Match Point: 7 Retro-Inspired Tennis Wares

Serve up classic tennis knits and accessories.

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We've spent just enough time on the tennis court — i.e. one blazing hot summer afternoon — to know there's something to be said for cool, comfortable attire. But once we start dipping back into the fashion archives, we're enchanted by players' elaborate style of yore (opens in new tab). Everything was just so crisp, tailored, and utterly chic. Fortunately, this season has an abundance of vintage-inspired pieces, from head accessories to throw-on knits, we can work into our wardrobes on and off the court.

  1. 1. Nine West Packable Visor, $24; macys.com (opens in new tab).
  2. 2. Kule Penelope Silk Pleated Dress, $375; kule.com.
  3. 3. Monreal London Flamingo Cotton-Canvas and PVC Tennis Racket Bag, $910; net-a-porter.com (opens in new tab).
  4. 4. ModCloth But of Courts! Dress, $49.99; modcloth.com (opens in new tab).
  5. 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cotton-Silk Animal Diamond Scarf, $145; stylebop.com (opens in new tab).
  6. 6. Rag & Bone Talia V-Neck, $395; rag-bone.com (opens in new tab).
  7. 7. Tretorn Nylite Canvas Tennis Sneakers, $75; net-a-porter.com (opens in new tab).
Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.