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09th May 2024

Tenniscore: How to replicate Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ looks

Niamh Ryan

Challengers has become our latest obsession thanks to Zendaya

Since Challengers hit our cinemas at the end of April, we’ve been obsessed with Zendaya and her new aesthetic on screen and off. The actress has perfected the art of dressing according to the themes in her movies, as we’ve previously seen with Spiderman and Dune.

Tenniscore is the latest trend Zendaya has inspired. As seen on the press tour, this look can be achieved with pleated skirts, v-necks and stripes, and shades of bright green. While we may not be as lucky as Zendaya to have Law Roach as our personal stylist, that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with the style this summer.

Skirts & Skorts:

Who says leggings are the only comfy athleisure to wear to the gym? With the weather warming up, skorts and skirts are the perfect alternatives and come in enough styles and colours to suit everyone. They’re flattering, fun, and easy to move in.

Bershka Pleated Mini Dress , Adidas Originals Pleated Skirt


V-necks, stripes, and waistcoats are perfect for ‘tenniscore.’ You can stay casual with a vest for the gym or dress it up by wearing a chic polo collar. Either way, comfort always comes first while still being on trend. 


There’s a reason players wear dresses during a tennis match – not only are they easy to move and breathe, but they’re also incredibly stylish. When it comes to picking an outfit for summer, there’s nothing better than the ease of a one-piece. 


You simply can’t dress ‘tenniscore’ without tennis shoes, and luckily there’s plenty of options available since the trainers takeover that’s been ongoing with brands like Adidas and Asics. If you’re wanting to dress it up a bit but maybe not willing to attach tennis balls to your stilettos á la Zendaya, ballet flats and slingback heels also fit the dress code well. 

Stradivarius Contrast Polo Shirt, Stradivarius Ballet Flats


Even adding some simple accessories like a headband or scrunchie can elevate a look. Should summer 2024 be the time to bring back the visor? Zendaya would be the celebrity to bring it back.

Reclaimed Vintage Oversized Scrunchie