Tenniscore is the Trend of 2024 Thanks to Zendaya

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Alaïa polo dress with a hood. Photo: Challengers Movie Instagram.

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As if the knockout looks Zendaya churned out during her Dune 2 tour weren’t enough (notably the internet-breaking archive Thierry Mugler cyborg look), her recent press tour for the movie Challengers has left us all wanting to copy her sleek, tennis-inspired styles featured on the screen and the red carpet. The film, which explores themes of tennis, love, and friendship, has provided a perfect backdrop to prove that Zendaya’s style is always serving. Tenniscore is the Trend of 2024 Thanks to Zendaya

Tenniscore is characterised by understated silhouettes and a palette of white, creams, yellows, greens, and black, contrasting with the green tennis courts and clay surfaces. This style incorporates exercise dresses, pleated skirts, knit polos, and sporty visors, with vibrant pops of electric pink, high-vis yellow, and tennis-ball green to keep the look lively. The aesthetic is simple yet luxurious, often accented with gold watches featuring ruby bezels, sparkling court dresses and even fancy designer water bottles.

Although Tenniscore saw a rise in popularity towards the end of 2022, Zendaya’s Challengers press tour outfits, styled by the legendary Law Roach with contributions from Loewe, Thom Browne, Ralph Lauren and even high street brands like Uniqlo and footwear brand On, have reignited the trend with a high-fashion twist.

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite runway looks and Zendaya’s most stunning outfits:


Tenniscore Trend on The Runways. Images: Spotlight/Launchmetrics.


1) Loewe:

A sleek glittering grass green dress with tennis-inspired motifs for the Challengers Premiere Red Carpet in Sydney.


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2) Thom Browne:

the actress dazzled at the London premiere of Challengers in a custom white Thom Browne gown with tennis racquets motif. She wore giant white bow atop her braided ponytail, mirroring the bow on her dress. The gown featured an open back and a high leg slit, perfectly showcasing her sky-high white Christian Louboutin stilettos.


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3) Ralph Lauren:

This brand brought a touch of understated luxury with an in archival Ralph Lauren court dress in crisp white  for the Milan premiere of the film.

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4) Custom Jacquemus:

Barbiecore meets Tenniscore in a custom baby pink Jacquemus ensemble, complemented by matching baby pink pumps and a satin headband topped with a delicate pink bow. This look showcases how playful colours can elevate the Tenniscore aesthetic.


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5) Celia Kritharioti:

The Greek designer crafted a sparkling 70s silhouette short dress that turned the film poster into a fashion statement.


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It’s no wonder Zendaya is one of the hottest stars of the moment. She effortlessly makes any trend desirable, whether borrowing from top tier brands or the high street (just like the rest of us!).  The starlet keeps acing her Tenniscore outfits — and now, we want to do the same.

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