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!

#1

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

teamzebra Report

brygida lewalska
Community Member
2 years ago

This actually kinda sweet

View more comments
#2

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Jo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG what the hell

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Alex Report

PBMc
Community Member
2 years ago

And after the ceremony, they all went Christmas caroling.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Minnesota historical society Report

Cora Fields
Community Member
2 years ago

The summoning ritual is almost complete

View more comments
#5

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

AwkwardFamilyPhotos Report

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

what bridesmaids? They must be the Cena family

View more comments
#6

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost a rainbow

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

The hats really complete the look.

View more comments
#8

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Hulton Archives/Getty Report

Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
2 years ago

The bridesmaid on the very rigth looks like Mia Farrow.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

youngblooms Report

PBMc
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

vintag Report

Xiaolaohu
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View more comments
#11

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

These are kinda cool!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Jael Paris Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Scott Jennings Report

Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

These women at least look somewhat comfortable and like they're having fun

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Vintage Brides Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Bride is beautiful.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Cora Fields
Community Member
2 years ago

So that's where the Mylar space blankets went.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Upper Hutt City Library Report

PBMc
Community Member
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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Awkward Family Photos Report

nycRed714
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

AwkwardFamilyPhotos Report

Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

The Dallas Years

View more comments
#19

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Bride goggles.

View more comments
#20

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

weird5 Report

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

Blessed be the fruit.

Jules van der Graan
Community Member
2 years ago

may the lord open

Load More Replies...
Xiaolaohu
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at the rope behind the bride, yikes, symbolism.......?

Adrienne Thiery
Community Member
2 years ago

Good eye!

Load More Replies...
Dr. Cheri Hayes
Community Member
2 years ago

The bride looks like she's under a noose. :O

Fritz Kropfreiter
Community Member
2 years ago

Mrs. Claus and her subordinate clauses.

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't care if it is near Christmas, don't dress your bridesmaids to look like Santa's elves.

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago

These are kinda cute.

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

Mary Christmas and her ho ho's?

Whawhawhatsis
Community Member
2 years ago

Santa's little helpers!

Trixster Million
Community Member
2 years ago

So go running for the shelter of your Santa's little helpers.

Kirsa Rasmussen
Community Member
2 years ago

when you are the brides maid at santa's wedding :-D

Erratic Elation
Community Member
2 years ago

It's mother Christmas

Fernanda Godinho
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a Christmas dream!

Sarcasticow
Community Member
2 years ago

The rope behind the bride! Blessed be the fruit

Sonia Olvera
Community Member
2 years ago

Two Mrs. Claus? What the hell Santa??

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a candle on the brides head!

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

I do wonder if some people still have their wedding album and proudly show it round at parties

Samantha Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

if they got married around christmas, this would be nice.

Linda Stephens
Community Member
2 years ago

I think I saw these dresses in White Christmas...

Linda Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Must be a December wedding

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

Just no

Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 years ago

Really?! No one's going to mention the weird panorama on the wall behind them?!

Carol Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

not too bad christmas wedding but looks like the bride is wearing a fez

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
2 years ago

ho ho ho

Brenda Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

They shouldn't have signed that "Claus" in the pre-wedding contract.

Jenny Blew
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like Santa is missing his sister brides

Kristy P
Community Member
2 years ago

Mrs Claus's wedding

Aine Desu Yoroshiku
Community Member
2 years ago

again, Handmaids

Kathy Geiger
Community Member
2 years ago

I think to save money she decided to wear the wedding cake on her head

Susan Mesick
Community Member
2 years ago

Meet and greeters at Santa's workshop

Wendy Yim
Community Member
2 years ago

its a Christmas wedding, look at the plants

Kim Pratt
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel like the groomsmen must be dressed like Elf on a Shelf..

Graz Weed
Community Member
2 years ago

and the bride was hanged..

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Christmas wedding, clearly

Gilbert Aldous
Community Member
2 years ago

L'il Orphan Annie?

Kiss Army
Community Member
2 years ago

Mrs. Claus called... she wants her dress back!

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it! They're like Santa's daughters.

