Fresh off of one of the best seasons of women’s college basketball in history, the next generation of WNBA stars kept the momentum rolling into the WNBA Draft’s orange carpet. We saw the soon-to-be pros experiment with color, texture, and print. Athletes showcased their personalities and personal style on a night where their dreams came true.
Number 1 overall pick, Aliyah Boston, chose a white Asos jumpsuit and Steve Madden heels. The clean, simple vibe of her fit allowed her and her signature colorful hair to shine. Dallas-bound Stephanie Soares also wore a white jumpsuit which she paired with a matching white blazer. This was a custom look by Model Atelier, a brand that specifically creates clothing for tall women.
Black was a popular color for the night as well. These looks were all in the details. Laeticia Amihere, the eighth pick, opted for a black, one shouldered midi dress with asymmetric cut-outs for a simple, chic statement. Los Angeles Sparks’ pick, Zia Cooke, stood out in an Albina Dyla dress with a Cult Gaia clutch. The dress’ embellished cut-out was a can’t-miss detail. The LBD made an appearance on 7th overall pick, Grace Berger, who rocked an off shoulder rendition. A black dress is always a excellent choice for a timeless orange carpet moment.
A few soon-to-be pros stuck to the classics and wore their takes on a black suit. Jordan Horston stood out in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton as she was selected to the Seattle Storm. One of the newest members of the Connecticut Sun, Alexis Morris, paid tribute to her late grandfather by wearing one of his tuxedoes. This made her special night even more meaningful. The two different looks demonstrate the versatility of a classic suit.
Bright colors also made a splash on the orange carpet. The 6th overall pick, Haley Jones, had fun with color and texture in her green Sergio Rossi set featuring velvet panels. Wearing custom Model Atelier as she heard her name called by the Minnesota Lynx, Brea Beal made a statement in a hot pink suit paired with a jeweled, fringe bra top. Second pick, Diamond Miller, chose coral for her monochromatic Model Atelier ensemble which made for a streamlined but fun look. Using color helped these athletes put together unique and bold looks for draft night.
Other highlights of the night included third overall pick Maddy Siegrist, fifth overall pick Lou Lopez Senechal, and Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Siegrist, dressed in custom Model Atelier, remixed a traditional white skirt suit with her strapless top and mini skirt combination. Lopez Senechal chose a toned down, dusty pink suit paired with a sneaker for a fresh and casual vibe. Engelbert opted for a brightly printed dress and matching Gucci platforms while witnessing the future of the WNBA unfold on draft night.