Tennis-Inspired Fashion Is Trending and We ‘Love-All’ the Looks

Tennis is bouncing off the court and into our wardrobe. We’re not talking actual sportswear here (as much as we love all the vintage togs in the buzzy new print magazine Racquet). We mean separates and accessories with Wimbledon-esque details, like appliqués or pleats, as well as warm-up suits and sweatshirts that used to remind us of gym class but now look like they’re ready for a date. See our favorite pieces below.

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tennis fashion gucci blue sweatshirt

Velour Top

Luxury Italian fashion design from the 1980s has been revived in an embroidered logo on this very current sweatshirt. It’s pink, it’s blue, it’s cotton velour...and it’s begging to be worn with a frilly dress.

tennis style v neck sweater

Classic V-neck

This clean collegiate look is a sophisticated choice that works with shorts as well as floral maxi dresses.

Lacoste ($145)

tennis style wrap skirt

Mini Skirt

The wrap style is borrowed from the courts, as is the accent topstitching. Wear this with dark tights and a sweater for a look that is very bohemian co-ed.

tennis style zip dress

Zip Dress

Layer this over a tissue-weight turtleneck and pair it with boots as the temperatures drop, and wear it in spring with your strappiest flat sandals.

tennis style tory burch sweater

Crewneck Sweater

Just because you’re sporty doesn’t mean you have to front like you’re happy all the time.

tennis fashion shirtdress

Polo Dress

An updated version of the classic logo dress, this has a flattering flared skirt and three-quarter sleeves, making it dressy enough to wear to a party (with red lipstick, natch).

Lacoste ($185)

tennis style gucci t shirt


Embroidered crossed rackets plus a happy pink colorway equals a big advert for your Gucci fandom. Worn with shorts off-duty or under a shorts suit for a casual business look, this piece has just the right mix of tourist style and label snobbery.

tennis fashion lacoste

Sweatshirt Dress

It’s an oversized sweatshirt with flattering streamlined styling, which makes it your new fall go-to for any lunches where you might want to hide your food baby.

Lacoste ($175)

tenis style tennis sweater

Tennis Sweater

Happiness, your name is fine merino wool that’s been cable knit for extra texture and warmth. This V-neck sweater would look especially good with a pleated skirt.

tennis style pocket square

Pocket Square

Wear it stuffed into your blazer breast pocket, fastened to the handle of your bag or tied around your neck like a micro bandanna.

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Dana Dickey

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Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...
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