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What to Wear With a Tennis Skirt - Our Guide

Tennis skirts are versatile and stylish pieces of clothing that can be paired with various tops and accessories to create different looks—whether on or off the court.

However, with so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to know what to pair with your new wardrobe addition. Below, we'll share some of our top tips for what to wear with a tennis skirt.

But first, let’s talk about what a tennis skirt is and how it should fit. 

What is a Tennis Skirt?

A tennis skirt is a type of athletic skirt that is specifically designed for playing tennis. It is typically made from lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking materials that help keep you cool and comfortable during a game. Tennis skirts provide freedom of movement and a comfortable fit, allowing you to play at your best. They also often feature a built-in compression short for added coverage and support.

Tennis skirts come in various styles, from sporty and functional to fashion-forward and trendy. Some may feature bold prints, bright colors, or eye-catching graphics:

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While others may be simple and understated, designed to be paired with various tops and accessories:

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Regardless of the style you choose, a tennis skirt is a must-have item for any tennis player or active woman who wants to look and feel her best on and off the court.

How Should a Tennis Skirt Fit?

Creating iconic on-court and off-court outfits with a tennis skirt isn’t possible without choosing one that fits you perfectly. 

Tennis skirts should fit snugly but not too tight—if they’re too tight, they’ll restrict your range of motion, negatively impacting your performance on the court.

The length of your tennis skirt is up to you—however, most tennis skirts are between 11 and 15 inches. 

On the court, tennis skirt length subtly impacts your range of movement. For example, a shorter skirt will allow more effortless movement. Although there aren’t really any length restrictions at your local courts, the WTA rulebook does mention that skirts must be no shorter than mid-thigh.

Off the court, the choice is yours—you can use any length of tennis skirt to create incredible go-to outfits that turn heads! 

What Tops Pair Best With Tennis Skirts?

On the Court

When it comes to playing tennis, choosing the right clothing is essential for both comfort and performance. If you have a tennis skirt, you'll want to pair it with a top that complements the skirt and allows you to move freely on the court. Here are some top options to consider.

  • Tennis Tank Top - A tank top is a classic choice for tennis, offering a comfortable and breathable option that allows you to move freely. Look for tanks made from moisture-wicking material to keep you cool and dry during intense matches.

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  • Performance Tee - A performance tee is a great option for tennis, as it provides a comfortable fit and is designed specifically for sports. Look for tees made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabric that helps to keep you dry and comfortable on the court.

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  • Racerback Top - A racerback top is a popular option for tennis, as it offers a supportive and comfortable fit, allowing you to move freely on the court. Racerback tops are often made from moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry—a must-have for on-court dominance.
  • Sleeveless Top - A sleeveless top is a versatile option for tennis, providing ample arm movement and allowing you to stay cool and comfortable on the court. As with any tennis top, look for breathable and moisture-wicking fabric—you’ll thank yourself later.

When choosing a top to wear with a tennis skirt, consider the material, fit, and level of breathability to ensure you stay comfortable and perform your best.

Off the Court

Tennis skirts are a stylish and comfortable option for playing tennis, but they can also be dressed up for casual or semi-casual occasions. Here are some tips for what to wear with a tennis skirt off the court.

  • Athletic Tops - For a sporty look, pair your tennis skirt with a fitted athletic top in a complementary color. You’ll give off an irresistible and effortless vibe that will turn heads. 
  • Sneakers - Finish off your athletic look with a pair of sneakers in a coordinating color. Combined with the athletic top, you’ll have a go-to outfit for any casual occasion.
  • T-Shirts - Pairing your tennis skirt with a t-shirt is a classic outfit—luckily, the classics work. Choose a t-shirt in a bold color to make a statement, or go for a neutral color for a more understated look.
  • Sandals - For a summery vibe, wear your tennis skirt with a pair of sandals. Look for sandals with a comfortable footbed to keep your feet happy all day long.
  • Button-Up Shirts - Dress up your tennis skirt with a button-up shirt. Choose a light and airy fabric for a summery feel, or go for a crisp cotton shirt for a more polished look.
  • Heels - Add some height to your look with a pair of heels. Opt for strappy heels in a coordinating color, or go for a pop of color to add some fun to your outfit.

These are just a few of the many options for what to wear with a tennis skirt. The key is choosing comfortable, stylish, and suitable pieces for the occasion. With these tips, you'll be ready to hit the court in style!

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Creating these incredible outfits starts with choosing the right tennis skirts themselves—luckily, Lotto has all kinds of options for you.

Whether you’re looking for a tennis skirt to dominate on the court or piece together amazing outfits off the court, we’ve got you covered. Shop our collection of stylish tennis skirts today! 

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