The undisputed fashion queen of Friends, Rachel Green (played by Jennifer Aniston) rocked all the latest trends of the time, and even inspired some new ones. From her iconic haircut, dubbed “the Rachel”, to her signature miniskirt-and-stockings uniform, there wasn’t a fashion moment that Rachel Green couldn’t make her own. Flash forward nearly two decades after the series finale aired, and we’re still looking to Rachel for style advice. In honour of our favourite Central Perk waitress, we’ve assembled some of her most iconic outfits throughout the 10-year series.
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Rachel Green’s wedding dress
This dress, though iconic, dates the show, being your classic '90s wedding dress — pouffy and over the top. If Rachel can pull this off, she can pull off just about anything!
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Rachel Green the layering Queen
A pro at layering pieces in her outfits, this long-sleeve shirt somehow works seamlessly under this strappy button-detail dress. Look familiar? It should, seeing as this style dress – and method of layering – has been a major trend again in recent years. Take note: this is a great way to extend the life of those beloved summer dresses into the colder months.
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Rachel Green’s bold power suit
We love a good flashback episode, and Friends never disappointed. In this episode, we get an early glimpse into the ultra chic styling of Rachel before she joined the gang. Rocking this bold purple two-piece skirt-suit, we’re getting major vintage Chanel vibes and feeling super inspired to sport our own on-trend coordinated power suit this season!
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Rachel Green’s miniskirts
If there was one style that we had to peg as Rachel’s signature look throughout the series, we’d have to pick the miniskirt. Sporting the style for the entire decade the show was on air, Rachel schooled us on just how to make your minis work – no matter the weather.
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Rachel Green’s monochromatic magic
In one of the earlier Friends seasons, Rachel sports a monochromatic skirt-suit style with this buttoned-up jacket and maxi skirt, both in a matching blue-purple shade.
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Rachel Green’s maximum maxi skirts
In this “what-if” alternate reality episode, the gang are shown as they might have been had they made different choices in their lives. Rachel, an unhappily married socialite, sports some of her most eccentric looks. Our favourite piece worn in the episode? This timeless white maxi skirt – so chic!
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Rachel Green’s knee-high boots
Knee-high boots made the rounds between all the female co-stars on the series, but no one quite set the standard for rocking the style like Rachel Green. Pairing hers under midi and maxi skirts and showing them off with her signatures mini skirts, Rachel proved you really can get a lot of wear out of this specific style of boot.
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Rachel Green’s leopard print coat
Looking back at another memorable ensemble from this “what-if”-themed episode from season six, Rachel once again makes a splash in this leopardprint blazer-style coat.
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Rachel Green’s plaid skirts
Matching her outfit colours seamlessly, Rachel makes lime green work with this sleeveless turtleneck and checked pencil skirt. Check print is still going strong into the summer season, and like most fashion-favourites from Rachel’s wardrobe, we doubt you’ll be seeing it crop up on any fashion-fail roundups.
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Rachel Green’s sporty look
Stepping out in her best sporty ensemble, Rachel means business in this adorable athletic getup. How cute is that backwards cap with her pigtail-hairstyle?
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Rachel Green’s athleisure pants
Showing us that casual can be cool, Rachel made a thing of striped athleisure-style pants long before it was the massive trend it is today.
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Rachel Green’s tunics
Pairing a graphic tunic with a shrunken knit cardigan and making it all work over jeans is no easy feat, but for Rachel, it’s all in a day’s work. We love how effortlessly this outfit comes together!
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Rachel Green’s off-the-shoulder look
Some of Rachel’s greatest fashion hits took place in her office, where she managed to make work clothes look more fun than casual attire. After all, she did work for Ralph Lauren. Here, she rocks a silky necktie with a striped off-the-shoulder poplin blouse and black pants.
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Rachel Green’s sheer tops
Looking every bit on-trend for present day, Rachel makes head-to-toe black work by breaking up the drab tone with a blouse that features sheer fabric and ruffle details.
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Rachel Green’s wide leg culottes
Nude pom-pom-detail pumps and loose-fitting grey culottes? Yes, please! Serving us timeless style, Rachel makes this look her own by rocking it with a floaty pink blouse in her signature bohemian style on the set of Friends.
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Rachel Green’s everyday denim
One of the most common wardrobe themes amongst the entire cast throughout the series was their shared love of great denim. Easily one of Rachel’s favourite go-to looks, denim and casual t-shirts and tanks were never hard to spot on an episode of the hit show.
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More Rachel Green denim
Another one of those great outfits that wouldn’t be out of place in present-day, Rachel sports a funky print top with a midi denim skirt in a dark wash.
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Rachel Green’s crop top with loose pants
Rachel proves that ultra casual pieces like this cropped tank top and pair of cargo-style pants can still look put together with the right colour palette.
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Rachel Green’s overshirt style
Thanks to Ross’ character, Rachel sports a permanent-marker moustache for most of this Las Vegas-set episode. But true to form, it does little to shake her stellar style sense, as she struts around the casino in this cute airport-ready outfit.
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Rachel Green’s slip dress
Indulging in a little retail-therapy, Rachel looks sweet and stylish in a slinky slip dress, which she dresses down for daytime with casual platform flip-flops and loosely pulled-back hair.
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Rachel Green’s bridesmaid dress
Twinning with on-screen bestie Phoebe, Rachel is every bit the show-stopping bridesmaid in a floral gown that could easily work in any present-day summer wedding.
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Rachel Green’s layered blouse
Those black pants really do work with everything! Here, Rachel pairs them with a pretty layered blouse that features fluted sleeves and embroidery throughout.
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Rachel Green’s casual cool aesthetic
Keeping it casual came easy to Rachel, who always managed to put her own California-cool spin on any fashion trend. Here, her character shows us just how it’s done with a crisp white cropped t-shirt and tan pants in a loose fit with a cute drawstring waist.
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Rachel Green’s vacation style
With no shortage of vacation episodes to choose from, we had to go with this beachy ensemble, worn by Rachel on her mini couples’ getaway with guest star Bruce Willis. Her fun printed blouse, worn over an easy tank with casual low-rise pants, gives her an off-duty feel and has her looking both laid back and stylish on her mini romantic getaway.
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Rachel Green’s t-shirts
When Rachel reluctantly celebrated her 30th birthday, she nixed the glam and opted instead for a super casual ensemble. Looking to a classic cropped white t-shirt and pajama-style pants, Rachel proved you don’t have to get dressed up to rock a crown!
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Rachel Green’s denim jacket
Rachel wears a denim jacket with dark wash jeans for a look that’s both effortless and timeless – and a nod to one of the biggest trends that started in Canada!
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Rachel Green’s maternity style
How about a hand for Rachel’s adorable pregnancy style?
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Rachel Green’s graphic tops
Sporting her signature black mini skirt and black stockings, Rachel makes the most of her waitress-uniform by pairing it with a fitted black top with zipper detail and graphic print – and can we take a second to appreciate the coordinating apron?
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Rachel Green’s checkered pants
Phoebe was known for her eccentric and often unusual fashion sense, so we’re guessing some of that rubbed off on Rachel in this scene where she bravely pairs a cardigan and top with cropped check-print loose-fitting pants and patent loafer-style shoes. A little much? We think so. But does Rachel still manage to pull it off? Yep!