By Naomi Jamieson published
Trends come and go, but there is one era we can’t let go of and that’s 90s fashion. The nostalgia is real, and can you really blame us? The 90s gave us blowouts, mom jeans, baby T’s and, most importantly, it gave us the style icon that is Rachel Green from Friends. If, like us, you are obsessed with everything Rachel wears, here are the best Rachel Green outfits and how to recreate them.
One of the things from the 90s that keeps us coming back for more is the effortlessness and simplicity. You could throw on some mom jeans, a white T-shirt and a flannel shirt and be the height of fashion. Everything was high-waisted, cropped and just cool.
Rachel Green is the perfect 90s inspo when it comes to fashion because she wore so many different outfits throughout the show. Whatever you’re into, you can find a Rachel Green look somewhere in the series that’s perfect for you.
So prepare to fall in love, and empty your bank accounts because we’ve found everything you need to build your Rachel Green capsule wardrobe.
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1. Mom Jeans
Let’s start with the most essential, but also annoying, piece. The mom jean is a classic that you will see Rachel wearing constantly—although they probably just called them jeans in the 90s.
To get the retro look, you need to find a classic, mid-blue pair that are fitting around your waist and booty but looser around your legs.
That’s where the annoying part comes in, because finding the perfect fit can be very much a case of trial and error—but once you find them, you’re set for life. With jeans, sadly cheaper is not better. If you want your jeans to last and really give you that classic look, you're best going for classics like Levi's.
Levi’s really does understand the assignment when it comes to mid-blue, flattering jeans. We promise you the jeans that Rachel and most of the cast wear throughout the show are Levi’s—just have a look out for the labels next time you watch an episode.
2. Baby T-shirt
The baby T-shirt ties in perfectly with the mom jeans. Rachel is a big fan, wearing them throughout the first and second season, often pairing a little graphic T-shirt with her jeans.
And luckily for us, baby T’s are really having a moment, so we have a lot to choose from.
3. Slip Dress
A slip dress is a 90s essential and no-brainer. You can either wear it on its own for a cute, date-night look or put a white T underneath for a more laid-back, grungy look. Rachel wears slip-dresses in both ways.
4. The Green Dress
Rachel Green's best look pic.twitter.com/aa6IXBCV1wSeptember 1, 2021
Ah, Rachel Green's iconic dress. For many of us, it’s been the dress of our dreams since we first saw the episode called The One Where No One’s Ready.
The fit, the color—everything about it is perfect. It’s the ultimate third date dress if you ask us, and we all need one of them in our wardrobe.
appreciation tweet for one of my favourite rachel green outfits pic.twitter.com/exuzrSzcbvSeptember 4, 2020
Overalls are always a staple. You can wear them in summer with a vest or in winter with a jumper. And Rachel loves them and wears blue denim overalls in several of the earlier episodes.
6. White shirt
Some of our favorite Rachel outfits are actually her workwear, as she works in fashion for the majority of the show and her looks are always sophisticated and chic.
The beauty of a white shirt is that it can be dressed up or down. You can wear it with a skirt or a pair of black trousers for the perfect work or date look or with jeans for a cool, minimal outfit.
7. USA top
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Rachel wore a lot of USA-themed tops and jumpers, and as with the baby T’s they’re really easy to find because they are very much back in style.
8. Black A-line skirt
There is something so flattering about an A-line skirt. Although you might think it’s a bit too schoolish, it’s one of Rachel’s staples.
You can spot her in black skirts when she’s working in the coffee house, and in the episode where Ross and Rachel kiss for the first time—see, we know what we’re talking about.
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If you really want to dress like Rachel, you’ll need a turtleneck or two in your wardrobe. Like white shirts, they can be dressed up or down and are great for transitional weather.
10. Chic accessories
When it comes to accessories, Rachel always favored neat and clean proportions opting for a jewelry wardrobe of timeless classics—much like this pearl bracelet pictured above or simple stud earrings.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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