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."

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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.

BusLady
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2 years ago

I'm sure some are still there. You couldn't get them off!

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Lynn Biasini McElfresh
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2 years ago

Reminds me of the contact paper I put in my VW Bus in the 60s

Mary M
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2 years ago

The bride and maid of honour have big smiles because they are both secretly thinking "Thank God we don't have to wear those flowered monstrosities."

egracec
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2 years ago

Yeah, but mustard yellow high neck dresses aren't any better.

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Trixster Million
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2 years ago

How many table cloths had to die to make those dresses?

Jody Brown
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2 years ago

The lesson here is obvious: do not, under any circumstances, get married in 1972.

Z
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2 years ago

I don't understand how mustard yellow ever became fashionable. Did people not have eyes in the 60's/70's?

Greg Mott
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2 years ago

“Shut up, Margaret! At least I don’t look like a velour sofa!!

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Laugh-in

Jenny Blew
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2 years ago

I can almost hear the maid of honor breathing a sigh of relief

Samantha Bear
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2 years ago

I like the dresses but not as bridesmaid dresses. lol

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

Flower Power.

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

A flower power wedding.

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

Flower Power!

Elizabeth Mitchell
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2 years ago

A Very Brady Family Wedding.

Heather Fyffe
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2 years ago

So this is basically my parents' wedding photo...

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Austin powers, yeah baby

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

Oh, the floral prints of the 70s. Someone was high.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Many were!

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Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

Oh my!!!!! my bathroom in 1968 yuk!!!!!

Liz Gee
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2 years ago

I had counter tops just like those dresses once. lol

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

oh my 🤦‍♀️

Kerri Kendrick
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2 years ago

hey! I have an idea! let's just stop by my grandma's house and skin her couch!!!

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I have definitely come to the conclusion that flowered gowns/dresses at weddings are totally tacky! At least the maid of honor lucked out... even though it's a hideous color. They all look jaundiced.

Willow Moss
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2 years ago

Are those the Warhol flowers

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Little girls' bedsheets and matching pillowcases.

Mel Read
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2 years ago

grandmas dressing gown....this is awful maybe the bride hated her friends really??

KT Pinto
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2 years ago

I luv these dresses! Not as bridesmaids' dresses... but one person wearing it would make a cool flashback statement.

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

Grandma is still looking for her quilt

Denise Gonsalves
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2 years ago

laugh in?

Benevolent Panda Mouse
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2 years ago

Aww these are cute

Jagarundi
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2 years ago

Reminds me of "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" television program's set.

Bobby Whittemore
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2 years ago

They look like the really bad curtain choices of the day.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Colonel Mustard is getting married in the Chapel.

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

My aunt had dresses like these.

Angela Williams
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2 years ago

the one on the left looks as pale as ghost...

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Really ugly curtains

Carol Harrison
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2 years ago

The 8 friends who swore they'd stay virgins until they wed. The bride is the first to fall. Or more sisterwives welcoming another into their home.

Whawhawhatsis
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2 years ago

That's a whole lotta loud pattern in that group. Enough to make the eyes bleed.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

Hippy days again

Irene Paylor
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2 years ago

I had sheets like the Bridesmaids dresses....

Mer
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2 years ago

At least (almost) everyone appears to be genuinely happy here, so that's good.

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

No. Just...no.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

These just make my eyes water.

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Not a fan of the dresses

Teresa Dougan
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2 years ago

these look like wallpaper

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

🤮🤮

Caz Evans
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2 years ago

Why didn’t the blonde chick get a flowery dress? There’s a back story here people.

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

Floral print is just no... not ever

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

The 60's puked all over this bridal party

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

I want to throw up!

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

Seeing these I keep wondering what the point of the bouquet is.

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

I had a dress like that except white instead of yellow - but I was three. Very in for it's time.

Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

Flower power

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Oof

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

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I bet the groomsmen couldn't wait to deflower that group

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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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