The bridesmaids should never outshine the bride. Some brides, however, seem to be taking this to the extreme when dressing up their maids of honor. Or maybe time changes fashion trends so much, that after some the style that was "in" starts to look simply ridiculous. Either way, Bored Panda has collected a series of vintage bridesmaids dresses that are so funny, that you'll probably feel sorry for the women who wore them.

The 70s fashion brought outrageous patterns, floppy hats, and undiscernable silhouettes to the mix, 80s fashion later added vivid color, spandex, and space-filling hairdos. No matter the era, though, these absolutely unique vintage outfits would make your silly Spongebob PJs look like a classy suit. Scroll down to check out the images and upvote your favorite outrageous fashion statements!

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Dara 10 months ago

I liked this one

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Jo Smith 10 months ago

OMG what the hell

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PBMc 10 months ago

And after the ceremony, they all went Christmas caroling.

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

For shame! Skinning innocent couches!

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Nini Meow 10 months ago

Almost a rainbow

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Bonnie Blue Bird 10 months ago

At least the bridesmaids will never out shine the bride :)

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Mimis Nachbarin 10 months ago

The bridesmaid on the very rigth looks like Mia Farrow.

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

Down market Princess Di.

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Hope Floats 10 months ago

I had a quilt cover and matching curtains like these dresses in the 70's...Oh dear..

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Night Owl 10 months ago

Weird. The bride looks the least happy

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

Somewhere Tinkerbell is crying.

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Wanda Queen 10 months ago

These women at least look somewhat comfortable and like they're having fun

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Connie Martin 10 months ago

Bride is beautiful.

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Cora Fields 10 months ago

So that's where the Mylar space blankets went.

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PBMc 10 months ago

I'm sure the outfits are bad but I can't see them. My eyes are glued on the hair of the guy on the right.

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Xiaolaohu 10 months ago

I think this one might actually be a ballet?

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Connie Martin 10 months ago

Put some wheels under this and you've got a pretty decent parade float.

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

What's with the babushkas on the little kids?

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Wynand 10 months ago

Blessed be the fruit.

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KaPOW 10 months ago

I actually quite like these (for that time anyway!)

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Lizard Queen 10 months ago

The dresses are blessedly simple. The issue here is the headgear. They look like someone re-purposed Easter decorations.

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Jo Smith 10 months ago

The expression on the bridesmaid at the front says it all...

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Nikki Ferguson 10 months ago

Now these bridesmaids dresses are cool...unfortunately I don't think the groomsmen suits will ever come back in fashion

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Brenda Baker 10 months ago

"Jimmy and I met when we both ordered a Tequila Sunrise at the bar...."

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Lizard Queen 10 months ago

All I can hear is the theme to "The Simpsons."

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Wanda Queen 10 months ago

I forget how young people got married back the day.....all these fresh little faces. Before someone jumps my shit....I'm not saying I think it's a great idea to get married fresh out of high school. I'm just observing.

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KaPOW 10 months ago

These are cute!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 10 months ago

Those dresses remind me of the non-slip decals we used to put in our bathtubs.

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

If you go inside the church, you'll see that all of the wallpaper in the hallways is gone.

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PBMc 10 months ago

I wonder if the bride had an open wound that the Dr didn't want her licking?

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birdhouse 10 months ago

I'd blur out my face too.

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Hope Floats 10 months ago

Do these dresses come with a box of paracetamol?

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Xiaolaohu 10 months ago

Hefty, Hefty cinch sack!

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Wynand 10 months ago

"I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable." George Costanza, Seinfeld.

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Chicago Kitty 10 months ago

The neckline is truly awful!

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Amanda Kirby 10 months ago

I honestly am not bothered by the oddness of the dresses. I just live how happy everyone looks. No one is trying to look cool; they seem genuinely happy to be part of the day.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 10 months ago

Floppy hats for Jesus

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Linda 10 months ago

Wierd placement of the bride

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Connie Martin 10 months ago

Mom designed the dresses and ran them up on her Singer.

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Bride 'I'd like the bridesmaid dresses to clash please'.

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Wynand 10 months ago

It was at that moment that Pinocchio become a real boy.

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CultOfBambi 10 months ago

How long is the middle ones neck!!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

What is it with all these floppy hats?

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Rachel Neye 10 months ago

WTH?!!

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Lizard Queen 10 months ago

Sneezing while holding confetti never ends well.

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