Wimbledon may have been canceled this year, but that doesn’t mean we should be putting away our sparkling whites yet – ask the crowd of influencers posing on the sidelines in white tennis skirts filling our Instagram feeds. Tennis, anyone?
The white tennis skirt’s status as a summer piece could be a sign that we’re looking to dress up for the events we’re missing this year. After all, the renaissance of the tennis skirt (and skorts) in everyday wear comes just in time for the US Open later this month, an occasion for which we can really dress from afar. Emma Elwick Bates said it best; “Blessed with abundant sunshine, it’s easy to complain about the usual events of the season”, especially when it comes to sports. But “we can still dress up for the summer we want and relive the highlights of past years and celebrate at home.”
But regardless of the occasion, many of us find ourselves looking for the sporty yet sophisticated garment compared to the traditional summer clothing of our wardrobe. Madison Barker, assistant market editor, calls the tennis skirt the “everyday wardrobe essential, on the run” in which she lives for all summer activities. “Whether I’m training, running for coffee or on the court, my tennis skirt has proven to be the most versatile and effortless piece in my quarantine closet,” Barker said.
Consider pairing a classic Tory Burch pleated silhouette with an oversized rugby polo shirt or a 90s-inspired pullover for a vintage college look. Or, keep it monochromatic with Lacoste’s athletic A-line, comfy Cloud socks by Brother Vellies, and a simple white sneaker. Versatile and simple, it is sure to serve as the winning point for any occasion.
Below, 20 white tennis skirts to keep the sport alive both on and off the court this summer.
Flared and flirty
An athletic line