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On-Court Style: Fashion Trends at the 2024 Australian Open

As the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open is always the marker for a fresh slate in the tennis world. Here, players can leave 2023 behind and set the tone for the rest of 2024, and this year, they are doing so in style.

We’re noticing several fashion trends in this year’s highly-anticipated Australian Open. From vibrant colors to earthy tones, from trendy prints to subtle classics, it certainly looks like this talented crop of players is here to make an impression, starting from the moment they walk onto the court.

Yellow is the color of the Open
Emma Raducanu at the Australian Open
Emma Raducanu in a pastel yellow outfit.
Coco Gauff at the Australian Open
Coco Gauff in a coordinated New Balance set.
Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz in a yellow top as bright as his smile at the Australian Open.

This isn’t Wimbledon. Players are not required to dress in all-white, and in the first Grand Slam of the year, it looks like they’re taking advantage of it. Many players have come onto the Australian Open courts dressed in bright colors, and one color in particular that seems to stand out is yellow — a great fit for the sunny days they’re all experiencing in Melbourne this time of the year.

So is green…
Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open
Daniil Medvedev in action at the Australian Open.
Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open
Alexander Zverev’s neon shorts and headband pop against the iconic blue courts.
Katie Boulter
Katie Boulter sports a classic green tennis dress.
Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov wears a timeless green set.

Yellow isn’t the only dominant color in the Australian Open, as many players have also been coming onto the court in different shades of green, whether it’s a deep emerald or a vibrant neon.

Prints are always in style
Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula wears a green print to the Australian Open.
Magdalena Fech
Magdalena Fech’s skirt is an array of bright colors.
Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia’s having fun with the yellow trend, mixing it up with different shades of blue to match the Australian Open.

Though prints may seem to be more of a trend than a classic when it comes to tennis fashion, in truth, prints are always in style, and they are proving this at the Australian Open. Tennis players love a good print, and it definitely has the power to make them stand out on the court.

Classic neutrals with subtle accents
Holger Rune at the Australian Open
Holger Rune’s neutral top is accented with a neon collar.
Amanda Anisimova at the Australian Open
With every move Amanda Anisimova makes, her neon yellow shorts make her outfit pop.
Barbora Krejčíková
Against the black of her classic tennis dress, Barbora Krejčíková’s neon yellow accents give her outfit some edge.
Iga Swiatek
Iga Świątek’s all-white outfit isn’t exactly fit for Wimbledon, thanks to the bright pink accent.

Of course, no matter what the trends are, there will always be players who opt for outfits that lean more towards the simple side, for instance, with neutral colors. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t still have fun with their looks. This year, even the players wearing browns, blacks, and whites have subtle accents of neon colors, just like these players, transforming a simple outfit into something dynamic and eye-catching.

Which Australian Open fashion trend are you hopping on?

Images from Australian Open on Instagram.


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