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.

Krystine Patterson
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2 years ago

Remember you were considered a "spinster" if not married by 25 and promptly thought of as past it, on-the-shelf and that something was wrong with you.

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Stille20
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2 years ago

Actually I think this is really classy for the time

Helen Leeds
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2 years ago

I like these.

Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

The headgear looks like the knotted ribbon on stuck on a wrapped gift :)

Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
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2 years ago

Nothing wrong with these, they are just very much of their time.

Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Very 60s. Very cute.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

At least the flowered wallpaper has remained on the wall, where it belongs!

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

I like the dresses. Am not a fan of the headgear, though.

Sharon Leuschner
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2 years ago

Married at 19 and 38 years later we are still together and still having fun with my prince! These ladies were dressed tastefully for the time....I personally LOVE the yellow! :)

Nancy Rodgers
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2 years ago

I did the same. We are going on 53 years. These colors are so similar to mine. I had an October wedding (fall) so chose solid golden yellow for the two bridesmaids and the maid of honor was dressed in solid medium avocado.

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Jean-Claude Nninin
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2 years ago

"I want to have my reception at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house..."

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

The Maid of Honor got the ugliest color.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

How cute, the hats are made of buttercream, just like the cake!

Sue Lail
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9 months ago

I've seen a lot of wedding pictures from this era, late 1960s. All of the bridesmaid dresses looked like this and had that color scheme.

Athena Tait
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1 year ago

is everyone sure the bridesmaids aren't also the wedding gifts with those big bows on their heads?

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

This color scheme was stolen by Meghan Markle!!!!

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

can't see the dresses

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

They have different decades of makeup on. 60s for the one above the bride's head, 50s for the maid of honor, and the bespectacled one might have gotten her glasses from a time traveler from the 00s

BusLady
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2 years ago

🎵 Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do 🎵

Mer
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2 years ago

I am perplexed by that wallpaper.

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Very yellow

Annett Vikstrand
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2 years ago

Why is one maid different from the others? I think I saw that in at least one other picture...

Joan Grauman
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2 years ago

The maid of honor was often in a different color from the rest of the bridesmaids.

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Azure Adams
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2 years ago

yikes

Amanda Kirby
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2 years ago

Again: lovely dresses, terrible hats.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

They call it mellow yellow!!!

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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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