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Tenniscore is the biggest fashion trend of 2024

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If you’re someone who favours an athletic aesthetic, there’s one major fashion trend that should be on your radar this season: Tenniscore. Yep, with Wimbledon on the horizon, the weather *finally* playing ball, and Zendaya’s epic Challengers wardrobe providing endless styling inspiration, it’s time to fully embrace centre-court chic once and for all.

Naturally, here at Women’s Health, we’re big fans of any trend that sees the worlds of fashion and fitness align – but this time around, it seems the tennis fever isn’t solely reserved to strictly sporty types. Resale site StockX has reported that trades of tennis shoes are up 35% YoY and interest in tennis-inspired Parisian fashion brand Casablanca has also seen a significant increase, while over on Depop, it’s classic court-side preppy brands like Ralph Lauren, Slazenger, Fred Perry and Adidas Stan Smith that have enjoyed the biggest buzz of late.

a person holding a tennis racket

Courtesy Mango

And crisp Wimbledon whites have been all over the catwalks lately, too. Lacoste returned to Paris Fashion Week earlier this year with a chic, tennis-inspired show held at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros, while the likes of Miu Miu, Celine, Chanel, Brunello Cucinelli and Dior have also sent high-fashion, court-ready skirts, skorts, polo tops and dresses down their recent runways.

a woman in a green dress holding a tennis racket


Lacoste AW24

paris, france february 28 editorial use only for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house a model walks the runway during the casablanca womenswear fallwinter 2024 2025 show at cirque dhiver as part of paris fashion week on february 28, 2024 in paris, france photo by richard bordgetty images

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Casablanca AW24

But there’s no denying it’s Zendaya who is really responsible for catapulting the look into the mainstream. Her latest film, Challengers, in which she plays a former tennis prodigy turned coach, has been one of the biggest cinematic hits of the year so far – as much for its steamy love triangle storyline as its seriously covetable elevated athleisure wardrobe, as created by superstar designer Jonathan Anderson.

Not to mention Zendaya’s perfectly on-theme press tour looks, that have ranged from a plunging Celia Kritharioti gown in bright tennis-ball green (complete with an actual tennis ball on the front) and a custom Thom Browne dress embroidered with rackets, to more classic court-side staples of pleated dresses, mini-skirts and chunky varsity knits in white, navy and green.

us actress zendaya poses for a photocall as part of the promotion of the film challengers at the monte carlo country club on april 13, 2024, amid the monte carlo atp masters series tournament, with the rainier iii court in the background photo by valery hache afp photo by valery hacheafp via getty images

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Luckily, however, you don’t need a designer budget to get the look: brands like Mango, Free People, H&M, Casablanca, Sporty & Rich, Longchamp, Savage x Fenty and Varley have nailed the brief with tennis-inspired collections that go heavy on the preppy retro vibes – while those seeking performance too should turn to elevated sportswear heroes Lululemon, Alo Yoga, Sweaty Betty, Lacoste, and the like.

Whether you’re looking to channel Tenniscore on or off the court, this is the best tennis-inspired fashion to shop now and ensure you literally ace the trend. Accompanying racket, optional.

Darien Court 33” Pleated Stretch-Jersey Tennis Dress
Varley Darien Court 33” Pleated Stretch-Jersey Tennis Dress
Bespoke Tennis Balls
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Tennis Balls
Tennis Club Sweater Knit V-Neck Pullover
Alo Yoga Tennis Club Sweater Knit V-Neck Pullover
High-Rise Pleated Tennis Skirt
Lululemon High-Rise Pleated Tennis Skirt
Ball Spot Cap
DryMove™ Tennis Dress
H&M DryMove™ Tennis Dress
Monogram Print Stretch Sport Bra
Lacoste Monogram Print Stretch Sport Bra

Now 30% Off

Cotton Socks
Striped Pleated Stretch-Jersey Mini Skirt
Sporty & Rich Striped Pleated Stretch-Jersey Mini Skirt
Pose Fitted Polo
The Roger Pro Tennis Shoes
ON The Roger Pro Tennis Shoes
Embroidered Cotton-Jersey Vest
Sporty & Rich Embroidered Cotton-Jersey Vest
Contrast-Detail Braided Cardigan
Mango Contrast-Detail Braided Cardigan
Varsity Tennis Skirt - Midnight Green
Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt – Midnight Green
Court Volley Sweatshirt
Tala Court Volley Sweatshirt
Personalised Red Striped Tennis Racket Case
The Go-To Personalised Red Striped Tennis Racket Case
Power Match Point Pleat Tennis Dress
Power Match Point Pleat Tennis Dress
Bag Charm
Radley Bag Charm

Now 31% Off

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