Viviane Katz
Community Member
2 years ago

Now casting for the supernatural horror flick "Bride of Santa"

Lynn La Saga
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwwwe this is a cute Christmas wedding!

ninyaabonitaa
Community Member
2 years ago

Hohoho! Merry Christmas, Mrs. Claus (es?)

Viviane Katz
Community Member
2 years ago

Now casting for the horror flick, "Bride of Santa".

Sheena Leversedge Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

fa lalalalaaa la la la la

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Mrs. Claus' sister wife?

Barbara Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

"The bride wore a hat box filled with Christmas cookies on her head."

Carol Harrison
Community Member
2 years ago

The bride and Santa's Helpers, not a fan of Christmas weddings.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously not a Spring wedding.

Godspeed
Community Member
2 years ago

There is a rope hanging right over a head. A sign of things to come?

Lois Dimos
Community Member
2 years ago

They could get a job as Santa's elves

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
2 years ago

Christmas wedding, I guess

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Let me guess, Christmas wedding, maybe?

Joseph Brzezinski
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's Santa?

cwa92464
Community Member
2 years ago

Mrs Claus??

Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

Rather like these, do NOT like the scary background, nor the carpet camouflage.

Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

I live for Christmas so this one agrees with me XD

Kathleen Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Christmas elves gifted by Santa

Jeannie Hitt
Community Member
2 years ago

KIND OF SWEET LOOKING...LIKE A BARBIE WEDDING

Sue Knerl
Community Member
2 years ago

Both Mrs claus?

Dzintra Kalnina
Community Member
2 years ago

Santaclauses

Lynn Noyes
Community Member
2 years ago

She's marrying Santa Claus?

Ragnheiður Guðjónsdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

Santa Claus is coming to town.....

Nathalie Daoust
Community Member
2 years ago

The bride and the two bridmaid spoil the pictures behind.

Panda-monium
Community Member
2 years ago

Is she marrying Santa Claus?? Because the already got the Christmas elves

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

Very christmassy. Did she come down the isle with sleigh bells jingling?

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

Not bad for a Christmas wedding. Better than the purple ones.

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear... the child in me loves this.

Nataliia Portillo
Community Member
2 years ago

May the Lord open. Yikes.

Jonathan TARTESSE
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the painted rope behind, like she was hanged, haha !

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it bad that I kind of like it? I wouldn't do it now, but in it's time....

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Was the wedding on christmas? This way no one would forget the wedding day.

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Minus the faux fur, the dresses aren't that bad.

View more comments
#21

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

yerema Report

PBMc
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View more comments
#22

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

vintag Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

This is decent compared to the others

View more comments
#23

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

jcapaldi Report

Jo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

The expression on the bridesmaid at the front says it all...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

bulldog2 Report

Nikki Ferguson
Community Member
2 years ago

Now these bridesmaids dresses are cool...unfortunately I don't think the groomsmen suits will ever come back in fashion

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

just a thought!
Community Member
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

View more comments
#26

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

jilly~bean Report

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Wanda Queen
Community Member
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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

vintag Report

KaPOW
Community Member
2 years ago

These are cute!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Stephanie Abney Report

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago

Those dresses remind me of the non-slip decals we used to put in our bathtubs.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Sheila Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Something about these is growing on me....

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#31

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Donita Barnwell Report

Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

M. Noffki
Community Member
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.

View more comments
#33

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

patsysmiles Report

Sheila Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View more comments
#35

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Scanagogo Report

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

"I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable." George Costanza, Seinfeld.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

donbryant155 Report

Lizard Queen
Community Member
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.

View more comments
#37

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View more comments
#38

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

OurGoodLife Report

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago

Floppy hats for Jesus

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Linda
Community Member
2 years ago

Wierd placement of the bride

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Vintage Brides Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Mom designed the dresses and ran them up on her Singer.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#41

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

dragonlady7 Report

Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Bride 'I'd like the bridesmaid dresses to clash please'.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

It's a Sewing Life Report

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

It was at that moment that Pinocchio become a real boy.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#43

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Bonnie Blue Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

These are sweet

View more comments
#44

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

shannon0413 Report

Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

What is it with all these floppy hats?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Rachel Neye
Community Member
2 years ago

WTH?!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

Funny-Vintage-Bridesmaids-Dresses

Report

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Sneezing while holding confetti never ends well.

View More Replies...
View more comments