Spade

Okay, we know this isn’t a vest, but the sweater was too cute not to include.

Kate Spade has a ton of super cute tennis looks for the season, including this sweater with a racket and ball pattern. Pair it with a matching bag, and then hit the courts.


Best tennis shoes

1. On The Roger Centre Court, $190

A person wearing white tennis shoes with their feet propped up on seats in a stadium
On Running

Leave it to tennis all-star Roger Federer to develop the best tennis shoe.

In a collaboration between the world pro and brand On, The Roger is a streamlined white sneaker perfect for the game. Like Federer himself, the shoe has Swiss engineering, with On’s signature Speedboard and CloudTec lining and soles.


2. M. Gemi The Palestra x Peroni, $175

A pair of white sneakers with blue and red on the back
M. Gemi

For many, there’s nothing better than playing a great match and then cracking open a cold one.

This was the idea behind these tennis shoes in a collaboration between fashion company M. Gemi and Italian beer brand Peroni. The white shoes are premium leather and feature a blue and red touch at the back, with the Peroni logo on the red tag.


3. Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker, $140

A pair of white tennis shoes
Cole Haan

You’ll feel like a grand pro with these tennis shoes from Cole Haan.

The tennis sneakers have a sleek and streamlined look, with a bit of off-white on the back, highlighting the Cole Haan brand. The white sneakers come in both standard and wide sizing, as do the black pair of the same style.


4. NikeCourt Vapor Lite, $80

A pair of white Nike tennis shoes
Nike

Nike isn’t the household name brand it is today because it doesn’t make perfect shoes for every sport.

Try the NikeCourt line of sneakers for everything tennis-related. The Vapor Lite pair are also super stylish, with an all-white look and silver accents to add a bit of flare. For those who want a pop of color, these shoes also come with red accents and two black variations with white or blue swooshes.


5. Cariuma OCA Low Green Canvas Sneakers, $79

Four green low top sneakers with different colored laces in white, yellow, blue and multi
Cariuma

For a tennis look to rock off the court, these Cariuma shoes are where it’s at.

The green pair is a game-changer, but they also come in bright yellow, white and other colors, too. Speaking of colors, you can also choose to add on different laces, as seen in the photo, to get a few different looks out of one pair. Plus, each purchase equals two trees planted in the rainforest, making this an ace investment for you and the planet.


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