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.

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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...."

diane a
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2 years ago

I literally can feel the nylon crackling from here

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Jan Foster
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2 years ago

Why are the bridesmaids wearing veils? Also, my eyes hurt.

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

I think some churches still required head coverings on women in the 70's. Maybe the veils (and floppy hats in other pics) serve that purpose

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Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Believe it or not, pink and orange together was a big thing in the late 60s. It was part of the Canarby Street look. These gals were actually quite fashion-forward for their time!

Denise Renee
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2 years ago

Martha, grab those hanging flowers on aunt Betty’s porch! They’ll do in a pinch.

just a thought!
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2 years ago

I really like the colours used here ! It doesn't look too bad when compared to the other hideous ones on top lol

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

“Yeah you can wear it again on ladies night out”

Rachel Kunsman Berosh
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2 years ago

Again! Who has this many friends!?! 😅 I don't even trust this many damn people 😅😅😂😜

Kiss Army
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2 years ago

What in the holy hell...

Lady A
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2 years ago

Where can I find that floral chiffon!! ~swoon~

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

I can hear the static crackling from here.

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

It's interesting to see bridesmaids of color as well as the white girls. But it's also very, very clear that this fabric makes them look as risen-from-the-dead as everyone else! I remember when that color combination was popular. (Dating myself, aren't I?) The good news is that it was only popular for a short time. The bad news is that this wedding managed to hit that sweet spot. I'm sure the bride has hidden the bridesmaids' pictures where her children will never find them until they're old enough to have unfortunate wardrobe photos of their own!

Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

The bouquets look like popcorn cones!

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Pink and tangerine chiffon? Circa late sixties-early seventies.

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

They hurt my eyes.

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

Just barforama for it all - I swear in the 1960s I had towels in that same pink and orange pattern and then to combine them with the pink tuxedo shirts! Which are particularly unsuited to a large bosom (which most of them seem to have) And cotton candy veils! Woof.

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

just 😱

Sinae Shin
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2 years ago

Who, WHO, think pink and orange are a good combination?!

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I knew a girl who chose turquoise and orange as her wedding colors. Very Howard Johnson-ish.

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egracec
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2 years ago

It's scary that they found a color combo that made all of them looked jaundiced.

KT Pinto
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2 years ago

I so hope that's the maid of honor in the yellow (that was cut out of the pic)

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I think that's the groom in the yellow! Or, perhaps, the bride....

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Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

I feel ill

Teri Pickin
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2 years ago

orange and pink.... Only in the 60s

Bobby Whittemore
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2 years ago

Is that orange and pink together?

Fernanda Godinho
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2 years ago

Why did I like this?

BusLady
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2 years ago

They raided the Ballet to get those tutus.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

oh dear dear me

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

This is a truly unfortunate color choice. Makes these women look like they have jaundice or something.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

This was a truly unfortunate color choice, makes most of them look a funny color like they have jaundice or something.

Connie Mitchell
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2 years ago

That color played hell with their skin tones.

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

No way

Annett Vikstrand
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2 years ago

My mom had duvet covers like these - Orange, pink and sunflower yellow. I think pink tops do match pink flowers...

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

WTF!!!

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

Where is the bride??

Weim Central
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2 years ago

Cropped out and we really NEED to see the counterpart grooms in this one!

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Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

orange and pink is my favorite combination..….not

Eli Da
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2 years ago

Happy faces :)

Lynn Noyes
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2 years ago

Did the the lower half of some bridesmaids with the top half of some others?

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Unmatch colors Yurk!!!

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Austin powers

Panda-monium
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2 years ago

Cotton candy anyone?

Rebekah
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2 years ago

The lady, second from the left, knew what was up. She knew this was going to come back to haunt her.

Lorraine Dinjian
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2 years ago

You couldn’t make me wear that

Greg Mott
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2 years ago

I’m thinking the Bride & Groom had a bet as to how many women they could rake into buying that dress.

Constanze Mühlau
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2 years ago

I have wallpaper that look exactly like the flowerfabric. ^^

birdhouse
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2 years ago

No one is smiling.

WhiteNightMoon
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2 years ago

Two are.

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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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