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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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

What's with the babushkas on the little kids?

John Abramson
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2 years ago

It was that Holly Hobbie vibe so popular in the 70's, especially for little girls.

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Brenda Baker
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie Dog

Erika Jones
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2 years ago

Super-ugly glasses!

Greg Hoggarth
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2 years ago

Makes her look very masculine.

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Beeps
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2 years ago

Ok, I'm sorry, but I see three males in drag: top brides maid on the left, the one on the bottom row, furthest to the right, plus the blonde flower 'girl' on the left. Anybody with me?

Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

I think the bride is sketchy too!

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Alexis
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2 years ago

Is it just me or is that her brother on the far right?

Jodi Ellis
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2 years ago

I cant get my eyes off the white eye shadow

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

My mother forced me into those sun bonnets and prairie dresses, and not even just for weddings. The looks on those little girls' faces perfectly represents my silent childhood loathing rage.

BusLady
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2 years ago

The youngest girl looks scared. Probably scarred her for life.

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Lots of drugs were taken during that decision

Magpie
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2 years ago

Amateur photographer trying too hard, they all look like " take the damn photo already " . I wonder if the one on the right is really a different colour.

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

Quick.. someone call the Olsens and the Ingals. Nellie and Carrie are missing!

Borias Wownomore
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2 years ago

The girls look like little house on the prairie

Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Bride goggles.

Denise Gonsalves
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2 years ago

The littlest girl looks frightened.

Barbara Taylor
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2 years ago

Little Bo Peep has found her sheep.

Godspeed
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2 years ago

Lady on the far right looks like a guy that snuck in on the bridesmaid party.

Elizabeth Mitchell
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2 years ago

Marcia Brady at the back.

Mary M
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2 years ago

The poor little flowergirls look like they are thinking "WTF? You make us wear these ugly bed sheets...and if that isn't bad enough...you then make us wear cushion covers on our heads!?"

Patricia Ferrari
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1 week ago

Cue the Little House on the Prairie theme song...

Cat C
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8 months ago

The youngest kids face...... poor child

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

little house on the prairie

Marguerite Monahan Grant
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1 year ago

little house on the prairie!

Michelle Moore
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2 years ago

They look like men in drag!!! sorry if this is you but.......

Deborah Chadwick
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2 years ago

Those dress patterns aren't busy enough. Let's take a picture in front of some horrific patterned WALLPAPER!!!!! Great IDEA!!!! yay......

Carole Regan
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2 years ago

Prairie bonnets on the little ones!!!

Kathy Geiger
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2 years ago

ALL of the hats are wildly unflattering...bridesmaids look like a sniper was taking potshots during the ceremony..

Wendy Yim
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie

Bobbie Sauter
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2 years ago

Little House on the Scary

Elizabeth Molloy
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2 years ago

On the right, David Bowie during his DRAG phase.

Erin Casados
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2 years ago

Why is no one talking about the tranny on the right?

Susan Denison
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2 years ago

If it wasn’t for the ridiculous hats, it wouldn’t be to bad.

Alicia Reese
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie Wedding.

Bigred Lizard
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2 years ago

The far right, that is TOTALLY a dude...

Bigred Lizard
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2 years ago

On the far right, thats TOTALLY a dude...

Sandra Gushulak
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2 years ago

The little girl looks as stunned as I do.

Lynn La Saga
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2 years ago

That smallest flower girl has DEFINITELY lost her sheep!

Benevolent Panda Mouse
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2 years ago

Country Time lemonade commercial

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

This is a hot mess

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie?

Gayle Chandler
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2 years ago

Little (depressing) house on the prairie

Dorrie Jones
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2 years ago

Little Wedding on the Prairie ?

Mitch Hagan
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2 years ago

The little girls look like they are wearing bras on their heads.

Den Star
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2 years ago

The bride might have just removed those glasses for the pictures holy crap...

Crochet lady
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2 years ago

Those bonnets!

Lois Dimos
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2 years ago

Love the bride's glasses!

Annett Vikstrand
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2 years ago

That terrified child looks like Goldie Hawn

Joseph Brzezinski
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2 years ago

Those girls look like they're staring in some horror flick...

Trixster Million
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2 years ago

Apparently the guy taking the photo is also the guy who molested the flower girl on the left.

Rachel Duggleby
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2 years ago

What have the kids got on their heads????

Moo Moo Futch
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2 years ago

Is that flock wallpaper?? I love this!

Azure Adams
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2 years ago

this is friendship ending here

Julianna Alexis
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2 years ago

The one in the very back, what is her face?

Ewa Sadowska
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2 years ago

"contact lenses were real boom in 70's" Really ???

Kathleen Miller
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2 years ago

the bride's glasses are stylin'

Jeannie Hitt
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2 years ago

POOR GIRLS

Kelly Countryman
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2 years ago

They all look a little psycho.

Denise Renee
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2 years ago

Where did the bride get those glasses? Those were not the style for women back then.

Nathalie Daoust
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie.

Teresa Morford Rice-Peck
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2 years ago

Ahhh, those look like my bridesmaid dresses, hats and all!! 😂😂😂

Erratic Elation
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2 years ago

Cher couldn't have done it better

Carol Anderson
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2 years ago

oh JEZ the kids look like they are from the little house on the prairie

Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Another blue one among pinkys... what am I missing?

Pam Falcioni
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2 years ago

Maid/Matron of honor usually had a slightly different dress - mind you this was the 70's so the difference could only be slight. Different length OR color, but not both!

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Alib
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2 years ago

The Bride Wore Goggles.

Karen Dyer
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2 years ago

Little house on the prairie

Suzi Gauthier
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2 years ago

Little House on the Prairie wedding?

Rebekah
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2 years ago

The Little House in the Prairie is strong with these six.

Lorraine Dinjian
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2 years ago

Busy busy

Cody Eriksen
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2 years ago

Hello from the Little House on the Prairie.

Britt-Liz Hayward
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2 years ago

Scary!

Kasandra
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2 years ago

is that Cristian Bale on the right?

Fritz Kropfreiter
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2 years ago

That is one pissed off little flower boy.

Jenn Collings
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2 years ago

Poor flower girls

Tina Gesoura
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2 years ago

Back when contact lenses weren't invented yet.

Amy Floren
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2 years ago

How about that wallpaper in the background?!

Neil Taylor
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2 years ago

Stepford wives 2

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

The bridesmaid at the very top looks a bit like Marcia Brady.

Xiaolaohu
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2 years ago

If they lost the hats, though......not absolutely horrid

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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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