What to Wear to the U.S. Open: 6 Winning Outfit Ideas

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The U.S. Open begins today with fans gathering at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the first time since 2019, before the pandemic began. With nearly 750,000 people typically in attendance, it is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events during the summer in New York. And the fashion also doesn’t disappoint—from Ralph Lauren’s classic Americana sweaters and polos as worn on the ball boys and girls to the styles sported by spectators who turn up in their favorite LWDs (little white dresses) and country club–esque looks. As some of the best dressed attendees prove, the key to acing your U.S. Open style is comfort and class. Wear an A-line day dress with a varsity sweater wrapped around your shoulders for when the weather cools down at night. And then accessorize your look with a Rowing Blazers tennis racket cap or Emilio Pucci’s fashionable raffia visor. And what’s a tennis match without a pair of kicks? Given it’s an all-day affair, choose sneakers that are just as comfortable as they are chic; Gucci’s 1977 canvas trainers will give your ensemble a retro twist, while Thousand Fell’s are classic and cool and pair well with an all-white summer outfit.

Although this year’s U.S. Open will be missing a few key players—Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Rafael Nadal—the event sets the stage for Novak Djokovic, who, with his 21st Grand Slam singles title win, would move ahead of Federer and Nadal. And after taking a break from Wimbledon and the French Open earlier this year, Naomi Osaka returns to defend her 2020 single’s title.

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The All-White Aces

It is peak summer and has never been a better time to sport your favorite all-white ensemble. From LWDs to summer whites, it’s a tried-and-true ace look.

Tory Burch sleevless tie dress

Saloni Zoe cutout stretch-cotton poplin dress

Gabriela Hearst Meier belted ribbed wool and cashmere-blend midi dress

Asceno Porto belted organic cotton maxi shirtdress

Polo Ralph Lauren eyelet cotton blouse

Polo Ralph Lauren eyelet cotton wrap skirt

Merlette Silas smock dolman cotton blouse

Slvrlake London high-rise straight jeans

The Love-Lovely Day Dresses

With its elegant, A-line silhouette, a day dress is a one-step formula for elegant dressing without the effort.

Faithfull the Brand Flora shirred gingham cotton-poplin midi dress

Carolina Herrera cotton-blend sateen midi shirtdress

J.Crew Western indigo shirtdress

Lafayette 148 New York Serena tiered cotton and silk shirtdress

The Set-Point Shirtdresses

Shirtdresses are comfortable for all-day wear, and these options by Lacoste and Alex Mill give the classic staple unexpected twists, like an attached scarf and color-blocked print.

Alex Mill Wyatt shirtdress

Thom Browne striped belt, long-sleeve Oxford shirtdress

Lacoste women’s loose-fit striped poplin shirtdress

La Ligne striped long-sleeve dress

The Advantage Polos

Opt for a breezy polo dress for a day spent at Arthur Ashe. They still fit the sporty occasion and will keep you cool during a hot summer day at the stadium.

Sandro mixed-material pleated dress

Lacoste women’s striped cotton piqué long buttoned dress

The Serving Looks Stripes

You can never go wrong with a classic striped sweater. Style it with jeans or wrapped around your day dress—a cozy knit is a staple for a reason.

La Ligne Marin cotton sweater

Zara oversized striped knit sweater

Arket striped cotton jumper

Polo Ralph Lauren Flag cotton crewneck sweater

The Game, Set, Matching Sets

Take your U.S. Open look up a notch with an outfit borrowed straight from the court. Opt for a tennis dress by Tory Sport or pair a traditional tennis sweater with an Adidas skirt.

Recreational Habits Billie quarter-zip jacket

Zara side-stripe jogging pants

Tory Burch performance V-neck tennis dress

Monse Varsity wool sweaterdress

Lacoste Made in France women’s V-neck honeycomb knit sweater

Rowing Blazers Racquets women’s sweater-vest

Adidas Originals off-white Tennis Luxe pleated skirt

The Grand Slam Kicks

Stay comfortable all day long with a pair of fashionable sneakers. Choose from Khaite x Adidas’s sneaker collab, or go with tried-and-true Stan Smiths. For an extra-special ode to the game, Del Toro offers a chic pair of loafers made from authentic tennis ball felt.

Everlane the Tread Runner sneakers

Khaite x Adidas Original sneakers

Adidas Originals Stan Smith shoes

Gucci Tennis 1977 canvas trainers

Thousand Fell women’s lace-up sneakers

Del Toro tennis ball felt slipper

The Match Point Accoutrements

A U.S. Open look is not complete without the extras. Style your ensemble with a Celine tennis wristband, or for a touch of elegance, what’s more fitting than a tennis bracelet? It will go swimmingly with a Honey Deuce in your hand.

Rowing Blazers Racquets hat

A.P.C. beige and brown Hélène bag

Kule women’s tennis socks

Celine Homme embroidered cotton-blend tennis wristband

Emilio Pucci logo-embossed leather and straw visor hat

Mejuri diamond tennis bracelet

Tory Sport embroidered striped cotton-canvas visor

Lastframe medium Ichimatsu-check ribbed-knit tote bag

Vara Jewels tennis racket necklace in sterling silver

Hat Attack Belle chinstrap hat