The best Rachel Green outfits and where to shop them

These '90s fits will never go out of style 😍


by Samantha Price |
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There's no denying it, Rachel from Friends will forever be the ultimate 'it' girl of the 90s - which is why we've rounded up the best Rachel Green outfits, and affordable high street dupes. Even her bouncy blowdry, nicknamed The Rachel, was once the most requested cut at salons everywhere. It isn't just her signature hairstyle, but her stunning lippy and enviable outfits that have inspired generations of girls throughout the years.

Friends may have aired almost thirty years ago, but Rachel Green's outfits never seem to go out of style. Be it a leather blazer or denim overalls, Rachel looked incredible every single time. And of course, who could forget her favourite staple piece to go with every look? A turtleneck, duh.

Believe it or not, creating a style icon was unintentional when stylist Debra McGuire dressed Jennifer Aniston on set. Instead of following the fashion of the time, the Friends stylist wanted to show the progression of each character from the show with their own unique colour palettes.

Whether she intended to create a style icon or not, create one she did. So, if you're looking to recreate some of the most iconic looks from one of the show's most stylish characters, here are the best Rachel Green outfits and where you can get them on the high street.

SHOP: The best Rachel Green outfits

Rachel's Sleeveless Denim VestCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £45 (was £65)

Can you get any more '90s than a denim vest? Wear with a black bodycon skirt like Rachel or pair it with even more denim for a double denim moment. Vintage? Adorable. We found this pretty similar denim dupe in this Tommy Jeans Cropped Denim Vest over at ASOS if you're loving this look.

Rachel's Tartan SkirtCREDIT: YouTube / SUPERDRY

This look is nothing short of a cultural reset. We all remember Rachel's tartan skirt, turtleneck and knee-high baseball socks from this episode. Although it's not the exact same skirt, we know that Rachel would appreciate this choice of Tartan Skirt from Superdry. You could even change up the colour of the turtleneck if you wanted to, as well.

Rachel's Knicks SweatshirtCREDIT: YouTube / ETSY

What a LOOK. The preppy princess could also do sporty like no other. We reckon this oversized sweatshirt would go perfectly with a pair of cycling shorts in true throwback fashion. This is also an exact replica of the Knicks Sweatshirt Rachel wore in Friends, and is also available to shop in grey.

Rachel's Black Fur Trim CoatCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £79 (was £156)

Ugh, we are OBSESSED with Rachel's coat in this episode. Fur trims are in this season, and they add a glamorous touch to an otherwise cool coat. We love the idea of her walking the streets of New York in this. She was so ahead of the game. Get the look with QED London's Suedette Hooded Coat with Faux Fur Trims.

Rachel's Brown Laced-Up TopCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £9 (was £20)

Is it just us or does this top look like she literally could have bought it yesterday? So on trend, this Jumper with Lace Up Detail from ASOS is an almost perfect match. In this episode, Rachel wears it with black tailored pants, but for an updated version you could throw it on with a pair of jeans.

Rachel's Black Borg Longline CoatCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £30.50 (was £100)

For the ultimate look, wear this textured borg coat over a black bodycon dress with your hair in a French twist and you're on your way to being the next Rachel Green. Borg coats have been in high demand over the last year or so, and we're so glad they're making an appearance. This QED London Teddy Longline Coat is a fairly close find.

Rachel's USA TopCREDIT: YouTube / ETSY

This USA Shirt that Rachel wore can also be found on Etsy. The original is giving us more of a knit texture, but this long-sleeved top is otherwise identical. In this episode, Rachel wears it with a pair of black high-waisted shorts and high-heeled ankle boots, although we could definitely see this outfit with a pair of white trainers, too.

Rachel's Leather BlazerCREDIT: YouTube / Warehouse
Price: £62.30 (was £89)

Leather blazers are back, baby. Thankfully for you, this one from Warehouse is on offer. The Single Breasted Modern Faux Leather Blazer is also a fairly close dupe to Rachel's maroon leather blazer she wore in multiple episodes of Friends. In terms of styling, its buttons open with a black tee and black tailored trousers underneath.

Rachel's Mint Green DressCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS

Truly showstopping, just like Ross, our jaws dropped when we saw Rachel in this dress. Luckily for you, there's an identical version of it on ASOS right now and you'll find a match in this Maxi Dress with Split Detail in Light Sage. In a pretty mint green with a side split hem, all you need is a matching mint green clutch bag to go with it.

Rachel's Argyle CardiganCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £19.50 (was £26)

Alright, so it's not identical but this Violet Romance Cropped Jumper in Pastel Argyle from ASOS is pretty cute, right? We spotted Rachel wearing a lot of argyle print to go with the 'old-money' vibe she's got going on. Whether it was an argyle jumper, dress or cardigan, Rachel looked great in them all.

