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.

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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?

Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Dunno who you are, but I love you for that comment

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Jenn Collings
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2 years ago

The cone of shame! Oh my goodness LOL 😂 poor bride

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

No amount of drinking after the wedding will erase this disaster

Eva Bryson
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2 years ago

Why would you do a hat AND veil?

RitaGG
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2 years ago

Fish flies.

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

What is going on with the bride's hat??

Dara
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2 years ago

hahahahahahaha it doesn't go under her chin. It's just at the same level as the dess's collar hahahahahahaha

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Donna McFarland
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2 years ago

Why are they carrying Easter baskets?

Magpie
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2 years ago

Wouldn't you like to know what the photographer said to get them all smiley , all at the same time?

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

"Remember ladies, after a few short hours you can take off the dresses and burn them"

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Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

Why is the bride wearing the cone of shame?

BusLady
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2 years ago

Those hats were all the rage back then. My sister had them at her wedding in 1978. PS: they are still married.

Andi Townsend
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2 years ago

The dresses are kind of cute! They could be shortened and worn again.

PAA PH
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2 years ago

Photoshop fail. The rim of the hat is supposed to stay behind the neck. Sending the photo back for rework.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

Why do brides never consider what their bridesmaids will look like in the dresses they pick? Are they just being mean to the ones who aren't the bride?

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

What is the bride wearing around her neck????

Stephenie Stone
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2 years ago

The bride’s vail, hat or whatever that thing is...is the craziest!

Joyce Lynne Fain
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2 years ago

What in heaven's name does she have around her neck?!

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

"I have just met you and I love you!"

Slune
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2 years ago

The bride was at the Vet

Susan Vilakone
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2 years ago

What the bridesmaids are wearing is hands down better than what the bride has on

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

They look like standard lamps!

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

THIS is why a bride should not wear both a hat and neckband.

Samantha Bear
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2 years ago

oh i like the bridesmaid dresses, but what is the bride wearing on her head???

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is the bride wearing a floppy cone of shame? Did she have to go to the vet before the wedding?

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

Did they not have mirrors when they chose these dresses, especially the weird concoction on the brides head???

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Cone of wedding shame.

Liz Gee
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2 years ago

can't stop laughing.....lol

Phyllis Brossette-Ledoux
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2 years ago

It took me awhile to see the high neckline...i was convinced it was a cone!

Aileen Cawlfield
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2 years ago

The bridesmaid in the yellow almost looks uncomfortable even though that probably isn’t the case.

Beks Czar
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2 years ago

dilophoBridesaurus

Chris Miilu
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2 years ago

At least she asked her Mom to be a bridesmaid, after hearing her Mom's stories about never being asked.

Susan Denison
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2 years ago

The bride looks like she put her hat on too forcefully.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Apparently, the bride just got her shots... and a white flea collar.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Every dress is not flattering on every woman. Maybe they could have all had variations?

Lisa Pee Wee Jengo
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2 years ago

After staring at this for too long, I zoomed in & finally figured out what I've been looking at. Ha Ha Ha

Angel Digiacomo
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2 years ago

What is that around her head? Most of these the bride's dresses are as bad as the bridesmaids.

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Cindy---You doing it wrong

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Stepford wives

Leonie Rogers
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2 years ago

Is the bride wearing a hat and a veil? Ye gods! Make up your mind: hat or veil. Not both!

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

OH honey....

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

So much of the 60's bridal wear looked like Easter Sunday.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

AAAARRRRRKKKKKK!

Ani Amano
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2 years ago

Yikes, what a disaster

Jane Martin
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2 years ago

no. just no

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Was it on a farm

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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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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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