20 Best Luxury Tennis Brands and New Clothes for 2022
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Would you play more tennis if the outfits you played in were incredibly chic? Um, yeah. We definitely would. So, what are the best luxury tennis clothes for women right now? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the best luxury designer tennis clothes and boutique fashion apparel brands for women, and the on-trend tennis outfits for spring summer 2022.
what are The Best Luxury designer Tennis Clothes for women Right Now?
Before the era of athleisure and stylish workout clothes, tennis was one of the only sports where the apparel was actually cute, femme and flattering. Of course there was figure skating – but that required 5:00 am practices. Hard pass!
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taking a cue from the professionals
Nowadays, the professional tennis circuit is a veritable fashion runway. Its stars are incredible athletes but also style MVPs. Who can forget Serena Williams in her Black Panther inspired catsuit (and its subsequent unjust ban) at Roland Garros last year? Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki are always fashion forward. And Sloane Stephens is so elegant in her monochrome jewel-toned outfits.
Off the courts, for those of us not on the pro circuit, the summer of 2021 saw the rise of tenniscore – a preppy approach to athleisure. And during the pandemic, the Physical Activity Council (PAC) found that an estimated 21.64 million Americans picked up the racquet in 2020, up 22.4 percent after several years of stagnant participation. In other words, not only is tennis wear timeless and elegant, but now it’s on-trend too.
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a wide array of options for on-trend luxury tennis clothes
How to get the look? You can always opt for a big brand like Nike for tennis apparel. It’ll get the job done. But if you want to ace it, here are the brands we’re loving in luxury tennis apparel right now.
Dressing for a game at an all-American Nantucket backyard court? Meeting your opponent at a country club that retains an all-white dress code? Aiming to achieve Serena Williams chic? Or European flair? Done, done, done and done. And don’t worry – these on-trend tennis apparel lines are also built for performance, not just for lounging around post-match.
Of course, should you choose to run around town in these outfits, in order to look as if you’re fresh off the court even if you don’t actually know how to play, we’ll totally understand. It’ll be our little secret.
The on-trend Luxury Tennis Clothes for women from the best designer apparel brands
Here is the ultimate list of 20 luxury fashion tennis apparel brands and their on-trend clothes collections for women that will have you looking cute in no time – giving you more time to practice your serve.
LIJA draws inspiration from global high fashion and Vancouver’s active lifestyle to motivate women to move with confidence.
We love these graceful body-conscious and flattering, feminine designs: white Echo tank ($85) with navy piping and matching skort ($90), white Loop tank ($80) with mesh panels and asymmetrical Multi Panel skirt ($90) for when you need to be all in white, and for a sweetly coordinated look – this Crop tank ($90) with floral panels and matching mesh Layer skort ($125).
After launching in the summer of 2021, EXEAT, founded by British entrepreneur and tennis enthusiast, Laura Ward, has shaken up the courts with its luxurious and sustainably conscious performance grade athleisure.
The Jinx dress (£355.00) references the iconic 50s collar dress worn by Grace Kelly at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. If you prefer the versatility of separates, consider this organic graphic Love tee (£80.00) – 100% of the profits go to The Dan Maskell Trust, supporting people with disabilities who play tennis. Match with the classic pleated Mimi skirt (£220.00). Our favorite from the collection is this sporty Nelson dress (£375.00) that wins for nautical style points.
Marysia Dobrzanska Reeve’s brand is known for her iconic scalloped-edged bathing suits. Now, she brings the same refined but playful sensibility to her sports collection using an exclusive quick-dry performance fabric.
This royal blue Bianca halter dress ($399) is perfect for showing off toned tennis arms. The Iga Top ($162) has it all: signature scallops, a shelf bra for added support, and it’s sustainably made. The coordinating Venus skirt ($162) comes with a built-in short. For a quintessential tennis look that easily transitions from the court to cocktails, consider the Serena dress ($399).
Former seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams decided to apply her intimate knowledge of tennis and love of fashion to her own brand of activewear. EleVen is designed with attitude and confidence for peak performance.
We love the retro, graphic look of this stretchy, sweat-wicking Winner polo ($128) and pleated skirt ($108) that comes with the shortie liner for coverage when you’re acing your partner. For a dose of nostalgic fun, check out this adorable gingham Cross Court Tank ($68) and coordinating Backspring skirt ($88) made from a proprietary ribbed fabric with 4-way stretch. This lavender colorblock Dear My Truest Love tee ($68) and To the Max skirt ($88) is part of EleVen’s Psychedelic line inspired by the groovy look of the 70s that not only looks good but is sustainable and good for the earth, too.
