Rachel Berry Vs. Lea Michele Style

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Has anyone else noticed the dramatic difference between Lea Michele's personal style and that of her on-screen character Rachel Berry? We have! We don't expect Lea to walk around in real life sporting knee socks and non-stop argyle, but it's pretty funny how Lea's plunging necklines and Rachel conservative dress are at polar opposites of the style spectrum.

One item of Rachel's that Lea sweats: a tiny gold 'Finn' necklace she tweeted from the show's set in August along with, "Check out Rachel's new necklace for season 2...SO cute!"

Watch this behind-the-scenes video with Glee's costume designer, Lou Eyrich, to learn about how she shops for Lea's character.


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Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

In one episode, Kurt tells Quinn, "Rachel somehow manages to dress like a grandmother and a toddler at the same time." Urging Kurt to perform a makeover, Quinn agrees and says, "Look at her, she's wearing a pants suit. Don't you think the judges are going to take one look at her and maybe want to knock her down a peg or two." Snap! Check out the beyond plunging neckline Lea rocked while visiting the JSYK office last November.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

Argyle is so the epitome of preppitude. Perfectionist Rachel wears a crisp white blouse under a grey sweater (we dare you to find a wrinkle or speck of dirt), while Lea ditches layers on the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her chiffon Catherine Malandrino gown with plunging neckline is her most revealing frock yet. This emerald green number and Tiffany & Co. jewelry had style critics raving and landed Lea on tons of Best Dressed lists. Could Lea be an emerging fashionista? We think so.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

Would ultimate-prepster Lea ever consider pairing such a daring shade of red lipstick with a nude semi-sheer dress? Never. Also note Lea's wrist tattoo... sooooo not Rachel Berry approved. Instead, Rachel dons one of her most boring looks of the show to date.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

Va-va-va-voom! Lea was a showstopper at the 2010 Emmy Awards where she was nominated for lead actress in a comedy series. Her navy blue gown landed her on many a best-dressed list and we have to give Rachel props as well in this season 2 Glee promotional shot. Yes, she's still wearing a cardigan and... is that tweed? But blunt bangs and a bright yellow shirt with ruffle details are a huge improvement over last season's curls and argyle.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

On Glee, actress Lea Michele plays Rachel Berry, a confident, slightly arrogant high school sophomore. Rachel's style totes consists of the 3 P's: prim, proper, and preppy. Check out the way she knots a long strand of pearls and throws on matching earrings. Now that's classy. You won't find too many similarities between Rachel and Lea's fashion tastes -- Lea's way more trendy and hello, tighter! At the premiere of New Moo, Lea raises Rachel's hemline a little (okay a lot) to show some skin, other than just her kneecaps. Eat your heart out, Finn.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

Those shoes look like they came from the Gaga episode of Glee, but nope, that was just Lea at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. Seriously, could her character's style BE any different from her own? It doesn't look like it.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

"What I love about Rachel is that she knows what she wants, and she's sticking with that," Lea reveals. Apparently Rachel wants sweaters. And plaid. And blouses. Although Lea's on Team Rachel, she kisses the Glee girl's blues buh-bye while wearing a beefed up shade of the hue at a screening for her hit show in May. Lea's all smiles while bringing sexy back in her sleek, skin showing mini and strappy heels. Even though Quinn thinks Rachel "looks like a five year old," we bet she'd be a fan of Lea's real-life look.

Rachel Berry vs. Lea Michele

While Rachel's booty curves are usually hard to spot, Lea proudly flaunts hers outside the Late Show with David Letterman in October. But we know one guy with his eyes on Rachel's, err, backside. While the brunette beauty is belting out "Endless Love" with Mr. Schue, Finn thinks to himself, "I never noticed how nice Rachel's butt is. Oh crap, I think Quinn knows that I'm staring at it." And after Rachel's makeover gone wrong, Finn tells her, "I actually like the way you usually dress. Sequin leg warmers and stuff." These two are so gonna get together!

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Cable knit cardigan. Check. White collared blouse. Check. Plaid. Check. Knee highs. Check. Conservative. Double check. Meanwhile, Lea goes for a daring silhouette and print at a Glee party last year.

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