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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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

Joelyn Kitzmiller
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2 years ago

Of course they’re comfortable...they’re in their pajamas! 😉

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Marceline
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2 years ago

To be honest I kinda like them!

diane a
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2 years ago

least they could be useful afterwards - my bridesmaid dress served as a Christmas tree dust cover for years

diane a
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2 years ago

the Christmas tree suited the lemon taffetta much more than I ever did - lol

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Char Char
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2 years ago

and doubles as a night gown

Helen Leeds
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2 years ago

Kmart had a nightgown sale.

Hańka
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2 years ago

Pyjamas party!

sh
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2 years ago

Looks like it could be a FL wedding.

SBW71
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2 years ago

Was going to say the same thing. Seagrapes or mangroves behind them

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cwa92464
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2 years ago

The "least hideous" is a term that comes to mind...

Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

These are really not that bad! They would've been totally re-usable in their time period. They look comfortable, too.

Basil
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2 years ago

I like these a lot. Sweet and free and comfortable.

Lisa Wright
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2 years ago

All dressed up the the best nighties

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

this would be good for a summer beach wedding

Erika Jones
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2 years ago

My mom had a nightgown like that.

Mer
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2 years ago

After several of the weirdest cult-looking "dresses" in this list, these ladies look amazing. Sweet, colorful, comfortable, non-cultish...comfortable? I'll take it. Kudos, ladies of the 70s? 80s?.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 years ago

The worst part about this is the picture quality. The dresses are fine.

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

They're such ugly dresses but you can feel the fun and joy in this day and that's really all that matters!

Amanda Kirby
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2 years ago

I've been to a few summer weddings when these dresses would have been a more seasonally appropriate, and probably healthier, choice than the heavy dresses worn by the bridesmaids.

Leigh C.
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2 years ago

Now this doesn't look too bad. Looks like they're having fun and comfortable.

Mary M
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2 years ago

Cute 'n summery...what's not to like about these pastel sundresses? Okay, the bouquets are kinda yuck...but at least they can wear these dresses again....and again...unlike the majority of the monstrosities I've seen so-far.

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

HEY ! they're wearing my nightgowns

Mary Hartnett
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1 year ago

Look at the bridesmaid on left looking loveliing at the bride. Is she the groom?

Heather Pastore
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2 years ago

Walmart wedding

Linda Hanselman
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2 years ago

Flattering for all body types.

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

when you have a wedding then a sleepover afterwards

Kathleen Wills
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2 years ago

Nighty-night!

Susan Rowell
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2 years ago

There are cute!

Tanya MacLeod
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2 years ago

These remind me of my grandmother’s summer nightgowns.

Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago

I bet those dresses were affordable - not making fun.

TC
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2 years ago

Night gowns...?

Shirley Smith
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2 years ago

These look like they're all in their underwear and forgot to order dresses!

Lisa Greene
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2 years ago

not so terrible...

lindsayaotter
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2 years ago

It kind of looks like they are wearing flowing curtains...

Alicia Reese
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2 years ago

Dresses look like night gowns.

Lily Winterhart
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2 years ago

I could deal with this. No ugly ball gown madness.

Spinstapink
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2 years ago

They look like maternity nightgowns

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

I didn't know Dollar Tree existed back then.

Slune
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2 years ago

Let it all Hang down

Mel Read
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2 years ago

they look like nighties

Susan Dorrington
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2 years ago

they look like nighgowns...but they also look like fun women having a lovely day

GlynisLailann
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2 years ago

Ehrr.... aren't those house dresses?

Louise Brigance
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2 years ago

When they go home they won't even have to change clothes for bed!

Jagarundi
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2 years ago

They look like they're wearing nightgowns?

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

They look like they all escaped from hospital.

RJ BERG
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2 years ago

This looks like the moo moo special my God could there less flattering style for a body shape.

Susan Evitts
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2 years ago

Nighties

Gillian Black
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2 years ago

could use them as night gowns after

BusLady
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2 years ago

Nightgowns or slips?

Godspeed
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2 years ago

And they all wore their nighties to the wedding.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

The very meaning of night gown...

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 years ago

Beach wedding?

Desi Platias
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2 years ago

wedding nighties

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

One word NO!!!

Lilian Chapman
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2 years ago

Nightdresses?

Ohio Hands
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2 years ago

Not one bra to be seen

Vicki Gerlich Neus
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2 years ago

Probably strapless - that generation was taught to not have their straps hanging out.

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Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

is that the bride in the middle?

Elizabeth Mitchell
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2 years ago

They are either wearing sundresses or nighties.

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

AT LEAST I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO USED PASTELS!

Bridgette Blumenthal
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2 years ago

Can see why weddings were cheaper back then... someone sewed them all!

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Very dull as color.

Kelly Dean
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2 years ago

Again with the nightgowns!!

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

they are wearing nightdresses. ( for sleeping) I had ones like these in the 70's

Merilyn Horton
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2 years ago

And they came in handy at the reception for tablecloths

Capermom
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2 years ago

They all showed up in their night gowns...

Alib
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2 years ago

These have a very Robert Altman "3 Women" vibe. Kinda cute!

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

Pyjama party morphing into a wedding.

Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Vermont Country Store had a deal on floral sheets

Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

Nightgowns

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

The first lady screams "always a bridesmaid..."

Jane Martin
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2 years ago

Slumber party wedding!!

Bonnie Wolloff
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2 years ago

Ok

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

I think they bought night gowns and called it good. Aloha.

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

They all look equally bad including the bride.

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Ugliest dresses ever!

Karin Morris
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2 years ago

Some did not do the bride any favors by letting her wear that. Who are her friends for Gods sake

Mark Bashford
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2 years ago

Are they ready for bed ?

Biana Weatherford
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2 years ago

Come on, we are just envious! Don't you want to wear your jammies all day?

Jo Acosta
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2 years ago

Oh please. They are plainly HAF.

Alexis
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2 years ago

This is how you camouflage that the brides baby bump is huge... put babydoll sundresses on everyone

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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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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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