Tucknernuck is a lifestyle brand with a classic and preppy style inspired by sport, travel, family, friends and celebration.
Their tennis whites have undeniable cheerful energy like this A-line dress with grass green trim ($98), Boyfriend Tee ($48) and Pleated Skirt with a contrasting floral printed short ($98) and Tournament Dress ($98) that features a chic shift silhouette with elegant cane mesh detail inspired by antique caned rocking chairs.
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6. Tail Activewear
Cheryl Singer founded Tail Activewear in 1975, when she tired of wearing tennis fashion apparel for women that was actually neither comfortable nor stylish. Not to mention that most apparel brands were heavily skewed toward men’s togs. Her vision now manifests itself in a love for prints and fashion-forward styles.
Inspired by Fiji sunsets, this high-neck Candy tank ($76) offers supportive compression jersey in dreamy colors. Pair with the Neptune skort ($76) for a complete look. All white need not be boring. The Coletta dress ($83) has plenty of stylish details like a fun, pleated hemline. In the non-neutral neutral category, consider this black and white graphic Mia tank ($73) featuring artsy florals paired with the essential Lilo skort($69).
7. Tory Sport
Using high-performance fabrics, Tory Sport imbues their tennis styles with timeless sophistication.
The perfect pre-game layer, the Racquet Tech Knit Jacket ($328) has plenty of vintage varsity style. Polished and functional, the Sleeveless Tunic Top ($128) is ultra-lightweight, moisture-wicking and exceptionally breathable. Tory’s signature Performance V-neck Tennis Dress ($248), made from performance jersey with a silky-soft feel is elegant enough for any country club.
Our friend Kendel Neidermyer, Founder and Chief Everything Officer of the couture performance apparel line F.Words (for Fit, Fashion, Function, and Flexibility), has an excellent tennis-inspired collection. For on-trend tennis apparel, this is an excellent option. The pieces are meant to go seamlessly from court to club, and they’re all made in New York.
The Fifteen Love dress ($410) has pockets to store balls and a phone, and the contrast trim gives it a fresh look. Or consider the Half Zip shirt ($175) with the Forehand skort ($225) for an effortless, athletic ensemble. This stylish Freedom hoodie ($400) is noteworthy for its Outlast® technology neoprene which keeps you perfectly temperate always.
Founders Antonia DiPaolo and Meagan Ouderkirk created Hedge with tradition and femininity in mind. Their pieces are designed to remain part of the collection forever; favorites you can still purchase if you need a second set or a fresh color.
This Edith halter ($120) is a modern take on the classic pique polo and reveals those toned shoulders while still being country club conservative. It comes with a built-in sports bra too. In addition to white and cream, it comes in midnight and hedgerose, shown here. Hedge’s skirts are classic and high quality. Choose from the bouncy Darrow box pleat skirt ($150) which holds its shape during high performance. Or the breezy and romantic Willa tutu skirt ($210) which has a light and airy silhouette, keeping you cool during play. We always love a good monogram- these wristbands ($10) can be embroidered with a varsity or script style lettering.
Priding itself on delivering “feminine eco-forward active wear,” inPhorm is another great source for luxury tennis clothes. The brand’s fabrics are designed to preserve energy and resources and to lower demands on the environment via a special partnership with its manufacturer and mill.
Of course, all you’ll notice is comfort and beautifully detailed construction. Like this camo-chic Bridget racerback dress ($98). We always keep an eye out for classic whites with a subtle standout detail like the Pearl flounce skirt ($84) and Ombre tennis dress ($74).
Ivincia is a London label specializing in limited edition tennis outfits designed to be worn on and off the court. The high stretch fabric of the Amelia Tennis Dress ($244) features an intricate, hand-drawn daffodil pattern that is oh-so-pretty.
White need not be boring when you’re running after the ball in a cascade of ruffles in this Chelsea Dress ($219). The Primavera Tennis Dress ($455) has a built-in bra, and is made from power mesh lined with technical textiles. The strategic placement of the floral graphic makes the dress especially flattering.
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12. L’Etoile Sport
Frustrated by a dearth of functional and feminine tennis wear, entrepreneur Yesim Philip launched L’Etoile in the summer of 2012 at the Meadow Club in Southampton. A professional athletic background influences her designs in tennis fashion for women, which – in honor of the sport’s sartorial history – are always offered in Wimbledon white.
