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...."

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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.

BusLady
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2 years ago

That's because it was too ugly for the walls.

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Sheila Robinson
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2 years ago

Something about these is growing on me....

Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

A triffid?

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Kay McKinnon
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2 years ago

Must have gotten the idea from the Sound of Music scene of the children's play clothes, made from the window curtains!

Mary Moore
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2 years ago

I actually like these, compared to all the others they look pretty tasteful! At least the tailoring is nice!

Amy Peterson
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2 years ago

I like the cut of these dresses fine. However, I believe they may be one toke over the line (sweet Jesus).

Caroline Driver
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2 years ago

Actually I was thinking of the scene in the Sound of Music where Maria makes new clothes for the kids out of curtains...

Joyce Lynne Fain
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2 years ago

That looks like Contact paper

Amy Peterson
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2 years ago

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus; one toke over the line...

Connie Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

Curtains or sofa fabric?

Linda Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Not my favorite dresses

cwa92464
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2 years ago

But I want poison ivy dresses!!

Erin Weller
Community Member
2 years ago

You mean to tell me my children were leading about Salzburg in nothing but some old drapes?

Carol Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

wallpaper bridesmaids bride beautiful

Cat C
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4 months ago

Stop stealing the curtains!

Amy Triptyline
Community Member
2 years ago

Doh, a deer, a female deer...

Carole Regan
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually like these....hmmm.

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

"The dresses are alive, with the Sound of Music"

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

if they step in front of the bushes, they'll disappear

Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
2 years ago

Why on earth choose that color and print for your wedding??? I cannot grasp the mind behind this.

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

looks like bedsheets

Joyce Lynne Fain
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2 years ago

That looks like Contac paper

Izolda Bronstein
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2 years ago

Imposible, but those bridesmaids rock the dresses though/ Despite the ugly pattern the desing is ok

Rita Derrickson
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2 years ago

All so white and clean.

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

60s chic!

KT Pinto
Community Member
2 years ago

Again, as one person wearing this dress, it would be cool, but as bridesmaids' dresses... gah!

Carol Harrison
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2 years ago

The best of them so far. Simple style, no horrible hats. Pretty print, not tiny and country.

Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

Those sleeves are trendy again

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

At least the colors are tame.

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

🤢🤢

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

Wow...thats what we call GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME ....Buwahahahaha

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

the dresses left from Sound of Music!

Sandra Hill
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2 years ago

Did Maria make these dresses from the curtains used in Sound of Music?

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Irish Wedding from Ireland.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Not too bad.

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

Island theme?

Joelyn Kitzmiller
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2 years ago

Sound of Music drapes!

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Meet my friends. After today they will never speak to me again.

Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

RIP, couches.

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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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