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.

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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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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

The neckline is truly awful!

Mademoiselle Mirage
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2 years ago

Not just the neckline in my opinion

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Laura Appelbaum
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2 years ago

These look like flannel nightgowns.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

I guess floppy hats were all the rage in the 1970s

Belle Tanis
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2 years ago

If you got married in a Catholic Church you had to wear a head covering. Plus, yes floppy hats were very popular!

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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.

BusLady
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2 years ago

These girls are a bit young for granny gowns.

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

It's that whole bed sheet vibe again! Just walk away ladies, don't be tempted by the foofy flower print!

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

It’s not just the neck line, it’s the WHOLE dress that is AWFUL

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

WHAT THE HECK😆😆?????&€£₩%$@

Nini* Mini*
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2 years ago

Looks like a pajama wedding

Cat on a bike
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2 years ago

These look like nightgowns rather than dresses...

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Someday in heaven, 70s bridesmaids will get their reward!

Basil
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2 years ago

I legitimately love that fabric pattern. And the bride's Loretta Lynn hair- ooooooh. She purdy.

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Noooooooooo

Susan Mesick
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2 years ago

I think they escaped the Big Love compound

Maria Campbell
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2 years ago

Lady fourth from right; "Jesus begeebus, what the frick was she thinking to dress us like glamourous curtains? I hate my life."

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

Flannel nightgown would have been cheaper, more comfortable, and just as nice.

Scott Halstead
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2 years ago

Looks like something my Grandmother would wear for a nightgown.

Gilbert Aldous
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2 years ago

Come on through. The surgeon's ready for you now madam.

Jean-Claude Nninin
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2 years ago

Laura Ashley on acid...

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Was there a run on floral material? Seeing too many of these dresses.

Mer
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2 years ago

At least it's not yellow... Remove those horrible hats and that weird collar-thing on the dresses and they honestly wouldn't be half bad!

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

They are modest, but not sure I like dresses

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Looks like a Rorschach test

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

yikes.. mormon wedding?

Magpie
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2 years ago

Ok., waits for the down votes, ...but I like the hats.

Ann Deluty
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2 years ago

Muumuus

Gerdje Verspecht
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2 years ago

My 80’s sleeping gown!

Jo Acosta
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2 years ago

Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to get floppy hats for her girls

Karen Parkinson
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2 years ago

It's the hats they really aren't flattering! As my dear departed Gran would say "it looks like a pea on a drum"

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Nightgowns?

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Laura Ashley is smiling from heaven at this pattern

Mary Popps
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2 years ago

Nightdresses are cool xD

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

I had a nightdress like this in my early teens.

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

Accessories are not the strong point here.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

very bad taste!!

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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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Laugh Fan
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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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