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
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2 years ago

I liked this one

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Jo Smith
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2 years ago

OMG what the hell

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PBMc
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2 years ago

And after the ceremony, they all went Christmas caroling.

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

Kinda scary.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

For shame! Skinning innocent couches!

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Almost a rainbow

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

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

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

The bridesmaid on the very rigth looks like Mia Farrow.

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Down market Princess Di.

diane a
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2 years ago

bubble skirt era

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PBMc
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2 years ago

Maybe it's the hairstyles but a looks like a scene from Flash Dance if Flash Dance had a wedding scene.

Barbara Lipshutz
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2 years ago

I thought EXACTLY the same thing.

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

Very 80's

SBW71
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2 years ago

Maid of Honor looks like Marcia Brady, the real Marcia Brady

scrappyrat
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2 years ago

Seriously, she does. The woman who played Marcia must have had a best friend, right? I think we've found her.

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Business in front, party at the back......mullet dresses!!

Wynand
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2 years ago

Jane Krakowski on the left!

Janell
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2 years ago

My first thought when I saw the picture!

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Dianna Siever
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2 years ago

Oh my god, I had to wear one of these dresses. That, and they didn't listen to me about the volume of my curls when blow dried. Imagine that dress, in purple, with mega Texan hair.

Wynand
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2 years ago

Girls just wanna have fund$

Daniel Miller
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2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣

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Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

Pure 80s

Jenny Blew
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2 years ago

Aaahhhh, the mullet dress....good times.

Happiness is Hippo
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2 years ago

Mullet dress 😂😂😂 I have never heard that before, it’s perfect!!

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

1980 called and wants it's headband back from Marcia Brady.

Ann McNeil
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2 years ago

The maid of honour (I assume) LOOKS like Marcia Brady ....

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Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

The previous ones were so horrific that they make these look slightly ok...

Basil
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2 years ago

Really??? I always find the 80s worse than any other decade, fashion-wise. I feel like the 80s had the goofiness of the 60s and 70s, just cheaper looking. :/

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Mitch Hagan
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2 years ago

The 80s wasn't known for its good judgement.

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

We had extra fabric, but we only added it at the back

Benevolent Panda Mouse
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2 years ago

This is what it looked like to feel “dressed up” in ‘88

Sherrie Glendening
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2 years ago

The bride's dress is pretty, the bridesmaid dresses are pretty...awful!

diane a
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2 years ago

My bridesmaid dress was the most humiliating item I have ever worn

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Amazon QT
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2 years ago

Oh the 80s... sometimes a sad decade for fashion- at least wedding fashion!!

Susan Vilakone
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2 years ago

This is the most 80s thing I’ve ever seen

Kate Micheals
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2 years ago

Classic and timeless. Just timeless...

Diane DesAutels
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2 years ago

Let's see, what's the LEAST flattering point we can put the sashes at?

BusLady
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2 years ago

The one in blue must be her bestie.

Godspeed
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2 years ago

And after the wedding they all went to see Rambo.

Aish Siva
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2 years ago

Just curious how someone looked at those puffy dresses and thought "damn these look beautiful"

Happiness is Hippo
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2 years ago

The 80s - that’s how.

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Azure Adams
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2 years ago

The 80s weddings were the worst for fashion

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

Not just the weddings!

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Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

up up and away

Cat C
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4 months ago

What....... nooooo

Sandra Simpson
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7 months ago

Why ll pink and blue? Is it because all the other ones have daughters and she has a son??

Priscilla Ferrari
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2 years ago

Isn't this how Rachel had to dress in that episode of FRIENDS?

Kathleen Wills
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2 years ago

Too many “timeless” fashion ages to pin one down. But the back of the skirts! What is THAT?

Gemma Lees
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2 years ago

If anyone ever questions why the 80s is referred to as the decade taste forgot, they just need to be shown this.

Bobbie Sauter
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2 years ago

Oh 80's, how I've missed you

Tanya MacLeod
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2 years ago

OMG!!! The hair bands! Lmao

Kim Pratt
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2 years ago

They've all got the "Let's Get Physical" headbands thing going on..lol

Jane Doe
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2 years ago

Was the wedding song, Olivia Newton John's Physical?

Anoushka Black
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2 years ago

:-DDDDD Rambo-5-Sy...ae4af4.jpg Rambo-5-Sylvester-Stallone-Mexican-Cartel-Plot-1024x539-5b71c26ae4af4.jpg

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Headbands...ugh!

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

How were bubble skirts EVER popular, and the dyable shoes lol. wow.

mena torres
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2 years ago

Why one in blue ?

Lisa Greene
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2 years ago

I swear, my mother owns one of the pink dresses!

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

head bands at a wedding???????????

Cherie
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2 years ago

Let me guess...the 1980s

Andrea Allen
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2 years ago

Ok I would not be smiling, at all. Not a bubble dress.

Coco
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2 years ago

they all look like dwarfs xDD

Snow Magnolias
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2 years ago

Because I want my legs to look way shorter than they already are.

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

it was the 80's...own it. :)

Donna McFarland
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2 years ago

Gotta be the 80's..lol

Sophia Black
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2 years ago

wow! the poof!

