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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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.

Amy Floren
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2 years ago

Yeah, the actual style of the dresses is not bad, but the print..oof!

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Elizabeth Mitchell
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2 years ago

My first educational book about feminine hygiene had the colours and floral patterns too.....

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Mine too! It took me a while to figure out that "be dainty" meant "don't stink."

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

By the way, in the photo the bridemaids are getting more attetion and attractive than the women in solid colours, specially that one in a boring white :B

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Once again, the poor Maid of Honor gets stuck in the ugliest color!

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April Simnel
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2 years ago

That print would work better as a sleeveless mini shift dress. It's too much for a formal gown.

Basil
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2 years ago

I want 7 yards of that printed fabric, not joking. That is to DIE for. I hate the black darting though. I love this pic.

Petya
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2 years ago

I've seen a summer dress from similar fabric at my grandma's closet. Actually, it was nice in person. And I agree - these would be better without the black thing.

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Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Cute for the time. You need simple styles when you have busy fabrics.

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

What is that black fabric/tape used for the darts in the dresses? Weird.

Fern Baptista
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2 years ago

These dresses all look like they were handmade from McCall's patterns in Homemaking class.

KT Pinto
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2 years ago

When it's good to be the maid-of-honor...

Faith Nicole
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2 years ago

Reminds me of the Brady bunch with these colors

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

What are the black straps on the sides for

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

I like the flower dresses!!!! But not the flower bouquets with them, too much flowers. I'd leave it only for the bride.

Donna McFarland
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2 years ago

love the matching shoes!

Shari Gibson
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2 years ago

she looks a little odd.

Shari Gibson
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2 years ago

the bride's face doesn't look like it matches the body!

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

her face looks like it has been smushed via photoshop very odd looking

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

The hairdresses are in the fashion of that time but ugly nowadays. Same to the bouquets. However, the cut of the dresses are nice. Some brides would wear that dress today, too.

Kathy Prendergast
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1 year ago

I dunno, even with the awful dresses the two bridesmaids on the right are getting dangerous close to being prettier than the bride.

Jennifer Marshall
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2 years ago

Green pond

Susan Denison
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2 years ago

These dresses would be lovely if they were a different colour and pattern.

Kimberly English
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2 years ago

someone added material to their go-go dresses

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Pilbox hats FTW! I have to forgive everything else because of those.

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

I love these'

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

These are just terrible

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Acid trip

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

oh honey..

Magpie
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2 years ago

Lovely, but I really think the photo has discoloured.

Cindy Seton
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2 years ago

I'd guess there are at lease 6 of mom's kitchen chairs now in need of upholstery.

Rebekah
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2 years ago

Aside from the colors, I really like this one. Classic styles. And they all look cute.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Rolling bridesmaids gather no moss

Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

One of them did tho

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Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

What is it with the green and yellow back then?

Sarah Miller
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2 years ago

Her face is so unfortunate....

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

They also come with lighters so you can burn them when you take them off 🤮

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

I hate the design of the two on the left.

Clare Ward-Jenkins
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2 years ago

She saw the fabric during an LDS trip and had to dress her bride's maids that way!

Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

She visited Mormons?

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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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