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15 Tennis Outfits for Women So Cute You’ll Want Them Even if You Don’t Play

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you'll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don't play.

Of all the various fashion trends this year – Gorpcore, Grannycore, Zizmorcore and Balletcore – we’ve found a new one and we think it’s our favorite. Tenniscore! Just in time for Tokyo Olympics watch parties, a trip to the US Open, or brunch with the squad, we’ve got the scoop on this marvelously wearable trend. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe even if you don’t play.

tennis inspired “tenniscore” outfits for women you’ll lust for even if you don’t play

The latest ‘core’ aesthetic to enter our social media feeds is one that we’ve been featuring for a few years now: tenniscore.

It’s crisp. It’s clean and it’s cute. We told you so!

But now it’s really entering mainstream consciousness thanks to TikTok and a surge in participation in outdoor sports during the pandemic. Whether or not you actually play the sport, it’s a timeless look that is easy to pull off.

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Athleisure designers to high-end fashion houses are all embracing the preppy and youthful tennis uniform in their collections. Nili Lotan, designer of elevated downtown-chic staples, partnered with Champion to create a limited edition luxury athletic wear collection.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you'll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don't play.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don’t play.

Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch’s diffusion lines all include tennis-inspired dresses and everyday basics. And of course, heritage brands like Gucci and Lacoste, have a long history of outfitting the leisure class in their apres sport aesthetic. If you find yourself aspiring to the tenniscore look, you’ve got lots of options to make it your own.

Ahead, check out some of the best tenniscore outfits and accessories of the season.

15 tennis inspired “tenniscore” outfits so cute you’ll want them even if you don’t play

1. kule

NYC-based Kule has mastered the preppy luxe look with their signature striped tees in Portuguese cotton. This vintage-inspired logo tee has an athletic boxy cut perfect for tucking into a pleated skirt.

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2. club & court

Fabricated in a stretch pique knit, this spring green striped skirt evokes Wimbledon days eating strawberries and cream. Pair with a white tank for a clean look or contrast with pink or navy to really lean into the preppy vibes.

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3. marysia

We love Marysia’s elegant scalloped bathing suits so we were so excited to see that they smartly repeated the motif on their gorgeous tennis dresses. If we had to buy just one, this would be it. And, it’s made with recycled fibers!

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4. marc jacobs

The tennis polo dress feels perfect for the moment. Effortless dressing that still looks pulled together. It’s the perfect number to show off killer accessories like the latest sneaker or a statement bag.

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5. lacoste

There’s no denying the power of a red dress but sometimes it can be a bit too much. This Lacoste shirtdress strikes the perfect balance of sporty and feminine that works for both casual work environments and weekend escapes.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you'll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don't play.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don’t play.

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6. champion x nili lotan

Peel off those leggings — it’s biker short season. This spandex, compression short gets a graphic, streetwear twist with a Champion x Nili Lotan logo on the waistband and Champion C along the side.

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7. casablanca

Casablanca brings a touch of kitsch and whimsy to the traditional tennis look. This apres sport sweatshirt is made from lightweight organic cotton and looks like it could have been in your closet forever.

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8. solid & striped

We’re loving the polished uniform mood of this long line sports bra and biker shorts ensemble. And it’s not just cute; it’s performance ready. Made with a ribbed performance grade material, the sports bra and shorts are both moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable both on and off the court.

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9. splits57

This fiery orange racerback crop top and skort is sure to make anyone feel empowered and energetic on or off the court. So go on and soak up the summer sun and all of the attention.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you'll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don't play.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don’t play.

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10. halara

This breathable, sweat-wicking, squat-proof and irresistibly soft tank dress is meant for all day wear in a rainbow of colors. The shorts are built in for modesty and comfort. And guess what? It has pockets for tennis balls (or your phone.)

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11. tory burch sport

We’re all about this charming pique polo top. Thoughtful details like the retro-tipped collar and cuffs and sweet daisy applique elevate this staple into a top loaded with character. Pair with a pleated skirt and consider yourself a tenniscore champion.

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12. gucci

The inspiration behind Gucci’s iconic 1977 tennis sneaker? A jet-setting tennis player on courts from Florida to the French Riviera. These pink cotton canvas high-top trainers with signature webbing are a must-have to complete the look.

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13. karl lagerfeld

Practical and playful. We think it’s kind of funny how all the photos of this bag on models don’t even have a racket in the front pouch. So don’t let a lack of game stop you from carrying this sporty aspirational tote either! It’s too cute to pass up.

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14. chanel

This authentic vintage Chanel visor inspired by the preppy tennis aesthetic is a rare find. We’d pair it with a sleek, cut-out dress for a sporty and casual weekend look. We found this one ebay — good luck on the auction!

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15. tory burch sport

Who doesn’t remember wearing these adorable pom pom socks? Tory Burch brings back this iconic style but imbues it with a cushioned footbed for shock absorption and arch compression for support. Win-win.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you'll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don't play.

15 tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don’t play.

BUY NOW – $58

The 15 best “tenniscore” outfits and accessories of the season

Those are our top 15 picks for tennis inspired tenniscore outfits and accessories for women that are so cute you’ll want them in your wardrobe, even if you don’t play.

Like if you’re planning to attend the US Open, this is the perfect roadmap for what to wear!

And for what it’s worth, we think tenniscore, with its minimalist aesthetic and comfort, is here to stay for more than just one summer. You might even consider taking up the game, dear reader!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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