This technical lace dress ($245) is an essential for any tennis player. Their skorts are just the right balance of sporty and stylish like this white Knife Pleat skirt ($175) or wavy Team Skort ($135) with perforated performance mesh for breathability. Classic and whimsical with contrast pop color trims, this half-zip Court dress ($122.50) is a cute option for all-white tennis clubs.
Lacoste’s heritage good looks are always in style. And we admit, we have a nostalgic soft spot for that iconic embroidered crocodile.
You can never go wrong with crisp white and fresh green. Channel the heritage look with this sleeveless performance-minded polo ($90) and drawstring pleated skirt ($160) or thermo-regulating Shin Cool knit skirt ($90) with striped accents. Another winning combo? White and navy. This pique polo ($90) and organic cotton hoodie ($135) epitomize preppy tennis fashion.
14. Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer‘s entire tennis line is made with “Luxletic” fabric– a superbly soft meryl yarn that provides moisture management and excellent sun protection (UPF 50+ Rating). And, of course, their vibrant maximalist prints are instantly recognizable.
Whites get the Lilly touch with feminine and flirty scallop trim and ruffles in this Claralee tank with a built-in bra ($88) and Miesha skort ($108). For peak performance and prettiness, it’s hard to beat the blooming Lindsay sports bra ($68) and Taye skort ($98) And for the best of both worlds (white and florals), check out this versatile long-sleeve Greer crop top ($78) and Aila skort ($78).
MICHI has been a pioneer in the fashion-forward activewear aesthetic since 2010. Founded by Michelle Watson from her NYC apartment, MICHI’s designs are meant to motivate and uplift women by enhancing performance and igniting self-expression.
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16. Outdoor Voices
We’ve been admiring Outdoor Voices on Instagram for their commitment to body diversity for a while now. Last year, we finally bought a pair of their popular colorblocked leggings. And they lived up to the hype.
For tennis fans in search of stylish apparel, check out the Hudson short ($55) in “Pebbled Storm,” made with a lightweight quick-drying recycled polyester fabric featuring a comfortable knit waistband and built-in brief liner. Their popular, wear-anywhere Exercise Dress ($100) is perfect for tennis with a built-in shorts liner and phone pocket. Or match up the Hudson skort ($55) with a high coverage Crop Top ($45) and get your game on.
17. Angle New York
Kathy Angele founded Angle New York in 2015 with the eternal athlete in mind. Angle draws inspiration from the “Original 9,” the group of nine professional female tennis players led by Billie Jean King who fought against the inequities in prize money between male and female players.
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FILA has a long and distinguished history in the world of tennis and was established over a century ago by the FILA brothers of Biella, Italy. This season, we’re in love with their tie-dye Top Spin collection. FILA-sponsored tennis players Sofia Kenin and Diego Schwartzman will be wearing pieces from this collection. And we will, too.
This anything-but-basic tee ($40) is made of a moisture-wicking textile that also offers 50+ UV protection. Pair the featherlight racerback tank ($48) with the matching skort ($55) which comes with inside Forza ball shorts. Or be one-and-done with the stretch fabric dress ($65), which is reminiscent of our favorite ’80’s childhood tie-dye T-shirt. And how could we resist these chunky and groovy sneakers ($75)?
19. Denise Cronwall
Miami-based activewear designer and avid tennis player Denise Cronwall is inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and Latin warmth in her designs. Her creations are style-conscious – combining technical athletic wear with fashion. We love how easily her designs can cross over into everyday life.
The light and airy Floral Knit tank ($88) and Tiered Skirt ($85) is your outfit for effortless ease and charm. The Vespa Eliza racerback tank ($88) and Vespa skirt ($88) showcase an on-trend romantic prairie floral motif. We’re daydreaming of the Lush Weave tank ($88) and Three Tier skort ($85) for playing tennis while at a luxury beach resort.
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20. Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas’ irresistible bags bring some flair to the tennis court. They are super lightweight and water-resistant but most importantly, they’re quirky, casual and fun – something that we can all use a little more of these days!
This quilted backpack ($225) is loaded with function: 3 zippered compartments and tons of pockets. Customize it their signature patches full of attitude or your monogram. There’s also this tote bag style ($225) with an adjustable cross-body strap. If you’re looking for something more compact, this sling backpack ($125) carries just your racket and the essentials.
The Best Luxury Tennis Fashion for Women Right Now
There you have it: the on-trend tennis apparel fashion brands for women to up your tennis style game. Whether you’re actually playing or just posing, these will have you looking stylish on and off the court.
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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.