Here's how to recreate all the best Rachel Green outfits

The 90s at its finest

Rachel Green in Friends
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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.

1998 Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in Year 4 of Friends

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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. 

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Levi’s, 501® Original Cropped Jeans,  $98 (opens in new tab) | £95 (opens in new tab)

The 501’s are as classic as they come. They are available in 10 shades and have a high waist and a cropped leg.

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Levi’s, Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans, $108 (opens in new tab) | £110 (opens in new tab)

These are a perfect style if you want to capture the 90s trend but still look current, as wide-leg jeans are very in right now.

They come in the perfect 90s mid-blue, have a super-high rise, and look extra flattering.

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.

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Urban Outfitters, UO Cameron Ribbed T-Shirt, $25 (opens in new tab) | £16 (opens in new tab)

The most perfect 90s Baby T-shirt we ever did see, it's white and ribbed and even has a scooped V-neck which is very Rachel Green!

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.

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Monki, Soft Mini Slip Dress, $25 (opens in new tab) | £20 (opens in new tab)

This Monki slip dress would look perfect with some chunky dad trainers, maybe layered with a white T-shirt.

4. The Green Dress

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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.

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Whistles, Maria square-neck woven maxi dress, $235 (opens in new tab) | £199 (opens in new tab)

Yes, this literally is THE Rachel dress. 

 

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H&M, Ribbed Dress, $14.99 (opens in new tab) | £11.99 (opens in new tab)

This H&M dress is the perfect alternative to the Whistles dress if you're shopping on a budget. It's the same mint green and features a square neck, so we're fully obsessed.

5. Overalls

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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.

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Levi's, Loose Overall, £110 (opens in new tab)

Overalls really are a 90s staple, they're perfect for all seasons and are the easiest outfit to throw on.

Currently, the long overalls aren't available in the US, but you can get your hands on the “Shortfalls” which Rachel Green also wore.

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Levi's, Vintage Shortfalls, $59.50 (opens in new tab)

These are so cute and the color is perfect.

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. 

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H&M, Oxford Shirt, $24.99 (opens in new tab) | £17.99 (opens in new tab)

A nice white shirt is an essential component of your wardrobe and can make any outfit suddenly timeless.

Pair with an A-line skirt for a smart work look or wear with jeans.

7. USA top

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.

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ASOS DESIGN, Sweatshirt with USA Print in Grey Marl, $13.05 (opens in new tab) | £12 (opens in new tab)

Graphic sweatshirts and USA-themed tops are a big 90s trend and will give any outfit a vintage vibe.

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H&M, Printed Sweatshirt, $29.99 (opens in new tab) |  £19.99 (opens in new tab)

Right now you can pick up a sweatshirt with every US sports team or university on it. We love this one from H&M!

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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Monki, A-line Mini Skirt, $25 (opens in new tab) | £20 (opens in new tab)

Rachel's go-to for her Central Perk shifts. An A-line skirt is super flattering and very versatile. 

9. Turtleneck 

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.

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Weekday, Verena Ribbed Turtleneck, $25 (opens in new tab) | £18 (opens in new tab)

You can never go wrong with a turtleneck! Rachel expertly styles them with dungarees, A-line skirts, and jeans and they look gorgeous every time.

Everyone needs a turtleneck in their lives.

10. Chic accessories

An image of Jennifer Aniston as FRIENDS Rachel Green, she is wearing a black little black dress and timeless jewellery

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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. 

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Missoma, Baroque Claw T-Bar Bracelet, $175 (opens in new tab) | £135 (opens in new tab)

Missoma is our go-to for both on trend and timeless jewels. Recreate this Rachel Green look with a classic pearl bracelet. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. 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 beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


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.