What To Wear To Watch Tennis: Serving Some Style For Your Australian Open Outfit

The eagerly anticipated Australian Open returns to Melbourne in 2024 with two weeks of epic on-court battles set to wow the tennis World. As the tennis elite gear up for intense matches, spectators will be showcasing their off-court style statements too. Our tennis style guide is your exclusive fashion manual to ensure you're not just a spectator but a style icon at the Australian Open, and get the most out of your day.

If you’re wondering what to wear to the tennis, you’re in the right place!

Is there a dress code for attending The Australian Open? 

Starting with the rules, unlike certain other tennis tournaments, there isn’t an Australian Open dress code per se, but there are certain items that you can’t wear: thongs, singlets, ripped jeans/clothes or sports shorts are not allowed. Beyond this, you can freely flaunt your style and dress to impress!

With the tournament happening during the summer months, the key thing when choosing what to wear to the tennis is to be prepared for the heat, or whatever the notoriously changeable Melbourne weather may throw at you. Packing a jumper in January may feel odd, but you might just need it!


Men’s Australian Open Styles

Academy Brand is the epitome of timeless style for the discerning gentlemen, perfect for a day at the Australian Open ensemble. Here are our top picks for 2024 to make you a winner off the court.


Courtside Classic

Achieve that relaxed yet crisp and stylish look with the Hampton Shirt and Volley Shorts, which comes in five colours, perfect for mix-and-match combinations.

Our Hampton shirt is made from 100% linen, the perfect choice for the summer heat. The fabric has also been through our secret Academy wash to give it a luxuriously soft finish, so you'll be comfortable all day long. 

The Volley shorts offer a relaxed, casual fit that sits comfortably above the knee. They have an elastic waistband for extra comfort, especially handy when you have a long day of watching tennis matches ahead!


The Modern Polo

Tennis and polo shirts are synonymous - think vintage Fred Perry winning the Australian Open in 1934. Our modern take on the classic polo, the Monaco Polo, is very much at home at the Rod Laver Arena and makes the ideal outfit for a summer day in Melbourne. 

The Monaco Polo comes in a lightweight cotton knit and is perfect with chinos shorts or pants. We recommend the premium Soho Slim Fit Chino in Military Green to really make a statement as you head to your seat - the ideal combination for a full day of fun in the sun and some evening drinks or dinner afterwards.



Pastels & Prints

Go for the lightweight linen Farrelly Shirt with pastel stripes for a laid-back, easygoing look. You can wear this versatile piece with almost anything. Pastels and prints are very much in season and will give your outfit a winning edge while you’re enjoying the action on court.

Pair the Farrelly with Riviera Linen Shorts or the Academy Beach Pant for some extra sun coverage. These bottoms are ultra-comfortable and effortlessly stylish, making them a must-have wardrobe staple and perfect for a day at the tennis.



Finish the look

Elevate your ensemble with must-have accessories while watching the Australian Open. Add sunglasses and a cap to complete your casual or refined look and protect yourself from the sun while enjoying the matches—boat shoes for a touch of sophistication.

Women’s Australian Open Outfits

Ladies, step into the world of timeless elegance and contemporary flair with Academy Brand's meticulously curated collection. Let’s look at this year's trends and embrace the effortless charm for the ultimate court-side outfit.

Simple Yet Sophisticated

Nothing says summer style better than the Vacation Short Sleeve Shirt paired with the Riviera Linen Pant.

With its relaxed and versatile silhouette, the Vacation Short Sleeve Shirt exudes a subtle class and a clean look, ensuring multiple mix-and-match combinations. Complement this with the Riviera Linen Pant, a wardrobe staple designed for comfort and style, allowing you to move gracefully and confidently throughout the Australian Open festivities. This combination will keep you nice and cool, as well as protected from the sun’s rays.

Cool & Classic

Explore the Dolly Linen Dress in Sage for a standout look without the fuss, a captivating piece that combines chic style with breathable comfort.

Crafted from lightweight linen, this dress offers a breezy and comfortable fit, perfect for the Australian summer. The sage colour palette subtly nods to the event's surroundings, while the button-down front provides a classic finish and a flattering fit.

Take your Australian Open outfit to the next level by pairing it with chic accessories - we suggest a slouchy bag and wide-brimmed sun hat.


Just Peachy

Complete your Australian Open look with the Frankie Poplin SS Shirt and Short set in peachy beige.

This versatile set seamlessly blends casual charm with refined elegance. Made from premium poplin fabric, this shirt and short combo offers a breezy and comfortable fit, perfect for the Australian summer. Check out our women’s set collection for more on-the-go and stand-out fashion.

Finish the Look 

Complete your look with a few stylish accessories. A pair of statement earrings, a floppy-brimmed sunhat, and a pair of sandals will add the finishing touches. Don’t forget your sunnies and a bag for the essentials, then you’re ready to go and cheer for your tennis hero!

Ready to Ace Your Outfit? 

Elevate your style with Academy Brand's versatile men's and women's collection, designed to make you feel confident and fashion-forward during the Australian Open 2024. Explore our meticulously crafted and carefully selected pieces and make a statement on and off the court.