Rachel Green was the resident fashion girl of Friends throughout the series's 10 seasons. Sure, Monica had great taste in boots (despite not being able to walk in them), and we respect Phoebe’s charmingly eccentric ensembles. But Rachel had a penchant for wearing the most au courant trends of the times (i.e. the late ’90s and early ’00s), has Barneys on speed dial, and is still to this day our inspiration for styling overalls.
It’s no surprise then that Rachel Green outfits are as relevant as ever. Ahead, we’ve outlined 16 ensembles that show how Rachel became a style icon in the first place and why she’s still deserving of the title.
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A pair of overalls and a brown corduroy jacket feel quintessentially '90s.
Slip dresses were essential for apartment parties as well as retail therapy.
Doesn't a Hawaiian shirt feel so summer '17?
Now this is a cuffing style we can get on board with.
Shorteralls and a blazer are unlikely bedfellows. And yet, doesn't it totally work?
This slide deserves a shout-out to both Rachel and Monica for their printed-dress game.
How the '90s did athleisure.
This mixed-print dress is a standout of season 9, when Rachel can't decide if she should pursue a romantic relationship with her friend Joey or not. Thankfully, she didn't have to choose between stripes and flowers, too.
Colorful and color-blocked turtlenecks are proof that Rachel has our winter wardrobe on lock.
Rachel didn't just do the LBD—she opted for an elegant qipao-inspired design.
Even at work at Central Perk, she customized her uniform often, such as with this cool denim vest.
Unafraid of a fashion taboo, Rachel mixed black and brown into outfits with abandon.
Sweatshirts have always been a wardrobe essential, no matter which team you're rooting for.
Rachel Green in her namesake color.
Maybe Rachel wore this tie because it meant business or maybe because she wasn't about to wear off-the-shoulder tops like everyone else.
Rachel was a huge fan of strapless dresses and tops, but this pretty, floral design was a standout.