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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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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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Bride 'I'd like the bridesmaid dresses to clash please'.

Beeps
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2 years ago

And by that I mean clash with everything.

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Ginta Avota
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2 years ago

I think I would actually like these dresses if they would be sleeveless

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

To much flowers smells make me dizzy!!!

Pat Wittorf
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2 years ago

I understand the maid/matron of honor's dress being different, but couldn't it have been a SOLID color ???

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Colourful

Karen Parkinson
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2 years ago

The bride's veil reminds me of a matron's hat, I could see her bustling up the ward in this.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Make the dresses as busy as possible so no one notices the bride

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

These floral ones look really nice individually; it's when there are more than two together that your eyes bleed!

TC
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2 years ago

camo

Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Whatever happened to the lounge chairs on the deck?

Kitty Katty
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2 years ago

I kinda like these ones

Denise Gonsalves
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2 years ago

Has anyone see the couch?

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

I like the bridesmaids' dresses better than the bride's. They're actually pretty, except the fabric is too busy.

BusLady
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2 years ago

Looks like 2 different couches got sacrificed for these dresses.

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

I do hope that the these dresses can be put back at the windows they came from

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

Oh honey... didn't you want to look good for the groom?

Amanda Kirby
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2 years ago

Omg, this looks too much like a wedding photo I was actually in...but the wedding happened thirty years prior. Even the hair is quite similar...

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

this really hurts my eyes....seriously

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

People keep commenting on "busy" fabrics. I see overwhelmed.

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Jeeeeezzzzzz!

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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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