7 ways to dress like you’re a tennis champion

From the court to your closet.

August 24, 2018
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There's an easy elegance to tenniswear that simplifies the act of getting dressed. The outfits are designed for high performance, with silhouettes that don't constrain or bog you down. It's all about clothing that moves with you, and you don't need to be a pro on the court to get behind that. With the U.S. Open around the corner, we've highlighted the easiest ways to channel your inner tennis champion, or at least, look like one.

1. An icy-yet-relaxed dress

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Catalan singer Rosalía knows the importance of easy clothing, opting for a lightweight Nike tennis dress that's flattering while still encouraging movement.

2. A goes-with-anything skirt

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A sporty skirt works both on and off the court. Take a cue from UNIF and liven it up layers and chunky jewelry.

3. A clean cut polo

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A polo shirt is the classic tennis look and you need not look further than Lacoste, the french clothing line founded by tennis players René Lacoste and André Gillier known for its preppy flair.

4. A sleek jacket
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Streamlined colors, a high collar, and functional design — a tennis jacket is both maintenance and sophisticated.

5. A pair of breezy shorts

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Another tennis staples is a tried-and-true pair of shorts that you can wear casually, like above, or dress it up with a blazer for a city slicker on the go look. The Stella McCartney x Adidas take on these include built-in short tights with an embossed snake print that adds an extra level of cool.

6. Some light-as-air kicks
7 ways to dress like you’re a tennis champion

Tennis shoes are meant to help you speed across the court, and the gorgeous colorways on Serena Williams' Virgil Abloh x Nike "Queen" edition Nike Air Max 97's are functional and fly as hell.

7. A headband worthy of Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi was known as being one of the most style savvy players on the court, frequently rocking vivid looks from head to toe. One of his signature looks was a colorful headband to keep his once long tendrils out of his face. Snag a fluorescent version and live out the fantasy.

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7 ways to dress like you’re a tennis champion