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 has curated a list of the best luxury designer tennis clothes, and boutique fashion apparel brands for women, and the on-trend tennis outfits in their collections for spring and summer this year.
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, feminine and flattering. Of course, there was figure skating – but that required 5:00 am practices. Hard pass!
taking a cue from the professionals
These days 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? Coco Gauff 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.
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? We’ve got you covered. 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 (even if you don’t actually know how to play) we 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: green blouson-style Calcutta Tank ($82.50) with banded A-line skirt ($95), scoop neck Try Hard tank ($90) with mesh panels and curved Dash Skort ($105) for a subtly sporty look, and when you need to be all in white, this zippered Engage Polo ($100) top with princess seams and lightweight Fusion Skort ($95) gets the job done.
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 (£340.00) 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 (£95.00) – 100% of the profits go to The Dan Maskell Trust, supporting people with disabilities who play tennis. Match with the classic Pleated Mimi skirt (£260.00). Our favorite from the collection is this sporty Nelson dress (£410.00) 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 crisp white Bianca halter dress ($449) is perfect for showing off toned tennis arms. For a quintessential tennis look that easily transitions from the court to cocktails, consider the Serena dress ($449). The Iga Top ($199) has it all: signature scallops, a shelf bra for added support, and it’s sustainably made. The coordinating Venus skirt ($199) comes with a built-in short.
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.
If you’re a fan of tennis greens, the Allure dress ($128) is a grand slam with crushed crinkle fabric on the top half and sporty, breathable mesh on the lower. This coordinating lavender set with a high-tech recycled fiber V-neck tee ($58) and mesh overskirt ($88) is effortless and graceful. And for a fun and flirty take on white, check out this all-star look: Galaxy tank ($84) and Galaxy Skirt ($104).
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 ($78) and Pleated Skirt ($98) and Tournament Dress ($98) that features a chic shift silhouette with elegant cane mesh detail inspired by antique caned rocking chairs.
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.
The Venia tank ($82) is an essential piece with minimalist polo styling. Pair with the pretty Solange skort ($82) for a complete look. The Saint dress ($94) is pure fun in the sun with built-in UPF 50. In the non-neutral neutral category, consider this pink and white graphic Kesha tank ($78) with the matching Iggy skort($82).
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 ($158) 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 ($15) 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. The elegant Phoebe racerback tank ($53) and Pearl flounce skirt ($79) are giving us strawberries and cream vibes. Pretty yet practical, the Alexa dress ($107) features asymmetrical details that accentuate your shape. Need an easy top to go with your trusty white tennis skirt? Try this swingy Nora tank ($85) in a refreshing lemon color.
11. Sporty & Rich x Lacoste
Emily Oberg’s Sporty & Rich label capitalizes on heritage sportswear with playfully retro designs. This season, it’s no surprise that they partnered with Lacoste’s iconic looks.
Channel the tennis of yesteryear in this cozy terry Cropped polo ($125) and Pleated skirt ($170) with striped accents. We also love this nostalgic gym look with the Lacoste crocodile embroidered patch Polo shirt ($145) and Disco short($125) in super soft cotton. Top it all off with this tongue-in-cheek Baseball cap ($60).
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 ($165) or wavy Team Skort ($165) with perforated performance mesh for breathability. Classic and whimsical with contrast pop color trims, this half-zip Court dress ($245) is a cute option for all-white tennis clubs.
13. Palmes Tennis Society
Copenhagen-based label Palmes is all about tennis-fueled dailywear. Meant for on and off the court, each collection ties in deeply-rooted references of tennis culture from graphics, colors and materials.
Serving up classics with a twist, this embroidered Polo ($130) and Skirt ($175) take you from court to brunch in style. Or, consider this Dress ($245) in the unbeatable combo of white and grass green.
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 inserts in this Asana tank with a built-in bra ($108) and Cassata skort ($118). For peak performance with a touch of Barbie, it’s hard to beat this all-in-one Dania dress ($178) And for the best of both worlds (white and florals), check out this sweet ruffled Martina Polo ($88) and Maryana skort ($98).
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.
This ubiquitous sports equipment company hardly needs an introduction. From baseball gloves to basketballs, their familiar script has been ingrained in our heads since childhood. Their recent tennis wear offerings display all the enduring preppy sensibility of the sport with performance-grade materials.
We love this set for the urban tennis courts: a moisture-wicking sports Racerback Sports Bra ($58) and the ultra-light Wrap Court Skirt ($88) built-in shorts and pockets. This Tennis Dress ($98) is thoughtfully designed with mesh inserts and a keyhole cutout to keep you cool at match point. Pair up this slightly cropped Center Court polo ($88) with a subtle perforated logo design and the Farrah Skort ($88) in a muted sage that reads serious but stylish.
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.
A minority female-founded activewear brand, Alala has transcended into the luxury realm with their sophisticated designs and premium quality materials. The minimalist aesthetic is well-suited for women who need their clothes to do double duty.
Refined yet sporty, this Tie Back Polo ($80) can be knotted in the back for a custom fit. Pair with the Court Skirt ($95) with compression shorts underneath for an easy outfit. The streamlined Serena Dress ($145) was voted Best Tennis Dress 2023 by Women’s Health magazine. Enough said! The Set Dress ($185) is no slouch either with a chic and classic silhouette and retro stripes on the seams.
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 body-skimming Racerback Tank ($88) with a built-in bra and ruffled Mid Skirt ($95) is your outfit for effortless charm. The Meadow Tank ($88) and Mid Skort ($95) showcase an on-trend Mediterranean-inspired lemon motif. We’re daydreaming of the Meadow Tier Top ($88) and Gather Skort ($95) for playing tennis at a luxury beach resort.
Casablanca is a reimagining of après-sport clothing and highlights founder Charaf Tajer’s French Moroccan heritage. It’s a little bit ironic and a little bit out there with their instantly recognizable graphics. For court-to-streetwear transitions, this cult-label is undeniably cool.
Layer up pre-game with this 70s-inspired Track Jacket (€460) or an organic cotton Tennis Club logo sweatshirt ($297). For a cute on-court ensemble, pair your favorite white tank or polo with the Expo Tennis Skirt (€390).
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.