All sports have their dress codes, but there’s only one game that allows you to dress to the nines – and that game is tennis. Be it accessories like wrist or headbands, tennis shoes, dresses, or skirts – you can handpick outfits for women in tennis to create a unique style or make a statement. Does anyone remember Serena Williams and Wimbledon’s all-white dress code? She opted for a classic tennis dress by Nike and then took it to the next level with a matching white blazer.
Even though we can’t all play like Ms. Williams, we can borrow a page from her book to liven up our tennis style. That’s where I come in; as a fashion guru and fairy godmother of tennis clothes – I’ve made it my mission in life to help you express your cuteness on and off the tennis court. All you have to do is go through my women’s tennis apparel lineup and pick the items you like best. Ready?
Tennis Wear For On and Off The Courts
There’s no denying the old-school charm of a country club tennis wardrobe. But, if you’re tired of wearing your plain, super-white, pleated tennis skirt and equally colorless tank top – you may just fall in love with the stuff I’ve curated to create my very own tennis-outfits masterpiece.
To make it easy for you to navigate through this wondrous guide of tennis attire, I’ve divided the outfits into three categories: top, skirts, and of course, dresses. So feel free to jump to any section you’d like. But, you’ve been warned – going through these pieces may just make you want to head out to the nearest tennis apparel brands and max out your credit card. Who’re we kidding – we’re always tempted to that.
Looking for trendy tops with a built-in sports bra? Or are you leaning more towards a workout top with Tory Burch vibes? Whatever your preference, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for here.
1. RUNNING GIRL Yoga Tank Tops
If you don’t want to feel layers upon layers of material on your body as you take your shots, try opting for the Running Girl Yoga Tank Tops. I know the word ‘yoga’ can throw you off, but this tank top comes equipped with its own bra for support. Plus, the cups are removable for the days when you want your handy bra with you.
The material is 88% nylon and 12% spandex to give you an ultra-soft slim-fit experience, and the strappy back provides the top with a little something extra. Oh, and FYI, the fabric is moisture-wicking to boot. Finally, these tops are available in various color and size options – so you don’t have to stress about the fit at all.
2. Adidas Women's Tennis Y-Tank
If you’ve been holding out for a tank top with the Williams Sisters vibes, then say hello to the Tennis Y-Tank by Adidas. Available in seven attractive colors and six different sizes, this top ticks all right boxes with its slim fit look. The stretchy material is moisture-absorbing and can make you feel at ease – be it playing on the court or drinking java at a coffee shop.
However, what I like best about this outfit is the Y-shaped straps at the back. Not only do they look chic, but they also help keep you cool and allow your arms and shoulders to move freely. Plus, this top is made from recycled polyester, so you can feel and look good at the same time.
3. CQC Women's Golf Tennis Sleeveless Polo Shirts
A shirt that combines the allure of country club-sport clothes with the snappy look of polo shirts? What’s not to like about that? The CQC Women’s Tennis Sleeveless Polo Shirts are easily some of the best tennis tops around – with a polo collar and five-button placket. In fact, this shirt’s youthful enough to take you right back to high school.
The shirt’s 100% polyester and offers UPF 50+ protection – so you don’t have to worry about nasty UV rays as you play in the sun. Plus, it comes in 5 sizes and a whopping 10 color combinations. It’s also moisture-absorbing, washing machine-friendly, and quick drying. Talk about looks with utility.
4. Rainbow Tree Athletic Shirts for Women
Are you holding out for a tennis look with great style, shape, and a classy v-neck opening? If yes, then I’ve got just the thing for you. The Rainbow Tree Athletic Shirt for Women has all it takes to become your tennis season favorite. From its polyester/spandex construction to features like moisture absorption, feminine silhouette, and elastic closure. There’s also the bonus of 5 sizes and 9 color options to boot.
5. Mippo Workout Tops for Women
I don’t know about you, but I adore tops with snazzy mesh panels that make you feel cool and comfortable as you play. That’s precisely why the Mippo Workout Top for Women clocks in at number five on my list. This item is available in so many color options; it hurt my head to count. Not to mention, there are also things like the V-shaped mesh back to show off that new summer tan and extra-long shirt ends that you can accentuate with a shirt knot.
Skirts (& Skorts)
1. HDLUSIA Women's Active Skort
Skorts are definitely in vogue, but an athletic tennis skort that’s lightweight, pleated, and breathable too? That’s definitely a keeper and one of the reasons the HDLUSIA Women’s Active Skort is featured on this list. Made from milk silk, this product offers a two-layer design with an outer skirt and inner shorts to ensure movement on or off the tennis court is never restricted in any way.
Playing tennis in skirts isn’t all that comfortable for all women – which is why these skorts are a perfect solution. Plus, this item has the perfect amount of flare and pleats to make the list of ideal tennis outfits.
2. Yidarton Tennis Pleated Skirt for Women
Looking for a special skirt for an upcoming friendly match? Check out the pieces by Yidarton. The brand’s pleated skirts are 85% polyester and 15% spandex – which means you’re going to have all the freedom you need to play tennis with ease. And, get this, there’s a pocket small enough to fit your bank card, so you don’t need to cart your purse with you every time you get on the court.
