The athleisure trend is here to stay, thanks in large part to the fondness we’ve all developed for our comfortable wear starting sometime in March 2020. While walking around in your workout clothes might not seem Being a high fashion moment, sportswear has, in fact, become something of a stylish sartorial statement, and we’re not mad about it. Sportswear isn’t just leggings and sports bras, as you may have noticed, another piece of workout gear that’s become mainstream over the past year, and that’s the resurgence of the tennis skirt.
While tennis skirts aren’t something new, especially for those who, you know, take to the court to play a match or two, they’ve become increasingly popular even for those who don’t pick up racket. I’ve always loved crisp white tennis outfits, and while there are plenty of white tennis skirts and skorts, now there are tons of other options, in countless colorways and silhouettes. They are no longer just for tennis players; you can wear a tennis skirt (with its handy built-in shorts underneath!) for all your favorite workouts, whether you’re heading out for a Pilates session, yoga class, or cardio time. And yes, that includes a walk down the street.
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Tennis skirts are one of our favorite gym pieces because they’re so adorable off the court (and outside the practice studio). Even if you have absolutely no exercise plan in the cards for the day, you can still wear your favorite tennis skirt with a simple t-shirt or sweater, for a complete sports look. Spring is just weeks away, which means warmer temperatures are *finally* on the horizon, so why not welcome the new season with a cool tennis skirt? Below, check out the cutest tennis skirts to wear on and off the court.
Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt
Let’s start with a crisp, classic white tennis skirt, because you can’t go wrong with this traditional silhouette and colorway. It’s one of the most versatile options because it goes with absolutely everything, whether you’re going to a tennis match or strolling around town.
Athleta Ace Tennis Skort
This adorable buttercup yellow skort is super lightweight, with playful, subtle pleats and three pockets, including specially designed compartments to hold tennis balls when you find yourself on duty.
PatBo Tarsila Tennis Skirt
Make a statement with this cheerful printed tennis skirt, with its feminine ruffled hem and bright pattern.
Envt Gia Skort
If you want to test the tennis skirt waters without completely ditching your beloved white attire, try this cream-colored skort. It’s more of an a-line fit and slit to ensure you have full range of motion whether on the court or out to lunch.
Lululemon Court Rival High Waist Maxi Skirt
This floaty black skirt is as functional as it is fashionable, thanks to mesh panels for ventilation, sweat-wicking fabric, and four-way stretch and shape retention, making it optimal for any type of cardio. It has a high waist, which is always appreciated, and the flowy silhouette is so cute.
EleVen by Venus Williams Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Skirt – Island Green
If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about fashionable and practical tennis clothing, it’s tennis champion Venus Williams. Her entire line of activewear is awesome, but this fun green tennis skirt lives up to our current favorite looks. This sustainably made skirt features a four-way stretch ribbed fabric that is breathable, moisture-wicking and anti-microbial. The skirt side slit is just *the chef’s kiss*.
Reformation Riley Ecomove Active Skirt
Is it a sports skirt? Is it a mini to wear around town? We think this issue of the Reformation is both; it is high waisted, stretchy and has built-in shorts, with small side slits. We really love multitasking, and this skirt is sure to be one of your favorites for any occasion.
Real Me Offline By Aerie Pleated Wrap Tennis Skirt
Embrace earth tones in this super soft nylon pleated skirt, which has built-in shorts and a supportive waistband.
Skirt Marysia Steffi in flower
This dreamy pink tennis skirt has delicate scalloped details and a flattering wrap silhouette, plus technical attributes like durable, quick-drying fabric.
NikeCourt Victory Women’s Tennis Skirt
Don’t forget the classic tennis skirts from Nike. This ruffled style is high waisted, stretchy and supportive, with built-in shorts and a floaty silhouette.
Frankies Bikinis Windy Tennis Skirt
This ultra-mini pleated tennis skirt has an unexpected V-waist and built-in shorts, of course.
Halara Everyday 2-in-1 Pleated Tennis Skirt – Airy
The schoolgirl skirt got a tennis makeover with this elegant pleated skort, which comes in the prettiest shade of cornflower blue.
Addison Bay Court Skort
For a classic yet fun tennis skirt, try this crisp white silhouette from Addison Bay, which has a pleated hem and side pockets.
Beyond Yoga Spacedye Tie Breaker Circle Skirt
This pristine white athletic skirt is made from Beyond Yoga’s ultra-soft, breathable and sweat-wicking fabric. It’s comfortable and chic, and we like that it hits the leg a bit longer than some of the shorter options.