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.

Karla Littke
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2 years ago

At Prince's house.

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

No wedding is complete without a pink poodle.

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

My uncle had 2 white stuffed life-sized poodles in the 70's. Was that a thing?

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lazy_panda
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2 years ago

and the flower girl's hair!!

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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2 years ago

Putting the AACK! In tacky...

Kristy P
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2 years ago

The mother of a girl I used to babysit for showed me her wedding album one day and THESE WERE THE DRESSES (minus the headpieces, but complete with muff)!!

Beth Deiner-kaminetz
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2 years ago

The pink poodle, velvet painting, and penguin makes this picture perfect!

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Their hairdressing!

Enamelcamel
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2 years ago

The hair on the little one ...

birdhouse
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2 years ago

Were the poodle and penguin in the picture intentionally?

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Of course!

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Sarah Hoskovec
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2 years ago

That hair tho...

Kim Fitzgibbon
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2 years ago

The Bride has punked her bridesmaids.

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

I thought you all were just mean until I saw this horror show.

Lisa Greene
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2 years ago

it's those muffs!! wtf?

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Very bad taste, horrible!!

jewel cat
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2 years ago

OH DEAR!!

Clara Midgley
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2 years ago

This one is DEFINITELY Village Of The Damned

Cherie
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2 years ago

I like the furry bits on their head

Dorrie Jones
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2 years ago

After the wedding, the long skirts detach, and they're ready for the Ice Capades !

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

The poor girl!

Gerry Higgins
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2 years ago

Let it go! Let it Go! Seriously! Let it go, burn those things

Crazy Dog Lady
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1 year ago

Well at least their hands weren't cold

Catherine Wood
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1 year ago

Surely, this NEVER looked good.

Mary Hartnett
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1 year ago

Tacky!

Chastity Helle
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1 year ago

I would like these a lot better if they weren't shiny velvet thats what the fabric looks like anyway

Karin Hiort
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2 years ago

Winter wedding anyone?

Penalope Chapman
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2 years ago

Ok,I think😕

Diane Dorsch
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2 years ago

OMG I want that pink poodle ....or maybe its a lamb!!

Diane Dorsch
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2 years ago

That hairdo on the far right next to the pink poodle, the trim on the dresses,,, the more I look the worse it gets or it could be a lamb.

Tanis Bech
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2 years ago

That pink poodle. 😂😂

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

dear God

Coraline Brown
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2 years ago

Oh dear god. This looks exactly like my parents wedding photo. Yeesh. How was this ever a good look?!

Gemma Lees
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2 years ago

Janice, we can't add any more ringlets! MORE FUCKING RINGLETS!

Hade Deneef
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2 years ago

love the poodle and Pinguin though....

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

Many heated rollers were used that day ...

Lisa Casey
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2 years ago

Charlie, how your Angels get down like that Girl I didn't know you could get down like that!

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Violet (violent?) Victorian nightmare.

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

hahahahah lol

okpkpkp
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2 years ago

Everyone got their hair done, except the bride.

Jodi Ellis
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2 years ago

whats up with the pink poodle and penguin.

Lyop
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2 years ago

Ermergerhd!!

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

I see the Victorian thing they were going for, but it's not reflected in the bride's dress.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

There also seems to be a winter theme, but the bride never got the memo.

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Becky Boat
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2 years ago

The dresses are bad but the hairdos are worse

KT Pinto
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2 years ago

Even the penguin is wearing a tux for the occasion! LOL!

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

And the Penguin and Poodle???

Donna McFarland
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2 years ago

No way!!

Linda Spates
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2 years ago

okay, these look like children in costumes

Alyse
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2 years ago

O0f

Kelly
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2 years ago

Can eyes vomit? I think my eyes just vomited.

Jagarundi
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2 years ago

The velvet painting in the background just screams 1970's.

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

What the hell is on their heads?!

Laura Davidson
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2 years ago

Looking at this actually causes me severe pain

Bob Hackney
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2 years ago

As if the dresses weren't bad enough...wtf is that HAIR?

Mar1a
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2 years ago

"This is halloween This is halloween Halloween Halloween Halloween Halloween!"

Kika González
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2 years ago

What's with their ridiculous curls?

scrappyrat
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2 years ago

I am honestly surprised at how few tasteless and filthy comments have been made about the many muffs in this photo. I mean, is this an internet comments section, or isn't it people? I expected to be disgusted and horrified by now. What gives?

Grace L
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2 years ago

The flower girl's dress is nice. Suits her age and has a satisfying colour.

