Betches Love This: Zendaya’s Tennis-Core Press Outfits

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As much as I loved the totally on-theme Barbie press tour, Zendaya’s tennis inspired looks for her appearances promoting The Challengers take the cake for me. Between her looks and Taylor Swift coming out as a pickle ball enthusiast, it’s going to be a very tennis-core summer, and I am not mad about it. Keep reading to shop our court-ready picks inspired by Zendaya’s latest outfits.

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Court-Ready Skirts & Dresses

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Tennis as a sport really knows what they’re doing with the outfits. Whether you’re actually breaking a sweat or not, a pleated tennis skirt plays well with so many different styles. Plus, most of them have built in shorts so you don’t risk being exposed by the breeze. Pair a sportier style with a tee and sneakers for running errands or dress it up with a taffeta or linen version and a sleek kitten heel. 

Country Club Collars

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Lots of Zendaya’s looks also incorporate collared tops as a nod to country club style, and there’s a huge range to work with here. Keep it sporty with a classic Lacoste polo or bring subtle tennis energy with a collared halter top.

Tennis Motifs

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Usually I would avoid taking a trend quite so literally, but who am I to contradict *the* Zendaya?? It’s not a tennis racquet adorned sequin gown, but a themed baseball hat or tee is an easy way to get in on the trend.

Varsity Sweaters

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Another country club staple, Zendaya’s outfit featuring a varsity sweater might just be the most wearable of them all. Pair yours with a tailored skirt or modern trousers for a twist on the preppy classic.

Tennis Ball Green

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Not quite yellow, not quite green, the tennis ball hues Zendaya’s been wearing are so fun for summer. I love her head-to-toe looks in this shade, but it would also be so cute paired with cream or beige for a more chill look.

Maddy Paul
Maddy Paul
Maddy Paul is a Senior Content Manager at Betches, a self-proclaimed professional shopper, certified yapper, and 2x marathoner (brag).