Proof That Rachel Green Predicted 2017's Biggest Trends
I should probably start this with a disclaimer: I grew up watching Friends religiously. I struggle to remember a time where more than a month has passed where I haven't watched at least one episode over the past 20-odd years. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up with Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey on my TV, and nostalgia keeps drawing me back in, or if it’s the life lessons (like what not to do when you’re wearing leather pants) and outfits that still keep me entertained. Regardless, whenever my boyfriend suggests we re-watch the series from start to finish, I fall in love all over again (with him, and my Friends).
Which brings me to why we’re here today. Fashion has reached peak ’90s and early-’00s revival, and on my most recent Friends binge, I realised that Rachel Green (played by Jennifer Aniston) predicted all of 2017’s biggest trends. From obvious ’90s pieces like slip dresses and mom-jeans, to more unexpected trends like flared sleeves and printed pants, Rachel Green is proving to still be the ultimate style inspo.
Keep scrolling to see some of Rachel Green's looks that we'd wear today.
Rachel mixed a vintage tee with printed pants way before Kendall and Gigi.
Fashion girls are obsessed with the colour pink, and it's probably because Rachel did it first.
Chloé brought back the tracksuit this year, but remember when Rachel did it first with a brown turtleneck?