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.

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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.

Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

bad attempt at looking as cute as Sally Fields as the flying nun?

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

This is decent compared to the others

Jessica Gunn
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2 years ago

The little girl's face!!! Hee hee!

CultOfBambi
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2 years ago

Their antennae are drooping!

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

definitely the 60's.....but what are those tentacles hanging down? do they sting?

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

The face on the girl!

Bridget Wright
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2 years ago

OMG! Look at the little girl's face! She's my favorite.

Alexis
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2 years ago

These would be pretty if they lost the head piece. That kids face is priceless

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

Looks like a Pepto Bismol bottle exploded on them.

Kristy P
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2 years ago

Looks like a wedding on a hospital ward

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

OMG, the 60s are back! Who ever thought Empire waists looked good? Everyone looks pregnant when they wear those things.

Trixster Million
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2 years ago

It looks like the flower girl caught a whiff of something she doesn't like.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

They all drank too much Pepto after the bachelorette party

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

They look like they've been hosed down with Pepto Bismol

BusLady
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2 years ago

The little girl is like: I'm going to burn all these dresses so Mom won't repurpose them for my wedding.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

And the little girl just cracks me up, lol!

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

The bridesmaids and flower girl look like they were dipped in Pepto Bismol.

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Headgear from hell.

Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

Warning - Keep away from fire!

Chris Lion
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2 years ago

The little girl is just not having it...

Barbara Milewski Emer Sprey
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2 years ago

Definitely 60s. Note the entire wedding party can not yet legally vote. Graduate from high school, get married, have baby. Pretty normal in the 60s.

Chris Miilu
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2 years ago

That was my first thought; still in high school?

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

So young!

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Little girl not impressed

Kay Slusher Mastro
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2 years ago

This is how many weddings looked in the 60's. Been there, done that.

River Archwright
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1 year ago

Makes them all look like children. Creepy, icky

Caesar Hermas
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1 year ago

I kinda love the dresses (not included their headdress) 😅

Dreama Lentz
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2 years ago

Are those clackers on their hats?

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

Now THAT is a sexy pose. Minus the orthopaedic wedding shoes...

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

The look on the brunette kid's face cracks me up.

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

yep, without the head pieces, they would be fine

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

The early 60s were so cute!

therealpixie
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2 years ago

Has the bride got her shoes on the wrong feet?

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I think her feet are basically on the wrong legs. Why don't the toes of those shoes turn up? Apparently, the bride was very concerned about foot comfort....

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KT Pinto
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2 years ago

The jr. bridesmaid's expression says a lot!

Paula Anderson
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2 years ago

Pepto Bismal commercial!

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

And what are those white pull-cords hanging down from the hats? Ugly!

Sally Bazan
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2 years ago

Love the flower girl!

Nancy McKenna
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2 years ago

These dresses are lovely. Hats......not so much.

Lorraine R
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2 years ago

Very 1968.

Sharon Voorhees
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2 years ago

Pepto Bismal pink!

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

One question. Where did you get those hats????

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

none of these girls look old enough to get married

Deb Takacs Turcott
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2 years ago

Looks like they ran into the back of a Pepto Bismal truck!

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

I'm with the little girl

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Why does the little girl have a measuring tape around her neck?

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Sarah Locke
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2 years ago

the bridesmaids dresses are cute, just take that junk off their head....

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

HATS LOOKS LIKE INSECT ANTENNAE

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

That is not how the garter is supposed to be coming off. Bridegroom does it, unless it's a huge lesbian wedding.

Ruth DeCorby
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2 years ago

Look like nuns habits, only pink.

Janell
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2 years ago

That little bridesmaid is strongly against this kind of behavior.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Ungly in Pink.

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

head gear is like something you would wear to a hens night out

Gerdje Verspecht
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2 years ago

Wohow those headdresses 🤣

Basil
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2 years ago

I think the head gear would have worked better if the bows were poufy. They kind of look like nurse hats like this. But idc, I love the stupid dangles. It's so ultra-fem.

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Not to crazy about the bride's shoes. They look more business than formal.

Rebekah
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2 years ago

Outfits aside, what a bunch of pretty women!

Daniel Miller
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2 years ago

Pepto Bismol!😕

Leta Duncan
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2 years ago

Except the hair ensemble

Janet Allison
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2 years ago

Cute mod

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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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Rachel Neye
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2 years ago

WTH?!!

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Sneezing while holding confetti never ends well.

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