How To Recreate Every One of Rachel Green’s Thanksgiving Outfits

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In this world, there are two universal truths: one is that Jennifer Aniston simply doesn’t age and the other is that some way, somehow, Rachel Green’s Friends outfits remain in style even as time goes on.

Rachel Green’s outfits (and hair, obviously) defined the ’90s, and her cool-girl, effortless looks all offer something to aspire to even in 2021. Sure, Monica and Phoebe had looks that will stick in our minds until the end of time, but Rachel just got it. She seldom wore something that we wouldn’t happily wear today, and considering it’s over 25 years later, that’s saying something.

Every year, one of the most difficult dressing conundrums is, of course, choosing a Thanksgiving look, and who better to turn to for inspiration than Rachel Green herself? We’ve replicated every Thanksgiving outfit Rachel ever wore, from her iconic football look to what she cooked her infamous trifle in.

Unsure of what to wear for the most important meal of the year? We’re turning to an expert: Ms. Rachel Green herself.


1. Season 3, Episode 9

When I think of a Friends Thanksgiving episode, my mind goes straight to this one—and for those of us who want to stick to something cozy on Turkey Day, this is it.

T-shirthat | long-sleeve shirtlong-sleeve shirt (plus-size) | joggersjoggers (plus-size) | shoes 



2. Season 10, Episode 8

Nobody does a twist on preppiness like Rachel Green, and lucky for us, preppy looks are back in full swing for 2021. Take inspiration from Rachel and layer a black sweater tank over a crisp, white button-up, and you’ve got an understated-but-festive winner of an outfit.

tank | bracelet | button-upjeansjeans (plus-size) | boots


3. Season 8, Episode 9

The star of this episode was Brad Pitt, but the runner up was this whimsical lace top that was as festive as they come. 

toptop (plus-size) | layered necklace | jeansboots


4. Season 6, Episode 9

Rachel didn’t know a thing about how to bake a trifle, but she did know how to pick the perfect color sweater for Thanksgiving dinner. Paired with a red lip? To die for.

cardiganskirtskirt (plus-size) | boots

5. Season 1, Episode 9

Rachel’s first Thanksgiving outfit was, in my humble opinion, one of her best. The simplicity of this sweater with some black pants screams “I don’t need to try too hard to be the best-dressed cousin.”

sweatersweater (plus-size) | watch | mom jeans | boots


6. Season 4, Episode 8

Yes, Ross was the worst in this episode, but Rachel’s chic layered look was (almost) distracting enough to steal the whole episode.

turtleneck | button-upbutton-up (plus-size) | skirtskirt (plus-size) | knee-high boots


7. Season 5, Episode 8

A red sweater on Thanksgiving isn’t exactly a new idea, but Rachel makes it work—we want to copy the look immediately. 

sweaternecklace | pantspants (plus-size) | black boots


8. Season 7, Episode 8

In all of Friends, this is one of my top three favorite looks worn by any character. This is all-black done right with a mix of textures to make it interesting. A long black leather skirt and knee-high leather boots? It doesn’t get better than that.

sweaterskirtknee-high boots


9. Season 9, Episode 8

A wine-colored sweater is the quintessential go-to of Thanksgiving-wear, but we think Rachel would swap these pants for 2021’s faux-leather trend (in a similar color, of course). The result? The fall-toned color palette of our dreams.

sweater | earringspantspants (plus-size) | booties



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