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Jennifer Aniston's sitcom alter ego was the decade's fashion, personified

lisa vecchione
Friends Rachel Fashion
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1. Pendant Necklaces

Rachel taught us how to accessorize with leathery necklaces topped off with a pendant that totally meant something but also totally didn't.

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2. Chokers

When she wasn't wearing a pendant necklace, it was all about the chokers. Tight to the neck and high on style.

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3. All That Denim

What was the '90s if not the glory days of denim? Rachel taught us how to wear it right.

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4. Overalls

Prime example of denim done right: Rachel's overalls outfits.

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5. Argyle Print Sweaters

One time, Rachel wore a sweater with a simple argyle design on the front. That holiday season we ALL had a similar sweater on our wish list.

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6. Plaid

The '90s was the time of grunge, which meant plaid was all the way in. And Rachel knew!

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7. Bare Midriff

Would we have dared to bare our tummies if Rachel hadn't shown us the way?

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8. Classy Cleavage

Never too much but always just enough.

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9. The Crossed-Arm Pose

Leaning against a wall with legs crossed with the ankles or one foot up on the wall. Leaning toward the camera. The crossed-arm pose was so '90s and all Rachel.

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10. Skirts and Boots

Short skirts and tall boots: That's what the '90s were made of!

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11. Collared Shirt Sets

Thanks to Rachel we were all trying to stuff a collared shirt under a sweater until the geniuses of fashion gave us sweaters with collars already in them.

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12. Printed Pants

She wore them baggy and tight. We followed suit.

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13. Perfect Loungewear

Rachel was the original cool girl. The loose pajama look, the big Knicks sweatshirt.Low-key gems.

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14. Button-Ups

Sometimes they were shirts. Sometimes they were vests. Every time they were perfect.

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15. Makeup Tips

Rachel's makeup was understated to give her a girl-next-door look. Ironically, a great deal of makeup was purchased to replicate this "natural" look at vanities across America.

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16. Hair

Even before her signature cut, Rachel's hair was always flawless. But then came...

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17. “The Rachel”

Once Rachel fluffed and whipped this timeless style, women the world over lost their minds. People are still sporting The Rachel today.