You don’t have to scroll too far down your feed or For You page to notice everyone’s wearing cute tennis outfits right now. TikTok, especially, feels like it’s become home for all things pleated and collared (we see you in those Alo skirts)—but preppy style is nothing new. Heritage brands like Tory Burch and Lacoste have been serving country club energy long before exercise dresses and skorts were considered a vibe. Needless to say, tennis is back (and so is pickleball).
So whether you’re as passionate about Wimbledon as Kate Middleton or joining Team Tenniscore for the first time, we rounded up the cutest tennis dresses, skirts, and accessories to help you ace your look—on and off the court.
Tennis skirts and dresses
Between Madewell’s newest tennis collection and TikTok creators sporting Alo dresses and skorts for seemingly every activity under the sun, chances are you’re curious about how to wear an A-line exercise dress or pleated skirt IRL. The built-in shorts are an obvious nod to the sport, but you can easily lean into the trend without having to actually swing a racquet.
If you’re picking up a skirt or skort, tuck an oversized sweatshirt into the waistband or pair it with a cool zip-up jacket. The latter also works well with an exercise dress, but if you want something less sporty, throw on a classic button-down for an unexpected mix. And you don’t have to stick to tennis whites either. Girlfriend Collective, Alo, Outdoor Voices, and Free People all have options in eye-catching hues that are perfect for summer.
Tennis tops and sweaters
Cute tennis outfits look their best when worn with a proper zip-up pullover, windbreaker, or polo. If you’re going all in on the trend, then our vote is for a classic fitted polo with a matching skirt. If you’re just riffing on the look for brunch, toss a zip-up sweatshirt or cable-knit pullover over your exercise dress.
Don’t stop at skorts and windbreakers. Brands like Tory Burch, Alo, and Kule have tons of stylish, functional accessories. A visor or sporty shades will keep the sun out of your eyes on and off the court, while a terry-cloth headband will keep your hair in check (and catch any beading sweat during the match). Complete your ’fit with a roomy tennis tote; it’s the perfect place to stash your racquet, balls, and valuables. And lastly, don’t forget the tennis balls—no one will mistake theirs for yours with this customized set.