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.
The US Open, beginning August 30 and running through the month of September, is a great excuse to break out the tennis skirts and polo shirts and hit the courts — or the couch so you can watch the games at home.
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 a variety of ways to fit any aesthetic.
If you are planning to watch the games, or even attend in person at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, you may also want to keep an eye out for other style icons to see what they wear to the opening matches. Even though this year tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams will not be on the court, in years past, other celebrities and fashionistas including Kim Kardashian and Meagan Markel were spotted in the stands and were even called out on TikTok by the official US Open account.
To get on their tennis fashion level, we’ve curated a list of some of the best skirts, polos, sweaters and sneakers to get your head (and the rest of your body) in the game this September. Read on for options from lululemon, Ralph Lauren and more to make your tennis style score read: you: 40, other sports: love.
Best tennis dresses
Halara Everyday Tennis Dress, $52.92
Make every day the US 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 as well as in light blue, light pink, green and more.
Don’t ask “why,” when this dress is 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 under the skirt, and comes in both a black and a white style.
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 looser fit for ultimate comfort and the Eleven logo on the chest, with two rackets crossed over each other for a fun sporty touch.
Best tennis skirts
Nike Club Skirt, $60
If you love Nike, join the club.
The tennis club to be specific. This super cute skirt comes in lavender as well as in black and in white. Each skirt comes with built-in shorts underneath, with pockets to store tennis balls, keys and whatever else you need for a day outside in the sun or a match on the court.
For true US Open fans, here is a collection for you.
Ralph Lauren is the official partner of the Open this year and released an entire tennis wardrobe in honor of the event. The tennis skirt is perfect for playing your best game while showing off your love of the game, featuring the US Open logo on the side of the skirt and a slit on the other to reveal built-in red shorts underneath the navy skirt.
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 actually made of mesh, keeping you cooler than a traditional skirt when playing outside in the hot sun.
Go bright or go home.
Los Angeles Apparel is the best spot to get amazing tennis skirts in an array of super fun and exciting colors. They have seven colors, one for each color in the rainbow, with sizing ranging from an XS to a 2XL.
The name says it all with this super cute skirt.
Combine the tennis skirt with the plaid of a schoolgirl and you get this number from Lulu’s. The pink and gray plaid is adorable for summer, paired with a plain polo or tank top. For those that want to keep it simple, the skirt also comes in white, both ranging in size from an XS to an XL.
Best tennis polos and shirts
It’s official: this is the shirt of the tennis season.
It actually is official, as Polo Ralph Lauren is the sponsor of the 2021 US Open. To honor that, check out their collection, including this US Open Ballperson Polo Shirt, featuring the iconic Polo logo on the chest.
Alo Yoga Choice Polo, $62
If you choose to rock a tennis look, here’s a great option.
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 full look or pair it with jeans after the game, as the versatile top comes in white, black and sunny yellow color, too.
Don’t let sweat stop your game.
The quick-drying top from lululemon is a game-changer. Not only does it abide by any dress code that requires a collar and short sleeves, but the sweat-wicking material will keep you feeling cooler, even during a heated match.
Leave it to Serena Williams to come up with the best top for tennis.
In a collaboration with Nike, this Serena Williams top is both fashionable and functional for an actual game of tennis. The fun orange and yellow print is a great way to show off your style, while the Dri-Fit technology keeps you cool during the game.
Best tennis-inspired sweater vests
For rowing or a game of tennis, this vest is in style for both and then some.
From Rowing Blazers, this cream-colored sweater vest is super cute to style with a tennis skirt for a full preppy look. The back of the vest featured green stitching in the shape of rackets, with two green dots to represent tennis balls, perfect for the US Open.
In a collab from PacSun and John Galt comes this awesome sweater vest, sold in both blue and 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.
Oh my Ganni.
From the iconic and super trendy designer, grab this Ganni sweater vest, now available at Nordstrom while sizes and supplies last. The cream-colored vest is made of chunky cotton-blend yarn, featuring an adorable green happy face on the side and bold buttons on the shoulder.
It’s not quite easy to be green.
This top is a great way to rock a sweater vest while also keeping it trendy, as this top combines the look of a tank with the material of a traditional sweater vest. The athletic detailing on the sleeves and neckline also make this a perfect choice for a tennis outfit, especially if you pair it with a skirt or skort.
Best tennis shoes
On Running The Roger Centre Court, $189.99
Leave it to tennis all-star Roger Federer to come up with the best tennis shoe.
In a collaboration between the world pro and brand On Running, The Roger is a streamlined white sneaker perfect for the game. Like Federer himself, the shoe has some Swiss engineering, with On Running’s signature Speedboard and CloudTec lining and soles.
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 made of premium leather and feature a blue and red touch at the back, with the Peroni logo on the red tag.
Feel like a grand pro with these tennis shoes from Cole Haan.
The tennis sneakers are all-white for a sleek and streamlined look, with a bit of off-white on the back with the Cole Haan name. The white sneakers come in both standard and wide sizing as do the black pair of the same name.
NikeCourt Vapor Lite, $80
Leave it to Nike to have the perfect shoes for every sport.
Try the NikeCourt line of sneakers for everything tennis-related. The Vapor Lite pair are also super trendy, with an all-white look and silver accents to add a bit of flare. For those who want a pop of color, they also come with red accents as well as two black versions with white or blue swooshes.
For a tennis look to be worn 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.