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'.

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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?!!

Paula Anderson
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2 years ago

Popular pose, groom kissed by the maids. He looks kinda hidden though

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Carol Anne Benoit
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2 years ago

I actually took one of those dresses and re-made it into my prom dress. I removed the sleeves and took the rufflle off the shoulder and removed the set in lace around the neck and made it tea length. The colour was this amazing teal. White shoes, white mesh gloves and I felt like Madonna. It was 1986.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Great! Like Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink! Which bridesmaid are you?

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Kelly Murray
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2 years ago

Took me a second to figure out that was two ladies and not a Henry VIII looking guy. lol

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Me too... I thought that was a guy in a big green dress!

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

It took me a while. I thought it was a really fat guy in a dress. It's actually 3 people?

Poppy Petal
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2 years ago

But it is a fat guy, isn’t it?!

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Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

I do like the colors though.

Pat Wittorf
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2 years ago

Strange configuration of wedding attendants.... Did the bride slip out the back door when she spotted Henry VIII groping the bridesmaids? Smart move, Bride.... well played.

BusLady
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2 years ago

ROTFL

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Lynn Noyes
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2 years ago

Just how many brides is he marrying?

Nikki D
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2 years ago

Sister wives

Heather Sterner
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2 years ago

Is this a polygamist wedding?!?

Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Where's the bride? And I hope that's the best man and not the groom!

Leisa Farrow
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2 years ago

Utah?

Teri Pickin
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2 years ago

It's Dennis Hof from The Bunny Ranch!! lol

BusLady
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2 years ago

Why are they sitting on his lap???!!!

Ruth Beaty
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2 years ago

Cutesy pic don't dos, photographers are as much to blame as brides, I think.

Magdalina777
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2 years ago

Weird picture aside, dresses aren't that bad. It seems the neck part looks much better when contrasting with the skin tone though so should be dark blue for fair skinned people and light for darker skinned ones.

Bobby Whittemore
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2 years ago

This seems like more of what I saw at weddings back then. At least the color match is pretty good, and looking at the picture is not inducing vomiting.

jane corral
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2 years ago

Me thinks this is a plural marriage. Sister wives anyone?

Fiona Messenger
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2 years ago

..and it was at this point the wife filed for divorce.

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

ok did he marry them all or um no I give up

Linda Brown
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2 years ago

Wierd

Julie Terrell
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2 years ago

Ummm... did someone misplace the BRIDE somewhere?!

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

disturbing

Robert Farley
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2 years ago

Mrs Doubtfire & the 6 virgins.

Susan Rowell
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2 years ago

OMG!

Kerri Kendrick
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2 years ago

little bo peep married her sheep!

Jennifer Marshall
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2 years ago

4 brides? 2 kissing groom?

Gilbert Aldous
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2 years ago

Double take. I thought there was a very large male looking bride with two posies!

Joyce Lynne Fain
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2 years ago

😱

Carol Harrison
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2 years ago

Sisterwives, circa 1974

Mer
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2 years ago

No.

Dorrie Jones
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2 years ago

He's GORGEOUS !!

Lise Juhl Jepsen
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2 years ago

Hats! Floppy hats everywhere!

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Let me tell you a story little girl

Magpie
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2 years ago

For the time, it would have been a bold colour choice. Not quite the colour it would have been originally. I like it.

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

Only in the south...

Shari Gibson
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2 years ago

little boy blue looks like you're blowin' yopur horn!

Marylynn Garcia
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2 years ago

2 brides?? :p

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

That makes me blue!!!!

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

Sister wives.

Sarah Clark
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2 years ago

this has got to be a polygamist wedding

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

I love this color, but not the dresses.

Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Father of the bride and most of the bridesmaids.

Jan Foster
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2 years ago

In the UK, that darker blue is known as air-force blue because the Royal Air Force uniforms were that colour. Not good for a wedding.

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

In Greece we call this colour "RAF blue" (pronounced as a word, not by initials).

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Allie K.
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2 years ago

Who's the bride???

Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

Which is the bride you ask...all of them. This is pologomy at its finest.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Was this the groom's final wish granted?

Carrie Pado
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2 years ago

Mormon wedding???

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Sneezing while holding confetti never ends well.

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