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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brygida lewalska
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2 years ago

This actually kinda sweet

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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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Cora Fields
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2 years ago

The summoning ritual is almost complete

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

what bridesmaids? They must be the Cena family

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Almost a rainbow

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

The hats really complete the look.

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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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PBMc
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2 years ago

Maybe it's the hairstyles but a looks like a scene from Flash Dance if Flash Dance had a wedding scene.

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Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

Groom looks a little like Inigo Montoya.....you know like, hello, you killed my father, prepare to die.....

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Wynand
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2 years ago

These are kinda cool!

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Can't tell what the heck is going on here with the stripes.

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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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nycRed714
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2 years ago

This one still works! What is the theme her&e?

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

The Dallas Years

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Bride goggles.

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Wynand
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2 years ago

Mary Christmas and her ho ho's?

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PBMc
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2 years ago

It looks like a wedding in a forest with a cliff in the background.

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

This is decent compared to the others

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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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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

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

All I can hear is the theme to "The Simpsons."

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

Its more like kinda YELLOW SUBMARINE...buwahahahaha

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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

Everyone but the flower girl looks so unhappy! Even the bride.

Capermom
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2 years ago

I noticed that too...!

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Eva Bryson
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2 years ago

Looks like lemon meringue pie.

SBW71
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2 years ago

Flower girl is the only one that is smiling in this picture

Alexis
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2 years ago

I'm distracted by the spider flower bouquet the bride is holding

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

What the... ?

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Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

When life gives you lemons.....squeeze your best friends

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

What the hell is hanging off her dress or bouquet there? An air plant? A tassel? Either way...just, no.

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

The little girl is happy

makenzie stephenson
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2 years ago

BANNNANAN DOO DOO DO DOO DOOT BANN ANNA NA DOO DOOT DOT DOO

Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

Besides the sleeves, I don't exactly hate those dresses

BusLady
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2 years ago

🎶 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 🎶

Flávia Guimarães
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2 years ago

yolk explosion

Connie Mitchell
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2 years ago

Daffodils

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

The lucky one got the honor of wearing the floppy hat.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

You mean the UGLY floppy hat. I kind of love the other bridesmaids' flowery "crowns".

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

The litthe girl looks so happy!

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

And she still doesn't know that she's disney princess bella!

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Amy Floren
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2 years ago

I spy something...yellow!

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Pretty for the 70's

Amazon QT
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2 years ago

At least the little girl loves it!!

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

That looks a lot like my mother's wedding gown... in 1941.

Wendy Crea
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2 years ago

The only one who seems happy is the flower girl - probably because she knew she had the best dress...

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Lemme guess, someone's favorite color is yellow.

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

I hope they gave all the guests sunglasses before they entered the church

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

I DON'T THINK YELLOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR ANYMORE!

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Too shiny!!!

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

Dunno why one got stuck with that hat?

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Lucky Maid of Honor!

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Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

Actually the bridesmaid on the far right looks a lot like Anna Chancellor from four weddings and a funeral (she is the character Hugh Grant almost marries)...

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

The floral crowns are straight from "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

ugh I'm blinded

Bobbie Sauter
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2 years ago

The look on the bridesmaid's face with the hat is so done with this shit

Anita Gearhart
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2 years ago

Bride lks like a young Kathy Bates

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
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2 years ago

the little kid is the only one who looks happy

Piri Carroll
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2 years ago

...and it was called yellow

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

these look like eggs over easy lol

Alicia Reese
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2 years ago

This hurts my eyes!

Slune
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2 years ago

A Jaundice wedding that's why they look so suffering. The girl knows where they get infected

Jean-Claude Nninin
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2 years ago

DOH!

Fernanda Godinho
Community Member
2 years ago

This makes me happy, even that I hate yellow...

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

yellow must have been the in cdolour

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

These are kind of cute. Bright, but cute.

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

please tell me this one didn't last

Magpie
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2 years ago

It probably looked a lot better on the day.. and in sunshine.

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

a hat on one and flowers on others

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

bananas

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, so finally we learn that the hat was facultative!?

Magdalina777
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2 years ago

Another terribad picture of what looks like a nice sun-themed wedding imo:)

Gilbert Aldous
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2 years ago

The picture must have yellowed with age...

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

I had to wear a dress the exact style and color of the flower girl's dress in my younger brother's wedding. I was 36 years old.

sardines
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2 years ago

This looks like scrambled eggs.

Nathalie Daoust
Community Member
2 years ago

They call it Mellow Yellow!!!!

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

You can tell the bridesmaid by her ugly hat.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

I meant, maid of honor!

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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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Sheila Robinson
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2 years ago

Something about these is growing on me....

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

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

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M. Noffki
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2 years ago

I was in a wedding in the late 70s as a flower girl where I wore a dress almost identical to this. No parasol, but I had a wide brimmed hat that looked a lot like them.

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Sheila Robinson
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2 years ago

I hate to admit it but I think I like these ones! The bride looks lovely.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

How shiny do you want it them! Are they made of plastic?

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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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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

The dresses fit well. The line is flattering for any figure. Once again, a busy pattern is too much for a long dress.

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

I like the baskets full of flowers instead of bouquets. Not the yellow, though.

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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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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

These are sweet

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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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