All the 2020 Trends Janice From Friends Wore First

Joy Montgomery

Three words: "Oh. My. Gaaawd!" There are few TV catchphrases as universally recognisable as the squawk of Janice Litman-Goralnik (née Hosenstein). This iconic Friends character might not be one of the central six, yet her moments on-screen can be counted among some of the most memorable of the show's run. Whether you love her or loathe her, one thing's for certain: Janice had one of the most personality-packed wardrobes of all the Friends cast.

From head-to-toe leopard print and acid-green suits to flashy logos and high-shine boots, Janice was the queen of the "so bad it's good" ensemble. Back in the '90s, her outfit choices were considered tacky, yet as is often the case with fashion, things have come full circle, and suddenly some of her fave looks are starting to look quite—dare we say—chic? Yes, they're still very maximalist, however, we could totally image ourselves donning a Janice-inspired leopard-print shirt this year.

What can we say? Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. Scroll down to see our favourite Janice fashion trends and how to wear them now.

Costume Jewellery

Style Notes: Bold, plastic and pink—Janice was a big fan of statement earrings. For an updated look, try Mango, Topshop or even Simone Rocha. 


Mango Multicolour Pendant Earrings (£18)

Topshop Hoop Resin Earrings (£13)

Simone Rocha Crystal-Daisy Hoop Earrings (£295)

Leopard Print

Style Notes: Janice was so ahead of her time when it comes to the leopard-print trend, and she regularly embraced a full-on head-to-toe look. While we might not be daring enough to wear triple leopard, like Janice above, a statement leopard skirt or coat seems quite at home in our closet. 


Zara Animal Print Frock Coat (£60)

Warehouse Leopard Printed Midi Dress (£49)

Hush Leopard Print Military Jacket (£75)

Green Aesthetic

Style Notes: It was an unusual colour choice for a suit in the '90s, but the recent runways were awash with Kermit-coloured pieces. 


Balenciaga Stretch Wool Blazer (£1925)

Alice + Olivia Dylan Wide-Leg Trousers (£305)

Topshop Green Chiffon Ruffle Maxi Dress (£65)

Logoed Accessories

Style Notes: No, it's not subtle, but does Janice care? Not even a little bit. She was all about the shouty accessories and look-at-me logos—an attitude that can be seen in 2020's top-selling accessories. Think Gucci's logo belt or Jacquemus's mini bags.


Fendi FF Acetate Earrings (£450)

Gucci Logo Belt (£240)

Jacquemus Le Chiquito Mini Leather Tote (£398)

Patent Ankle Boots

Style Notes: The moment Janice bumps into Rachel and Ross at the hospital before giving birth is a memorable one. We, however, were slightly distracted by her incredible patent ankle boots, which wouldn't look out of place in new-season collections.

Carvela Softly Patent Square Toe Ankle Boots (£49)

Prada Patent Boots (£930)

& Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Square Toe Boots (£135)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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