Fashion & Beauty

Game On: Why tenniscore is the ultimate fashion serve this summer

Photo by Jeffrey Westbrook, Prop Stylist: Miako Katoh

For those looking to ace fashion-meets-function, a pleated tennis skirt is the ultimate serve.

A sartorial statement that doubles as athleticwear, this preppy classic is, without a doubt, the most coveted wardrobe item of the season. It arrives haute off the release of “Challengers” — a buzzy film that revolves around the sport but is also decidedly all about the fashion.

(Costume designer Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe, dreamed up the ultimate in spectator chic for the movie’s stylish star, Zendaya.) It’s no surprise that tenniscore and its polite aesthetic have gone viral (cue the delicate wrists-dripping-in-Rolexes round of applause here).

We’re partial to this stripy number (above) by Sporty & Rich, a Paris-based label founded in 2014 by Emily Oberg. The creative — who previously worked at Kith and utilizes a limited-edition drop approach — knows a thing or two about curating lifestyle lust. Oberg’s is an aspirational moodboard that celebrates sun-soaked summer days warming up on hard courts for rallies, followed by gossip-fueled gin-and-tonics at the country club.

Slip on the pleated skirt and these other tennis-inspired accessories for a truly ace look. Love all.

Gucci Racquet Bag

The Gucci Tennis Capsule Collection is available exclusively in-store at 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York and 17 Newton Lane, East Hampton, New York. From July 1. Courtesy of Gucci

Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch

Courtesy of Rolex

Arthur Ashe Racquets Tennis Polo

Courtesy of Arthur Ashe

Wilson Roland-Garros Clash 100L V2 Tennis Racket

Courtesy of Wilson

Dorsey Kate Rivière Necklace

Courtesy of Dorsey

Marysia Serena Dress with Shorts

Courtesy of Marysia

Judith Leiber Tennis Ball Clutch

Courtesy of Judith Leiber

Chanel Aviator Glasses (similar style)

Available at 15 E 57 St, New York, New York and select Chanel boutiques nationwide. Courtesy of Chanel

Nike Women’s Summer Head Tie

Courtesy of Tennis Warehouse

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

Courtesy of Adidas

New York or Nowhere Good Sport Tennis Balls

Courtesy of New York or Nowhere

Lacoste Unisex Cotton Socks

Courtesy of Lacoste