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.

Zenozenobee
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2 years ago

I would have say French Cancan troupe ;)

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

I actually love all of this.

Rebekah
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2 years ago

God help me... I love this.

Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

The Dallas Years

birdhouse
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2 years ago

Get rid of that stupid walking stick.

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

And the hat.

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Miss Kitty and Marshal Dillon finally got married.

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

The bridesmaids look much prettier than the bride...

Chris Miilu
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2 years ago

They look younger than the bride.

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Marylynn Garcia
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2 years ago

i dig the top had groom has on

Mer
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2 years ago

I actually don't hate this. I mean, it's not right for a wedding, but it's not drapery or cult-y, so...

Pamela Blue
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2 years ago

Looking at the groom, I'm expecting them to break into a Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers dance across the lawn.

Eli Da
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2 years ago

Groom looks happy and awesome

Trish Ann
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2 years ago

I love everything about this! It is a bit fabulous!

Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

I feel like the groom looks like he just married his mom. She looks much older and there's a creepy resemblance there. Plus, the groomsman on the left looks like he's wearing pirate hoop earrings.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I've come to the conclusion that as much as you might like the color RED, it is not appropriate for a wedding... except if the wedding is on Valentine's Day or Xmas eve.

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

well, this is so far, the best of the worst

Lisa Pee Wee Jengo
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2 years ago

OMG I had that dress for my 8th grade dance, but it was in pink.

Spooky Tooth
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2 years ago

almost looks like the wedding from the movie problem child

Apollo
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2 years ago

Not bad, but I think the boy got traumatized later.

Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

I love how the bridesmaids and maid of honor dresses swap colors!

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Not bad I guess

ForkNBeans
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2 years ago

I wonder how many of these folks regret their wedding day choices....

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

This one is actually beautiful

ieniemienieme
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2 years ago

i like these actually

Lisa Shealy
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3 months ago

has to be a southern wedding

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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10 months ago

a lot of thought went into this catastrophe!

Penalope Chapman
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2 years ago

Good old southern wedding.

Carole Regan
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2 years ago

Definitely a southern wedding.

Peggy Lynn
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2 years ago

I had to wear this exact same style dress in pink and burgundy for my brother’s wedding. 1981 I believe.

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

Why are they wearing civil war era dresses? "Gone with the Flounce"

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

get rid of that stupid top hat and cane, it would be a decent picture

Scott S
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2 years ago

Willy Wanka and the White Chocolate Factory

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Any second, they're all gonna break into song: Wedding: The Musical

Anne Thomas
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2 years ago

I like the groom's outfit.

Nosfentor
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2 years ago

He look like a pimp yo.

KT Pinto
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2 years ago

I actually like this one!

Pilar Eichmüller-Duran
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2 years ago

Yeehaw!

Paula Anderson
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2 years ago

I love these dresses!

Lady A
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2 years ago

All I hear is "White Christmas" =)

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Ooooooooklahoma!

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

I love top hat and cane the groom is supporting. It's like if Willy Wonka got married

Marianne Figueira
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2 years ago

😱

Pamela Westfall
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2 years ago

I'm gonna guess this wedding took place on Valentine's Day.

Nancy McKenna
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2 years ago

Very pretty!

Sharon Voorhees
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2 years ago

Christmas in the South. Lovely!

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

now they all look happy has the groom got a walking stick

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

Directly from "Hello Dolly" stage!

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Looks like this wedding was during the Gone With The Wind 50th anniversary revival (1988).

cwa92464
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2 years ago

This is what happens when you marry your sister

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

must be southern

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

La La la La La!

Leslie Feindel
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2 years ago

Mary Poppins

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Too Old Fashion!!! But I like the red Dresses.

Erratic Elation
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2 years ago

And then the kid yelled "the plane boss, it's the plane"

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

nah

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Who are those magicians with the tigers?

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Let’s get this over with so we can get to the squaredance.

Alexis
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2 years ago

Looks more like prom then a wedding. Maybe these are those dresses you wore more then once lol

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Inspired by Dumb and Dumber, but without the fun

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

South?

Wynand
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2 years ago

The Tom Wolfe-pack

Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Prom bombs for everyone.

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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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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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