Adrielle Kash
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2 years ago

this is so horrible i kind of like it! it has a buoyant excessiveness

Emir
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2 years ago

Hair on the far right is upstaging the bride.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

wow halos and all but where is the dogs furry hat

BusLady
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2 years ago

Is the littlest girl Cindy Brady?

DW Hunter3
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2 years ago

The bridesmaids' hate are stupid.

Mer
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2 years ago

Oh...well then...um...carry on??

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

and what about the penguin and the pink poodle?

Susan Rainone Galligan
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2 years ago

Lordy

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

I love mauve, but .........

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

Scrooge, come back 'n kill'em all, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

Personally, I love the pink poodle, she wins best dressed!

Renee Henry
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2 years ago

Just for you, Deb McLean...at least it's purple!

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Aw hell no

Joseph Brzezinski
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2 years ago

Did they not heat the church...?? What's with the hands thingy?

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

They're old-fashioned muffs. Which in this day and age only belong on the ash heap of history, where they'd been till this bride revived them!

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cwa92464
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2 years ago

The stuffed animals made it complete

Greta Melina
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2 years ago

Even the stuffed animals look terrified!

layne
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2 years ago

wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for those terrifically distracting & dastardly Things on their heads?! what in the world are those supposed to be? it's driving me crazy.. & do the perplexing penguin & pink poodle in on it. is it some interplanetary linking or just off choices... Yahhh-haaa-ha!!!

Bronwyn Hutchings
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2 years ago

Love the hair and the pink toy dog

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

1970s mormon wedding?

Magpie
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2 years ago

I like these, but purple is at least one of my favourite colours. Maybe not the hats. .. those went out of date.

Susan Asbury McCormack
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2 years ago

OMG, the colour is awful as is the style. The birds nests on their heads are appalling, it looks as though the stuffed animals have been placed strategically to be in the photo.

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

truly my favorite flavor!

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

NO... JUST NO!!!

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Love the pink poodle off to the right there.

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Christ! What is that?

Wendi Nichols
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2 years ago

Euuuw

Megan Romero-Herman
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2 years ago

Nope, no way I'd be caught dead in that lol

Pam Falcioni
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2 years ago

That hair on the right! And the pink poodle! And the penguin! And the velvet black-light painting! This pic is the gift that just keeps giving.

Kim Shannon
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2 years ago

Even that poodle is throwing side eye

Paula Wax
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2 years ago

What's with the stuffed animals in the picture? These are the absolute worst.

Charlotte Cottrell
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2 years ago

For my sister's Christmas wedding in 1974 I wore a red floor length dress that my mom made. I carried a white fur muff and wore a white fur tam on my head. My sister said I looked like a street walker, but you didn't argue with our mom.

Carrie Pado
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2 years ago

Nice muff!

Karin Morris
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2 years ago

This is worse than the wallpaper one above

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Jez the Shine

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Cinderella on acid.

Lianna Valdez
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2 years ago

What up with the pink poodle?

Karnelia
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2 years ago

My mom’s bridesmaid had a similar one!! 1970 in the Netherlands :)

Rebecca Weeks
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2 years ago

Love the poodle!

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Someone needs to do research on the correlation between ugly bridesmaids dresses and how long the marriage lasts.

Queen_Nkotanyi
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2 years ago

Purple santa clause??

Brandi Gates
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2 years ago

WOW. Just...WOW

Sabal Minor
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2 years ago

Oh GAWD, Russia Russia Russia!

Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

oh santa madre

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Looking back on this, the bridesmaids probably wish they had drunk the grape Kool Aid instead of spilling it all over themselves.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Purple Acid Rain

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Dashing through the snow...

Alexavia
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2 years ago

#MarriedInAlaska

Thinairgal
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2 years ago

They'll proceed to the reception by troika

glowworm2
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2 years ago

They look like Christmas carolers.

Night Owl
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2 years ago

The gloves (or whatever they're called) remind me of Russia for some reason.

Kim Scobie
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2 years ago

They're called muffs.

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Velvet was a thing it seems.. many of the other bridesmaids are wearing it

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

That's just cheap polyester satin. And it's bad. Very bad.

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Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

OMG! So kitschy! And a black velvet painting in the background!

Atlasheld
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2 years ago

This is kind of adorable.

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

I'm hoping this was a Christmas wedding?

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Worse

Char Char
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2 years ago

Let it go! Let it go...Frozen!

Magdalina777
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2 years ago

Well if it was legit taking place in winter and at least part of the whole thing was outdoors that's not so bad. They'd like quite well-placed outside in the snow. If it was summer well yeah that's a bit of an odd choice.

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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.

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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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