Apart from being available in multiple sizes, these cute tennis skirts also feature a strap to adjust the size – so you don’t have to stress about the fit, even if your get the size wrong. And don’t even get me started on the cute pleats this skirt has. All in all, the product comes highly recommended.
3. American Apparel Women's Plaid Tennis Skirt
Do you want to be treated as a professional player as soon as you get on the court? Then put on a dangerous and dashing air with the Plaid Tennis Skirt by American Apparel. Plaid and pleats have long been staples for tennis skirts, but there’s nothing bland or old about this product. The skirt’s made of 100% polyester and includes pleats from the waist to hip, giving the item a trendy look – despite the staid coloring.
Speaking of coloring, the items are also available in pretty blue plaid variation. Although I don’t believe in being charitable with my style tips, here’s a pro tip nonetheless – pair up this skirt with a white CQC polo shirt, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.
4. Lacoste Womens Sport Lightweight Technical Pleated Tennis Skirt
Feel like channeling your internal Steffi Graf? Do it with the Pleated Tennis Skirt by Lacoste to take your game and fashion to the next level. The skirt is made from polyester and is machine washable – that way, you won’t have to make a trip to the dry cleaners every time you wear it for exercise or play. There’s also a flat knit waistband, integrated elastic shorts, of course, the world-famous Lacoste crocodile logo at the waist.
5. Nike Women's Court Dry Skirt
I may not have any leggings on this list, but I’m still finishing the skirt section strong with the Court Dry Skirt by Nike. The fabric is 80% cotton and 20% polyester, which means the fabric won’t just fit like a dream; it’ll feel like one too. The flat elastic waistband and side seam piping don’t just contribute to a streamlined silhouette, but they also make the skirt stand out.
The inner shorts feature a gusset for a comfortable fit, and they’re also designed to provide access for ball storage. Plus, you can choose from nine striking color options. Although, if it were me, I’d pair this skirt with the Rainbow Tree Athletic Shirt for women for a striking look.
1. ASICS Women's Rally Dress Short Sleeve
ASICS has made quite a reputation for itself in fitness-wear, and their Rally Dress should tell you why. The dress is made from 92% polyester and 8% spandex. That means this dress is perfect for moisture absorption and is stretchy enough to allow for a comfortable range of movement.
My favorite feature is the built-in bra for maximum support and a flattering silhouette. There’s also a T-back panel to show off your lithe and tennis conditioned muscles and princess side seams for a pleasing look. Besides that, if you opt to order the outfit in any shade other than white, you’ll be pleased with the contrasting side panels in white. This tennis outfit is a complete package.
2. Lululemon in Your Court Dress Tennis Dress
Let me tell you something – ladies can sweat, and don’t let anyone tell you any different. But, if you’re on the hunt for a tennis outfit with the key component of enhanced air-flow and anti-stink technology, say hello to the Tennis Dress by Lululemon.
The product is made from a lightweight fabric that’s sweat-wicking and four-way stretched – to give you a tennis look that few dresses can match. The top has mesh fabric panels to keep you cool and ventilated as you play. On the other hand, the cinched waist and slim-fit skirt note-worthy too.
3. Reebok Women's Outlaced Tennis Dress
Reebok’s Outlaced Tennis Dress offers a flawless delivery of style and utility in a dress that’s eye-catching and unpretentious at the same time. Reminiscent of the good old days of tennis, this dress provides sharp little vents at the hem (on both sides) for ease of movement and unencumbered legwork.
Made from 86% polyester and 12% elastane, the outfit also promises to accentuate and flatter the natural contours of your body shape. And the pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the jacquard mesh detailing on the right shoulder with just the right amount of the bling factor.
4. SAVALINO Women’s Casual Polo Sports Dress
The Women’s Casual Polo Sports Dress by SAVALINO is quite a hit with buyers on the major retail site – Amazon. It’s made from polyester and offers a tapered fit to ensure your style on and off the court lacks for nothing. The Swarovski encrusted logo is quite a match for the plain white collar of the shirt and isn’t flashy or gaudy at all.
Additionally, the outfit comes equipped with + 30 UV Sun Protection to ensure your skin is safe from consequences like premature aging or sunburn. Like all the other outfits or pieces mentioned on this list, the material absorbs moisture and quick-drying too.
5. Adidas Women's Tennis Barricade Dress
I’m a big fan of show-stoppers, and that’s why I’ve decided to end my cute tennis outfits list with a big bang and the Women’s Tennis Barricade Dress by Adidas. If a glance isn’t enough to convince you to buy this outfit asap, try taking a closer look at the absolutely fabulous pattern of the fabric. And, add to that the fact that this dress includes a built-in bra and comes along with short tights – so you can wear the outfit as soon as it’s delivered – no muss, no fuss.
That’s about it, folks. I’ve come to the end of my list of tennis outfits to end all the other lists out there. And, I sincerely hope you managed to find what you’re looking for and even have a favorite or two among all the apparel highlighted here. But, just in case you haven’t, I wouldn’t be too disappointed.
There are plenty of tennis trends that are just waiting to be discovered, and you have all the time in the world to unearth them – along with your trusty guide, Google. Trust me; you’ll have your favorite outfit locked on a site before long. The real challenge is – will you be able to stop at just one? I’ll leave you to ponder that riddle as I take my leave. Till next, happy (or should I say safe) shopping!