Paula Anderson
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2 years ago

Gotta show off those matching shoes!

weatherwitch
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2 years ago

Very 80s but ARGH those headbands 😂😂😂

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

These are too 80s even for the 80s

Emir
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2 years ago

Headbands = 1980s gold.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

they run out of pink material

Kelly
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2 years ago

And those shoes!

Mer
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2 years ago

I like the bride's gown. The rest of them, and their headbands, need to go back to the 80s.

Dan Mar
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2 years ago

who is the bride here?

Ann McNeil
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2 years ago

The one whose dress hits the floor ... ;)

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Janice Seagraves
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2 years ago

There was a big Princess Di look for weddings in the 80's.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

Well, those styles are as identifiable as the ones earlier, and here we have an example of wedding horror from the 80's. The colors aren't scary at least.

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

Please help them burn these gowns

Crochet lady
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2 years ago

Oh, the poof!

Maria Ines Molina
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2 years ago

Why?

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

The flowers are pretty

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

Eighties nightmare

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

I wonder if they stuffed newspapers in the dress hems to make them fuller? We used to do that with valances in those days.

Mary McConnell
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2 years ago

Mullet dresses!

jamie1707
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2 years ago

no to terribly bad

Joseph Brzezinski
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2 years ago

Looks like my '89 Prom...

Cenk Karaferya
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2 years ago

80's

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Goes to show that the 80s didn't have crap on the 70s

Carol McIntosh
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2 years ago

whole lot of meringue going on here

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Have they got the hems stuck in their knickers?

layne
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2 years ago

all you need to be in this wedding is be a popular 80's girl with big hair, a headband, cankles & wear huge ballooning prom type satins! yay! - i so wanna go, don't cha wanna go i mean?!

Leonie Rogers
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2 years ago

The 80s had its own unique style.

Susan Asbury McCormack
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2 years ago

The bride looks lovely. The girls dresses, I did see a lot of dropped waist lines, but why have they added a 'train' They could throw those garters off their heads. I would say the best of a very bad lot so far.

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Let me guess? 1980's

Pam Falcioni
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2 years ago

I wore a bunch of these poofy monstrosities, and all I can say is Princess Di has a lot to answer to, that's for sure.

Leigh C.
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2 years ago

What's nice about these dresses is that there's enough material to turn them into modern dresses

Paula Wax
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2 years ago

Definitely the 80's. Wore a similar pink taffeta dress with puffy sleeves as a bridesmaid

Coffee & Cake
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2 years ago

When you got to work out but still make the ceremony.

Erratic Elation
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2 years ago

Power puff wedding!

Peter Korth
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2 years ago

First prize for original use of Austrian valance

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

et me guess... 1983???

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

pink Marshmallows

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

I like the backsplash to the balloon skirts, never seen that before. 😂😂

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

What's the story of the blue one? Are blue and white the two brides?

Gerdje Verspecht
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2 years ago

Odd length if you ask me

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Not so bad!!! At least the one with the blue dress save the picture.

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

Pretty sure that's my prom dress...

Karnelia
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2 years ago

Ah, the 80s!

Rebekah
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2 years ago

God bless the 80's.

Gwinevere von Ludwig
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2 years ago

This was very trendy in the 80s

Erika Jones
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2 years ago

Puffs everywhere! I pray that these never come back in style.

Cody Eriksen
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2 years ago

Hello 1983!

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Love the flowers!!!!!!!!! <3

Melanie Coombs
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2 years ago

You can always spot the 80's!

Melanie Coombs
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2 years ago

You can always spot the 80's!!

Morgan
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2 years ago

This style was fashionable in the 80s. They were on it!

Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

Ahhhh, the 80's perms, poofy skirts, headbands and white stockings.

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

This might be were Depends got their inspiration. Love the headbands

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

I think I wore this dress in teal.... but not the headband, yay!

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

You'll wear the dress again she lied.

Alexis
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2 years ago

Cankles, headbands and too many unflattering poofs of taffeta

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

The headbands are to keep their heads from exploding

Catherine Holtham-Oakley
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2 years ago

1980's

Amy Floren
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2 years ago

This just screams the 80's!

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

The previous are so horrendous tht they make these slightly bearable...

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Ugh...80’s flashback

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

These drop waist dresses from the 80's were the worst idea ever.

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

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

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Weird. The bride looks the least happy

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Somewhere Tinkerbell is crying.

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

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

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Bride is beautiful.

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Cora Fields
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2 years ago

So that's where the Mylar space blankets went.

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PBMc
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

I think this one might actually be a ballet?

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

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

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

What's with the babushkas on the little kids?

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Wynand
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2 years ago

Blessed be the fruit.

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KaPOW
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2 years ago

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

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Lizard Queen
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Nikki Ferguson
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

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

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Wanda Queen
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

These are cute!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

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

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Aunt Messy
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

I'd blur out my face too.

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

Do these dresses come with a box of paracetamol?

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Hefty, Hefty cinch sack!

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Wynand
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2 years ago

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

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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

The neckline is truly awful!

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Amanda Kirby
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Floppy hats for Jesus

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Linda
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2 years ago

Wierd placement of the bride

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

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

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

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

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Wynand
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2 years ago

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

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CultOfBambi
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2 years ago

How long is the middle ones neck!!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

What is it with all these floppy hats?

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