Breathable, lightweight, and always stylish, tennis skirts have become a must-have for every wardrobe. Offering an effortlessly preppy look in seconds, there’s so much to love.
Styling the skirt is everything. Whether you’re planning on hitting the court or heading out with friends, there are plenty of ways to wear this versatile piece. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Read our simple guide on styling your tennis skirt now.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A TENNIS SKIRT
Spoiler: There are loads of tennis skirts on the market. This trend has boomed which means that these skirts are virtually everywhere. So, how can you find the right one?
There are a few things to keep in mind. First up, you need to make sure that the length is right for your body size. There’s nothing worse than a skirt that doesn’t quite fit or runs too short (or long!). For that reason, you should always read the description to check the measurements.
Next up, you want to ensure that the material is high-quality and functional. If you’re planning on playing tennis, you need to be able to move freely without any restrictions. It’s well worth investing in a quality tennis skirt. That way, you can be sure it fits the bill.
As we’ve already noted, tennis skirts can be seriously versatile — you can wear them with a bunch of stuff. Choose a piece that matches your existing wardrobe. That way, you can wear it with a whole variety of different looks. The more options you have, the better.
ARE TENNIS SKIRTS THE SAME AS SKORTS?
The short answer is sometimes. You can get both tennis skirts and tennis skorts. If you’re not au fait with the term, a skort is a skirt with in-built shorts. The combo means that you have the support and coverage of workout shorts with the overall more flattering look of a skirt. Win-win.
BEST BRANDS FOR TENNIS SKIRTS
The world’s leading sports brands now offer a range of tennis skirts, and so you should have no problem finding one that suits you. There are plenty of options out there. But which brand should you choose? Check out our guide to some of the best choices.
For decades now, Nike has dominated the world of sportswear. Looking for a tennis skirt from this brand is a savvy move. Featuring the company’s patented Dri-FIT technology and a stylish, fashion-forward look, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
If you’re on the hunt for a new skirt from Nike, here are a couple of options to check out:
The NikeCourt Dri-FIT Victory Flouncy Tennis Skirt is actually a tennis skort. That is to say that it includes a pair of shorts beneath the main body of the piece. The pleated tennis skirt is perfect for either on or off the court.
You get the Dri-FIT technology, wide waistband, and an altogether lightweight feel. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a good all-rounder.
That’s not the only pleated tennis skirt on Nike’s roster. The NikeCourt Dri-FIT Advantage Pleated Tennis Skirt is another option. Complete with a contoured waistband, the tennis skirt helps you create a beautiful silhouette instantly.
Of course, the piece comes with the Dri-FIT technology and also includes a pair of secret shorts underneath.
Famed for its fashion and high-performance clothing, Varley takes inspiration from both LA and London. If you’re looking for a tennis skirt that is at once attractive and functional, you’re sure to find one here. Let’s take a look at three of the options you might consider.
For a pleated tennis skirt with hidden shorts, the Varley Aster Skort is a real shout. The mini-length skort is easy to style alongside a tank top or even a sports bra. The lightweight piece also has an elasticised waistband and the well-known logo printed on the back.
Next up, the Varley Powell Skort is a high-rise piece that keeps things plain and simple. As the name suggests, this one has some built-in shorts once again along with a minimalist design. You also get the elasticised waistband and a high-rise style with this one too.
If you’re looking for something to add a bit of spice to your wardrobe, you have to check out the Varley Floyd Skirt. The white snake print combined with the eye-catching mini length is quite the combination. The tennis skirt also has the high-rise look to boot.
LA-based Beyond Yoga celebrates the female form in all its shapes and sizes, knitting self-love into their entire collection. Their luxuriously soft fabrics and flattering designs beg to be worn long after you finish on the court. Sounds like a tennis skirt for you? Keep on reading.
The magic of Beyond Yoga's Spacedye fabric is no secret and we can confirm that their tennis skirt is just as soft and stretchy as their famous leggings. With built-in shorts and a mid-rise fit, the Beyond Yoga Spacedye Tiebreaker Circle Skirt is a wardrobe staple.
Known for its fashion-forward yoga clothes designs, Alo Yoga has its root in Los Angeles. Inspired by the city's healthy living and trendy styles, their tennis skirts are no different. Let's take a closer look at how to transition effortlessly from the studio to the street.
Available in black and white, the Alo Yoga Aces Tennis Skirt comes with fitted inner shorts and hidden pockets. The wrap-style skirt is designed to fit and flatter every size both on and off the court. The tennis skirt also has a high-rise look to boot.
If you're looking for a versatile staple, the low-rise Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt might be the best option for you. With a flattering upper thigh cut and lightweight inner shorts, this skirt will take you from the tennis court to the streets, looking fashionable and trendy.
Girlfriend Collective is an eco-friendly brand that ticks every box. When you’re looking for luxury sportswear, you can’t go far wrong here. There’s a lot to love about this company. While the brand is known for its supportive leggings, they also have some stunning skirts.
Available in three different colours, the Girlfriend Collective Skort is a sight to behold. You can get these in Moss, Midnight, or Black. The piece comes with hidden pockets, side slits, and even some built-in compression shorts.
That means that you get the ultimate in comfort and support while looking great. Bonus: It’s also made from recycled materials.
HOW TO STYLE A TENNIS SKIRT
Once you’ve invested in a stunning tennis skirt, you might be wondering what you can pair it with. We’ve got your back. There are loads of ways you can take your women’s tennis look to the next level.
Whether you choose skorts or skirts, you can elevate this look quickly and easily. Looking for inspiration? Here are some ideas to kick things off:
Wear it with a cropped top
Cropped tops are having a day at the minute and we can’t get enough of them. Wearing your tennis skirt with a cropped tee, such as the Alo Yoga Choice Polo will go down a storm.
This works especially well if you happen to have a high-rise skirt like the Nike option with a contoured waistband. This dynamic duo is sure to turn some heads.
Pair it with casual trainers
When the weather is fine and you’re ready for a good time, there’s nothing better than pairing your tennis skirt with some casual trainers. There’s a load of options to choose from.
For example, Veja’s sneaker collection is packed with cute and effortlessly stylish shoes. You might want to pick some slick sneakers, such as the Esplar SE Canvas shoes.
It doesn’t end there. Saye trainers have that retro look with a high level of durability. Since we’re seeing white trainers everywhere right now, you can’t go wrong here. These well-known sustainable sneakers are easy to wear and go with almost any look you try.
Choose a matching tank top
In some cases, the tennis skirt you choose will also have a matching tank top. For example, if you’re going for the Varley Floyd Skirt, you can get the Chapman Tank to match.
Since the two share the bold white snake print, the ensemble comes together to make the perfect tennis outfit. You will look like you’re ready to kill on the court now.
Styling your tennis skirt doesn’t have to be hard. Now that you know the basics, why not experiment with a few different looks? We can see that these pieces are here to stay, and so there’s never been a better time to get moving. Check out our collection today!