Rachel's Contrast Trim CardiganCREDIT: YouTube / Wallis
Price: £38.50 (was £55)

Taking some inspo from the cardigan she wears in this episode, we've found a similar vibe in this Black Tipped Cardigan. In earlier seasons, Rachel had a preppy vibe and later developed a more sophisticated style when she bagged a job at Ralph Lauren. Jealous much? Absolutely. This cardigan is the perfect combination of preppy and polished.

Rachel's Gingham DressCREDIT: YouTube / DEBENHNAMS

We could definitely see Rachel in this Retro Houndstooth Mini Dress from Debenhams. Plus, if you're wanting to play up the '90s aesthetic, throw on an oversized vintage denim jacket and give yourself a bouncy blowdry for the full effect.

Rachel's Sleeveless Cable Knit JumperCREDIT: YouTube / PULL AND BEAR

Rachel's favourite? You guessed it. A turtleneck. Looking for an updated version? This Cable Knit Halter Neck Top from Pull and Bear can be worn on its own or layered as it's a versatile piece. Ideal for transitional months.

Rachel's White BlazerCREDIT: YouTube / EGO
Price: £20 (was £60)

We LOVE this look that Rachel is wearing for her night out. White turtleneck? Check. White skirt? Check. White bag? Check. White blazer? We need it. This Oversized Button Up Tailored Blazer from EGO is a cosy replica with a more updated silhouette.

rachel-green-outfitsCREDIT: YouTube / H&M
Price: £34.99

Denim dungarees were another one of Rachel's favourites and she can be seen wearing these quite a lot. Whether they're blue denim, washed denim or black denim, we've seen Rachel in them all. From long dungarees to shortalls, she looked incred in all of them. Plus, they go with almost anything.

Rachel's Brown Half Zip JumperCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS

This Cable Knit Wool Jumper from ASOS is the cosiest thing ever. It's certainly one way to keep you snug during colder months while looking so on trend. It might not be an exact colour match, but it's a very similar vibe to Jen An's original.

Rachel's 'Save The Drama For Your Mama' T-shirtCREDIT: YouTube / ETSY

If you want an exact copy of this sassy t-shirt Rachel wore, you can get your own at Etsy. She truly loved a logo tee, and can we blame her? Throw this 'Save The Drama For Your Mama' T-shirt on with a pair of jeans for the effortless 'girl next door' vibe.

Rachel's Cargo PantsCREDIT: YouTube / NEW LOOK

Thanks to a Y2K fashion resurgence, cargo pants are in, and the fit of these Olive Slim Fit Cargo Pants from New Look are THE most flattering that we could find. We cannot get enough. Pair with a logo tee and casual bun for a relaxed Rachel look.

Rachel's Pinstripe BlazerCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £19 (was £42)

A boss b*tch moment, Rachel was a career-driven gal and her pinstripe jacket certainly makes a statement. We also love that the jacket she wears also features fur trims. Obsessed. Although it doesn't come with fur trims, this Noisy May Cropped Tailored Blazer from ASOS gives that polished vibe.

Rachel's Brown Jumper DressCREDIT: YouTube / ASOS
Price: £20.50 (was £60)

This jumper dress is the perfect transitional piece in your wardrobe. Whether you layer it or wear it on its own the way Rachel did in this episode, it's an outfit you can really feel cosy in. Style this Brown Jumper Dress from ASOS with accessories to replicate her look, such as a claw clip, earrings and necklace.

How to dress like Rachel Green from Friends?

Looking to recreate Rachel Green's outfits? Here are some top tips to serve as inspiration for creating a Rachel-inspired outfit from Friends.

• Especially in earlier seasons, Rachel went for a preppy or sporty vibe.

• As was the trend in the '90s, layering is your friend.

• Think turtlenecks, plaid patterns, argyle print, slip dresses, oversized sweatshirts, denim vests and overalls.

• Consider her colour palette and pick outfits that feature greens, blues, blacks, whites and browns.

• Wear accessories like turquoise rings and claw clips to pull an outfit together

• Finally, loafers or knee-high boots would be the perfect option as footwear.

Main image credit: YouTube

Samantha 'Sam' Price is a Beauty, Fashion & Wellness Products Writer at heat magazine. In 2021, Sam began her journey as a Storytelling Executive at Closer and heatworld on an internship, creating beauty and fashion content across these brands. It was 2022 when Sam was employed as a Commercial Content Writer writing about Family Life on Yours, Mother & Baby and Spirit & Destiny. Now, she specialises in beauty, fashion and wellness content across many brands.

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