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If you feel like you keep seeing tennis skirts everywhere — on and off a tennis court — you’re not the only one. Y2K fashion has made a comeback for the last couple of months, including the pleated skirts once reserved for actually playing tennis.
According to insights from Lyst from February, “pleated, check skirts [are] up 45% month-on-month,” and top-searched products include tennis skirts from both Adidas and Nike. And now that peaked interest seems to finally be showing up IRL as the weather warms up, and it’s finally hot enough to wear a skirt.
While there are plenty of athletic skirts to choose from, if you want to get in on this trend, you’ll want to snag a pleated style. While the flat-front skirts are cute and functional, the pleats are where the fun is, thanks to their flirty nature.
If you already have a few tennis skirts in your closet, consider wearing them out and about when you’re not on the court. Pair a tennis skirt with a basic t-shirt or crop top on a hot summer’s day instead of reaching for your usual jean shorts. Or pair your skirt with an oversized crewneck sweatshirt for a cozy-yet-put-together look.
Below, shop five tennis skirts that would be just at home on a tennis court as they would be off.
1. UO Katie Tennis Mini Skirt, $59
Made of 100% cotton, this high-rise skirt from Urban Outfitters is machine washable and has a button closure.
You can snag this skirt in sizes 0 to 14. This style also has a credit card pocket in the back to keep essentials safe.
Available in nine bright colors, this tennis skirt features shorts and a convenient phone-sized pocket.
This adorable skirt has a hidden side zipper and was made to be worn off the court as it’s unlined.
5. Artizia TNA Tennis Skirt, $68
This cute skirt is made with recycled materials. This style also comes in six other hues and sizes 2XS to XL.
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