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The ‘90s Trends Rachel Wore Like A Pro On Friends

From overalls to slip dresses and everything in between.

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Rachel Green’s top ‘90s looks from 'Friends' — overalls, slip dresses, chokers, and more — are just ...
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Rachel Green’s hair was the epitome of ‘90s style, with Friends fans clambering for the short-layered, angled look that framed Jennifer Aniston’s face just so. But, with an on-screen career in fashion, it was Green’s wardrobe that presented an array of trends, which defined the decade. Twenty years later, they’re just as popular today.

Rachel’s wardrobe was made up of all the ‘90s essentials: there were the overalls, the short plaid kilts, the slip dresses, and choker necklaces alike. She embraced cool-girl style with a sophisticated edge, reinventing grunge in a way that still felt feminine and even romantic. For dressier occasions, she was known to rock the mini dress — a popular style of the era — in bright colors like red or classic tones like black.

There were dozens of tees layered under slip dresses, cardigans paired with plaid pants, mom jeans, and — of course — a plethora of chokers. Be it date night, heading to the Bloomingdales office, or hanging out with her five besties, Rachel Green’s outfits still remain among the best in television history.

Ahead, find her top ‘90s looks from Friends. And forewarning: you’re going to want to copy them all ASAP.

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Rachel Green’s Overalls

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Though polarizing, overalls were a mainstay of the ‘90s. With long or short silhouettes, this borrowed-from-the-boys look could be layered over baby tees for a more feminine appeal or underneath an equally grungy flannel shirt.


Go for a classic, slouchy fit with cuffed hems, just like you did in your youth.


Rachel Green’s Slip Dresses

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For day or night, slip dresses were huge in the ‘90s. It was, arguably, Rachel’s most frequently worn trend on the show, in various colors, prints, and even lengths.


Opt for a midi length that takes you through morning, noon, and night, with a subtle pattern tones.


Rachel Green’s Denim Vests

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The ‘90s were all about denim and Rachel wore it with ease. A trend that’s only just coming back, however, is the denim vest, which the on-screen character wore on the regular.


There’s nothing more ‘90s than an oversized denim vest that looks like it was pulled straight from your boyfriend’s closet.


Rachel Green’s Kilts

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The preppy schoolgirl mainstay was worn by women of all ages. Rachel often chose to style it with a baby tee or cardigan, knee-high socks, and loafers to lean into the original styling of the trend.


For that Rachel-inspired schoolgirl vibe, go for any number of colorful tartan plaid minis, styled with a shrunken top or cardigan.


Rachel Green’s Chokers

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Be it a stretchy piece of plastic or an 18K gold chain, chokers became more popular than ever throughout the ‘90s. Though all the girls of Friends wore the jewelry trend, Rachel rocked it nearly exclusively.


Though the days of your stretchy “tattoo” necklaces might be gone, there’s still plenty of whimsical beaded options that feel a little more fun.


Rachel Green’s Mom Jeans

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The denim silhouette of choice throughout the decade was certainly mom jeans, which Rachel wore from season to season. Be they styled with a cropped white T-shirt or oversized knit, they always looked impossibly chic on her.


Levi’s is the best when it comes to getting that throwback look, even if you aren’t technically shopping vintage.


Rachel Green’s Little Red Dress

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There’s nothing that screams ‘date night’ quite like a little red dress and Rachel wore them like a pro. It was, of course, a variation on the classic slip dress, but packed a slightly harder punch.


Channel your inner Rachel by slipping into a simple dress with a mini cut and a bold, fire-engine red tone.


Rachel Green’s Layered Tops & Dresses

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Not only did Rachel have a plethora of tight tees and slip dresses, but she layered them on top of one another regularly.


Elevate your layers with a slightly sheer style.


As for the dress, go for a button-front midi dress that Rachel probably owned 10 of.


Rachel Green’s Grunge Outfits

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Few outfits showed off the grunge look quite like the time that Rachel wore baggy plaid pants with a tight tank and open cropped cardigan.


Plaid was the name of the game during the grunge era. When it comes to your more tailored pants, opt for a colorful version of the pattern.


Rachel Green’s Sporty Outfits

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Sure, Rachel might not have been the most sporty of the group, but she certainly dressed the part when necessary. During a Thanksgiving football game, she proved it with a boxing tee, black joggers, and a backwards baseball cap.


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A classic pair of black sweatpants or joggers finish off the sporty look.

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