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.

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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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birdhouse
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2 years ago

I'd blur out my face too.

AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

lmao saaaame!!

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Laura Catania
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2 years ago

They lost their sheep

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

Dressing bridesmaids like saloon girls doesn't feel like the win. Sleeves might have pushed it into southern bell, but any way you cut it, the cheap poly satin is awful

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

I thought it was more of a Little Bo Peep vibe.

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April Simnel
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2 years ago

They look like they're about to sing their number on The Lawrence Welk Show. "And when I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon meeeee.....?"

Stille20
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2 years ago

blurred to protect the innocent?

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.

Sally Fuhr
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2 years ago

Imagine having to pay for that dress!

Marianne Figueira
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2 years ago

You never know when it would be raining... inside the Church!

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

no no please no photos the middle one is saying

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

She didn't want any documentary proof!

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Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Oh good lord

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

It's pretty awful when you want to hide your identity.

Kiss Army
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2 years ago

The umbrella's add a touch of class(lessness)...

Jean-Claude Nninin
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2 years ago

"...and that's what I love about the South..."

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

My eyes!

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

I understand why the faces are blurred... can't be associated with the nightmare

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

Singin'in the rain.....

Douglas Campbell
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2 years ago

I remember this skit from SNL; The Maharelle Sisters.

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

Mary had a little lamb!

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Wedding on the cheap - blue garbage bags and kids’ parasols from the Dollar Store.

Janet Prendergast
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5 months ago

Shop Rite Can Can Commercial?

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

REALLY??????!!!!!!

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

middle one is like " No, please don't take my photo"

Susan Rowell
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2 years ago

Little Go Peeps in super shiny satin polyester.

Jennifer Marshall
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2 years ago

Blue lagoon

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Dance Hall Days?

Fern Baptista
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2 years ago

wonder if they ever found their sheep...

Gilbert Aldous
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2 years ago

No blurring, they're faces actually look like that.

Justine Claisse
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2 years ago

There's a shower curtain vibe to this one.

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

This looks like a modern Halloween costume called "Sexy Bridesmaid" that shows up from Amazon but is anything but sexy.

Slune
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2 years ago

Do Americans marry usualy in synthetics?

Corrine Dirks
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2 years ago

I had to wear a hoop skirt when I was in a wedding yeck

rhyan lumilay
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2 years ago

Is it really a part of the dress?

Cherry Warr
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2 years ago

where's their sheep?

Faith Nicole
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2 years ago

Little bo peep taken up a notch

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Little Bo Peep’s siblings

Sherrie Glendening
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2 years ago

Wonder if they carried those umbrellas open inside the church? The dresses look like they tried to save money by having mom make the dresses.

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep...

Linda Stephens
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2 years ago

Hahahahaha

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

I agree

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Another GWTW revival-era wedding---circa 1988-ish?

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

Wrong!!

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

Nice pretty parasols...

Jeff Christensen
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2 years ago

Three little maids from school"

Janell
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2 years ago

$10 says at least one of those women got their umbrella tangled in their hair

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

I hate the fabric!! But It is a good model.

Teresa Morford Rice-Peck
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2 years ago

Little bo peeps

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

What time of night was it? And how much did you have too drink, when you thought those parasols were a good idea?

Caren Johnson
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2 years ago

It's bad luck to open umbrellas inside

Minnie-me
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2 years ago

27 dresses?

Daniel Miller
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2 years ago

These are screaming "Cinderelli-Cinderelli!".

Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

Everything was so shiny in the 70's.

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

I wore a dress similar to this in the 80's but in lavender. No parasols, though.

Alexis
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2 years ago

I seriously doubt any of these women became rich and famous...let's stop ruining all this good and innocent fashion fun. If you're that important... don't bother joining the rest of us regular folks!! Jeez

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

These ladies are lucky a bride would want them in her wedding with those messed up faces LOL

Jane Martin
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2 years ago

Where are all the sheep?

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Too silly

Adimu
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2 years ago

Reminds me of that movie 27 dresses

Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Poorly fitted dresses look terrible on everyone.

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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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