With tennis season in full swing, it’s no surprise that the on-court style has migrated from the court to the street.
The tennis skirt has exploded onto TikTok, with millions of videos showing how to wear the trend, and has become a major fashion highlight, whether paired with a top and trainers for the summer heat or with oversized boots and a jumper ahead of pumpkin spice latte season.
At Miu Miu’s autumn/winter 2022 presentation, which Miuccia Prada dubbed ‘tenniscore’, models took to the runway in lush Wimbledon-inspired skirts from knee length to super-minis.
Classic minimalists Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren offered their style options for the upcoming season, while purists have long turned to French sportswear label Lacoste for their year-round pieces.
Bella Hadid, who always has her finger on the pulse of fashion, was spotted at lunch in New York with a Lacoste tennis skirt and totally unsporty but chic accessories: a Goyard bag and vintage Dior sunglasses.
British singer Dua Lipa is another convert, she posted two different versions of the trend on Instagram.
“Sad to miss Wimbledon this year,” she wrote alongside an image of herself in a tennis skirt in the season’s most fashionable colour, Barbie pink.
In another post, the singer showed off a punk version of the trend by wearing a pink and black pleated skirt, paying homage to Avril Lavigne from the 2000s.
More recently, actress Hilary Duff, 34, was spotted wearing a white tennis skirt while buying takeaway food in Los Angeles.
For those who want to leave tennis skirts just for sport, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has become a trendsetter thanks to the Poivre Blanc top and skirt combination she recently wore to a meeting with British tennis champion Emma Raducanu.
Source: The National