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Retrofficiel: Get Jennifer Aniston's Style with This Iconic 1990s Fashion Moment

The 'Friends' alum and overall acclaimed actress continues to inspire fans with her iconic style, so we looked back at a look from the height of the hit show.
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For over 25 years, Jennifer Aniston has fascinated the whole planet. Since starring as Rachel Green on Friends, the hit '90s show that will now have a reunion special later this year, the actress has become a style icon. At the center of 1990s fashion, Aniston found an iconic style all her own, and her timeless influence has become a global phenomenon in the last few years with the return of turn-of-the-millennium trends. Amidst a time when '90s nostalgia accounts and remakes seem to be everywhere, this everlasting love for the star has inspired an increasing amount of people to emulate her early career style.

L'Officiel is helping you to recreate some of the most memorable looks from 1990s fashion, and we couldn't go without including this simple yet effective look from 1997. Creating a minimal silhouette based on a black mini dress with straps, a black staple purse, and minimal black sandals, Aniston's ensemble is an instant classic that many still try to emulate to this day. Below, study up on the full 1990s fashion classic and learn how to recreate it by shopping a chic and versatile set of items available now.

The Original

Recreate the Look

Michelle Mason

This dress resembles Aniston's almost exactly, so it's the perfect option if you're set on recreating her tried-and-true look as closely as possible. The silk material adds a sophistication that you can build upon with a blazer or throw when you're looking for another layer.

Michelle Mason, Crystal-embellished silk-crepe mini dress, $795, Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent

Want a thicker strap that still adheres beautifully to Aniston's 1990s fashion moment? This Saint Laurent number will show off your figure without sacrificing the comfort of a knit.

Saint Laurent, Metallic ribbed-knit mini dress, $690, Net-a-Porter

& Other Stories

Many of us own a fairly inexpensive LBD that we likely bought for wearing all over town, and it's time to embrace a replacement that ups the quality while still being something you feel comfortable wearing on a regular basis. & Other Stories has come to the rescue, delivering the perfect minimalist profile that you can work into a capsule wardrobe or otherwise embrace with a range of styling options.

& Other Stories, Spaghetti Strap Mini Skater Dress, $59,  & Other Stories 

 

Gucci

Nothing adds a modern touch to your nostalgic ensemble like Gucci. While this bag is tamer than some of the brand's campy creations, everyone will still be sure to notice the expert craft, and you just may want to carry it every day.

Gucci, Lady Lock two-way handbag, $2,635, Farfetch

Miu Miu

Showcasing luxurious details while still having a low enough profile to fit into the minimalist 1990s fashion aesthetic, this bag will become your new best friend far beyond recreating Aniston's iconic look.

Miu Miu, crocodile-effect tote bag, $1,950, Farfetch

S.Joon

In a world where mini bags are dominating the field, it's time to let go of practicality when you can and embrace an accessory that makes a statement. This bag is, in fact, big enough to hold all your essentials for the evening (like Purell, both of your AirPods, and any travel-sized beauty products), but the teardrop shape is the biggest selling point by far, and you'll be sure to receive lots of compliments.

S.Joon, Teardrop glossed croc-effect leather tote, $400, Net-a-Porter 

Saint Laurent

No one recreates nightlife-ready 1990s fashion like Saint Laurent, and these slingbacks are versatile while having a unique profile you'll want to wear everywhere. When you're done, pair them with latex leggings and an oversized blazer to embody the look of the brand's most recent show.

Saint Laurent, Anouk patent-leather slingback sandals, $695, Net-a-Porter

A.W.A.K.E. Mode

Slowly but surely, warm weather is coming, so it's not long before you'll want a pair of strappy sandals to wear out all summer. With a square toe, this pair stands out from the rest without being too glaring to wear on a regular basis.

A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Rebecca leather sandals, $440, Net-a-Porter

Chanel

Want to work a bit of that je ne sais quoi into your 1990s fashion-inspired look? Chanel is the way to go. This interpretation of the brand's classic two-toned slingbacks is ready to bring French heritage into your nightlife look.

Chanel, 1990s contrast toe cap pumps, $456, Farfetch

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