Chic Tennis-Core Ensembles To Sport Courtside If You’re Headed To The Aus Open

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It’s January, which means The Australian Open is taking over not just Melbourne, but our TV screens, office watercooler convos and, most notably, our fashion choices.

The Grand Slam tournament—which is one of four held across the year including Wimbledon, The French and The US Open—sees the world’s best tennis stars compete down under.

It’s not just die-hard fans that descend on Melbourne Park, with the sporting event attracting both the celeb and style set to its sought-after seats. In 2022, a lucky few spectators even caught a glimpse of our boyfriend, Paul Mescal.

Akin to the Formula One or Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open has become an event in of itself, with an array of restaurants and VIP marquees set up on site.

Emma Corrin and Phoebe Dynevor at Wimbeldon. (Credit: Getty)

As is with any special event, the Aus Open requires a special outfit, and even comes with a particular dress code: No thongs, ripped jeans, sports shorts or singlets are permitted.

Sport-luxe is a given when deciding what to don as a spectator and bonus points are always given to those who keep within the tennis theme.

There’s also the matter of the weather and climate to factor in when deciding what to wear to the sporting event, particularly given it’s mid-summer.

Think: bright whites, workout sets, tennis skirts and dresses, white sneakers, tank tops and hats. Crisp cottons, lightweight linens and loose-fitting, flowy styles are also on point. 

If you’re after a little inspiration on what to wear to the Australian Open, scroll on because we’ve found the best tennis-inspired pieces to shop right now.

What To Wear To The Australian Open Tennis

Venus Dress, $680 at Marysia

This scallop hemmed tennis dress is *almost* too chic to be breaking a sweat in, but alas can be worn from the court to the stands effortlessly.

Collins Halter Dress, $350 at Viktoria & Woods

With a black trim and contrast stripe this knit halterneck midi delivers sophistication with a sporty edge. 


Tennis Club Palmer Elsa Mini Dress, $179 at THE UPSIDE

Launched last year, The Upside’s tennis capsule is a clear cut choice for spectator fashion. This crochet mini is not only cute but cool-wearing in the summer heat. 

Eva Off White Linen Skort, $99.99 at Dissh 

Light linens are ideal for long days seated courtside: they’re comfortable, lightweight and draw heat away from the body to keep you cool. With the look of a mini but the practicality of shorts (aka the skort) you’ll get wear out of this number well beyond the match. 

Andy V Neck Dress, $699 at Lee Mathews

With flattering pintuck detailing and fresh lemon colouring, with light, summery and chic maxi makes for a stunning yet casual courtside wear. Pair with a sporty tote and wide brim hat in bright whites to complete the look. 

Australian Open Stretch Mesh Polo Dress, $299 at Ralph Lauren 

Elsing Striped Short, $250 at Camilla And Marc

Sporty and casual while still looking effortlessly put-together, that’s game, set and match. 

The Best White Sneakers For The Tennis 


Ibi Off-Whie Sneaker, $139 at Cariuma

Reminiscent of the classic tennis shoe, the Volley, these eco-friendly, sustainable sneakers nail the brief. 

Adidas Samba, $180 at JD Sports

One for the fashion girlies, the viral Sambas in a cute-as-a-button baby blue are sure to get their wear.


New Balance 550, $200 at New Balance

If you’re after an edgier, street style look, New Balance’s iconic 550’s are a worthy investment. 

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Veja Venturi, $280 at The Iconic 

Prefer a chunky “dad” sneaker? These Veja’s are calling your name. 

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