Angel Reese's 2024 WNBA Draft Outfit Proves She's Already a Fashion Pro

Her sparkly hooded gown came straight off the runway.

Angel Reese on the 2024 WNBA orange carpet wearing a hooded gown with all over sparkles
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Angel Reese's professional basketball career is just getting started at tonight's 2024 WNBA Draft. Real fans know her "orange carpet" look is another sign of her already impeccable off-the-court style.

Dressed by Vogue editor Naomi Elizee, the former LSU Tigers forward arrived at the 2024 WNBA Draft in a slinky, hooded gown by New York City-based designer Bronx & Banco. Reese's look featured black and silver fabric that flowed like liquid metal into a plunging neckline and down to the floor.

Angel Reese appears on the WNBA Draft orange carpet wearing an all over sparkly gown by Bronx and Banco

Angel Reese arrived on the WNBA Draft's orange carpet shimmering in a Bronx & Banco gown.

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a model wears a bronx and banco hooded gown with a draped neckline and sparkly fabric

Reese's gown came from Bronx & Banco's Fall 2024 collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in February.

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Reese is known in the NCAA as the "Bayou Barbie" for her doll-like eyelashes, custom manicures, and flair for all things fashion—which didn't detract from her leading LSU to its first NCAA title in program history, in 2023. Naturally, she wasn't going to put her styling habits on the bench for draft night.

Reese tapped celebrity nail artist Angie Aguirre for a French manicure with black tips and tiny bow embellishments. She worked with Essence Martin for a set of custom, diamond-lined grills.

Reese's gown also showed off her fashion expertise. Hooded gowns are a re-emerging red carpet trend, with celebrities from Bella Hadid to Janelle Monae and Laura Harrier embracing '70s inspired dresses with attached headscarfs in the past year. (Designers like Saint Laurent and Alaïa are big proponents of the look.)

Angel Reese on the WNBA orange carpet wearing a hooded Brox and Banco gown with sparkly fabric

Reese's hooded gown featured a low-cut back and shimmering metallic fabric, which coordinated with her silver heels and custom manicure.

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Fusing fashion and sport isn't new to Reese. She announced her plans to enter the 2024 WNBA Draft in a Vogue interview, complete with a photoshoot featuring outfits by Wales Bonner, Valentino, and Diesel. Whichever team she signs to this evening, expect a season full of designer-filled tunnel walks to follow.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.