30 Best Tennis Dresses 2021 to Sport on and Off the Court

Table of Contents Classic WhitesOutdoor Voices sport dressMarysia Sport Bianca scalloped-edge halter-neck minidressL’Etoile Sport stretch-jersey and pointelle-knit tennis dressNike NikeCourt Dri-FIT ADV Slam tennis dressFull Court Sport perforated stretch-jersey tennis dressReebok x Victoria Beckham tennis dressVintage-InspiredTory Sport performance V-neck tennis dressEverlane the retro jersey polo dressLacoste sport built-in bra stretch […]

Whether you’ve got a lethal backhand or just enjoy dressing for the country club, the best tennis dresses of the season are here to match either vibe. Yes, indeed, another dose of nostalgic fashion to take in; this trend is a part of summer’s retro country-club-chic aesthetic, primarily anchored by crisp whites, peppy pastels, and athletic color-blocking and stripes.

While technically advanced styles may only appeal to active players for performance, current offerings boast a decided chicness that’s spot on for a summer spent on or off the court. You’ll find classic silhouettes hallmarked by preppy polo collars, pleated skirts, and ribbed knitting from designers like Tory Burch, Gucci, and Thom Browne. Plus, sleek, sweat-wicking versions from buzzy active brands like Girlfriend and Outdoor Voices. Many of these are versatile enough to wear after your match, though we’d deem the below ribbed and jersey styles best for simply spectating the sport. Of course, tennis dresses from legacy sports brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok are guaranteed hits among pro players, but even if you’re not, they’re equally stylish with slide sandals and jewelry (a tennis bracelet?) on the weekends.

Keep scrolling to discover 30 of the season’s best tennis dresses, plus a few skirts if you prefer separates.

Classic Whites

It doesn’t get more classic than wearing head-to-toe tennis whites, from pleated polo dresses to neon-lined tanks. Keep things effortless by finishing with a bright white shoe and ball cap or visor.

Outdoor Voices sport dress

Marysia Sport Bianca scalloped-edge halter-neck minidress

L’Etoile Sport stretch-jersey and pointelle-knit tennis dress

Nike NikeCourt Dri-FIT ADV Slam tennis dress

Full Court Sport perforated stretch-jersey tennis dress

Reebok x Victoria Beckham tennis dress

Vintage-Inspired

Varsity-style stripes, pleated skirts, and sharp polo collars are iconic features of decades past tennis attire. On the court, hone in on styles made from sweat-wicking fabrics. Breathable cotton or jersey styles can work for sport but are best for errands or brunch in the heat.

Tory Sport performance V-neck tennis dress

Everlane the retro jersey polo dress

Lacoste sport built-in bra stretch tennis dress

Rowing Blazers tennis dress with zigzag trim

Thom Browne RWB stripe sleeveless pleated tennis dress

Gucci fine cotton knit polo dress

Active Dresses

Technically designed dresses get you one step closer to a powerful ace or smash and in style. Stretchy, moisture-wicking fibers, built-in bras, and inner shorts are top-line features to seek out.

Eleven by Venus Williams Starr ruched tennis dress

Sweaty Betty Power half-zip workout dress

Aritzia Tna Bedford dress

Fila Celestial Point dress

Girlfriend Collective Beachwood undress

Athleta Match Point dress

Après Play

The après-play tennis dress is all about channeling the iconic preppy aesthetic, whether you’re a non-tennis player or enthusiast. A pastel polo dress references an early ’90s mood, while ribbed and striped styles radiate retro ’70s energy.

Polo Ralph Lauren cotton mesh short-sleeve polo dress

Solid & Striped the Carson tech mesh dress

Marc Jacobs the tennis polo shirt dress

Victor Glemaud ribbed polo dress

Mango towel-texture cotton dress

Skirts

If dresses aren’t your game, how about a tennis skirt for a dash of femininity? Pastel colors and floral prints read utterly sweet, while striped and color-blocked deliver a more athletic spin.

Tory Sport printed pleated-hem tennis skirt

Alo Yoga varsity tennis skirt

L’Etoile Sport color-block stretch-jersey tennis skirt

Staud x New Balance tennis skirt

Miaou terrycloth tennis skirt

Adidas Originals tennis skirt

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