Whether it’s the pleats, the femininity, or the Venus Williams energy we’re channeling, tennis skirts are quickly becoming the must-grab piece of the season — and our sun-kissed legs are not upset about it.
Before it became the iconic fashion statement it is today — one that even Kendall Jenner is getting behind — the tennis skirt was introduced to expand women’s mobility on the court. While elevating performance was the goal, these tennis skirts are now acing that objective and swiftly moving on to serving up some major summer outfit inspiration.
Inspiring movement and creating looks that are all-day wearable is the name of Alo’s game, so it was only natural to design a tennis skirt built for on and off the court — actually, make that a few tennis skirts.
Our debut piece in this new category, the Match Point Tennis Skirt, serves up a flowy little A-line number with an elastic, logo-embossed-waistband.
The Aces Tennis Skirt (as seen on Ken in juicy Green Apple above) offers a more classic tennis skirt look with perfect pleats and a logo-adorned elastic waistband.
Both prove that the days of tennis skirts only being worn on the court are long, long gone.
Take a scroll through your social media of choice and you’ll find beauties sporting their tennis skirt outfits with chunky sneaks, cowboy boots, oversized hoodies, and just about anything that screams personal style.
Did we mention that both skirts have built-in, ultra-comfy shorts so you can sit cross-legged while on your summery picnics, secure in the knowledge that we’ve got you covered (literally)? Throw in a few cartwheels because it’s summer, the sun is out, and us yogis are big on getting your head above your heart at least once a day.
And don’t worry, there are inner pockets for keys, cards or whatever it is that’ll keep your hands free for morning walks with iced matcha.
As you take on your own tennis skirt outfits, here’s some summer outfit inspiration á la Alo-Ombassadors that we’re LOVE-ing (never over the tennis puns)...
TENNIS SKIRT OUTFITS WE’RE 🖤ING
1. GO PREPPY
This Wimbledon x school-girl style mashup is just what we need for trips to the coffee shop for that late-afternoon pick-me-up. Pair your Match Point Tennis Skirt with your fave oversized sweater and a crisp collared shirt, or make it easy and snag a cropped long sleeve to put some prep in your step.
2. BRUNCH VIBES
Give your Sunday morning spent sipping and snacking with friends a little zest (just like your blood orange kombucha cocktail). Start with your Match Point Tennis Skirt and add a cropped sports bra tank, crew socks, loafers, and a bomber for a perfect brunchy summertime look.
3. ALL THE ACTIVITIES
Whether you have an urge to look profesh with a tennis ball tucked into the inner short (because don’t we all?) or you just want to see those pleats in action, the easy, breezy Aces Tennis Skirt's lightweight inner short and flowy wrap keeps you cool for all of the sunny-day activities that get you moving. Throw on your favorite sneaks, solar visor, and one-sleeve long sleeve for a fit meant to shine on the court, the greens, or the mat.
4. EVERYDAY COMFORT
Because the summer sun demanded we sub our loungewear and leggings for something just as comfy but much less hot, the design team created the yummiest inner jersey shorts that make the Aces Tennis Skirt ideal for everyday wear. Just add a classic sports bra like the Airlift Intrigue, a zip hoodie, and a little backpack for the perfect errands look.
We hate to be that person, but we’re all winners when it comes to tennis skirt outfits. Give us some summer outfit inspiration by tagging @Alo and show us how you’re serving it up court- and curbside.