June 30th, 2011

Bridesmaids - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

For some, “Mrs. Claus” is a fashion icon.

(submitted by Alex)

126 Responses to “Bridesmaids”

  1. Barbara says:

    “Everything old is new again.” Aren’t those furry things on the bridesmaids heads what we now call “fascinators”, the height of fashion thanks to Princess Kate? See how fashion-forward this bride really was!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I think this is rather typical of wedding pictures of that era. Be it powder blue tuxes or red satin flounces, they were allllll over the top and do not age well!

  3. Valentine says:

    Where can I get ME a stuffed pink pigdog?

  4. John says:

    The REAL question, I think, is why are they SMILING??

  5. davidrh says:

    Obviously the bride DID convince the maids that “after the wedding you’ll be able to wear this dress to other formal occasions easily . . . “

  6. Ysabeau says:

    The reason why the husband isn’t on the photo is that, when he saw that, he decided to escape far (I suppose).

  7. peg says:

    Please tell me this was a 1970’s contest entry for Most Amazing Use of Maribou Boas. Or MagicSatin. Or Aquanet. (the dog and penguin would have been the corporate mascot?)

  8. Ken says:

    After seeing this trainwreck, anyone have enough morbid curiosity to see what the groom and his groomsmen were wearing on this joyous occasion?

  9. chelle says:

    would you be the least bit surprised to find out this was even a summer wedding?

  10. Marie says:

    The absolute worst part is these girls had to pay for their dresses. I’d be beating me some bride if that was what my money paid for.

  11. Shan says:

    one of the rare times when you don’t even notice the bride. except to question her sanity and taste.

  12. transcendentc says:

    OK, so which one “designed & made” all the dresses & accessories? No one could buy this look from a bridal store – anytime, anywhere…. Looks like a bad McCall’s Pattern too – def not a Vogue pattern.

  13. Richard says:

    The penguin and the poodle were a perfect distraction, nobody noticed the velvet painting in the background. Classic.

  14. Mimi says:

    What about the velvet painting in the background? A perfect backdrop

  15. NancyDolittle says:

    I don’t understand all the criticism – back in the day this was quite…. naaahhhh, it’s still overkill!

  16. Kkristina11 says:

    OMG !!!!!! WOW i’d be killing me a bride is all I have to say !

  17. duchovlet says:

    I wonder why there is a pink poodle in the picture?

  18. Alexandra says:

    $20.00 bucks says those ladies thought they were fly… and I see a lot of people asking about the stuffed animals my only answer is… maybe the lucky groom won them at the fair for her on their first date because am I the only one who thinks you couldn’t buy those stuffed animals anywhere… they are the perfect fair toy, you know the kind with sand paper fur and feel like they are full of sawdust and ushually have old gum caked in their fur… yeah one of those kinda stuffed animals the real classy ones:)

  19. Nancy403 says:

    Thats quite an ensemble. The gal on the far right has so much hair, her head looks like it’s too heavy to hold up. I wonder if this bride is still married.

  20. Linda says:

    I am truly lost for words.

  21. Linda says:

    I honestly am lost for words. And those who know me know that is almost impossible.

  22. Andy M says:

    Is the penguin the groom? I mean he’s wearing a tux.

  23. Jennie says:

    I just can’t get my eyes off the hair. Oh the hair!

  24. Kathy says:

    And none of them ever spoke to the bride again. EVER.

  25. Beth says:

    Whoa — “fascinators” that do not fascinate.

  26. Maggie617 says:

    …and the penguin and poodle are the perfect finishing touches!

  27. Carolyn says:


  28. Ken G. says:

    What’s with the penguin and the poodle??

  29. Steph M says:

    Fur out!!!

  30. meri says:

    Is that Nellie Oleson in the pink dress?

  31. Di says:

    Why?! Why!? Why!? Why?! (these are said with true anguish…)
    Oh the humanity!!!!
    I especially love the added classy touch of the pink poodle and the penguin. I wonder if he’s supposed to represent the groom. Because he doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of her “color palette”. Not as well as the poodle does anyway.
    Why?! Why?! Why?! Why?!

  32. Kasey says:

    Oh my gracious. The dresses! The headpieces! The pink poodle in the corner! It’s outrageously perfect!!

  33. Randi says:

    Now, those are bridesmaid dresses that can be worn just about anywhere again!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  34. Becki says:

    But if you shorten them, you can wear them any time!

  35. MrsFun says:

    Were the poodle and the penguin Honor Attendants?

  36. sidekick says:

    Oh my! Even the glare from those purple dresses cannot distract your eyes from their hair and those furry things on top.

  37. Tishy says:

    plushy toys! FTW!

    also – that’s some seriously high hair over on the right.

  38. Scott says:

    Photographer: Whats this photo missing? Yep a penguin and a pink poodle…

  39. Phrankeh says:

    hmmm….you know how there are some brides that are just spiteful and mean about the bridesmaids dresses? And those rare women that ACTUALLY believe these dresses are beautiful. I think this may be one of vengeful ones. Look at how happy she is, and the one on the far right is shooting her daggers.

  40. R T says:

    I will forgive a lot of fashion fauxes pas when it comes to bridesmaids. But the stuffed penguin and poodle?

  41. Loral says:

    Gives new meaning to why the grapes were wrathful. :/

  42. PeppyPilotGirl says:

    Love the jaunty angle of the girl on the right’s hat! She’s just looking at the bride thinking, “yeah, you can make me wear this, this, this… thing! But, damn it, you can’t take the sky from me!”

  43. Alicia says:

    I don’t think I know these trendy ladies, but that pink poodle in the corner…..

  44. Megs says:

    It’s like a Who-ville wedding…

  45. Connie says:

    There are so many things I could say… but I am really most struck by the seemingly strategic placement of the two stuffed animals. Hmmm…

  46. ksmith says:

    WTF is the only thing that comes to mind.

  47. Pamela says:

    And so what role do the stuffed penguin and poodle play?? (I’m really into alliteration…)

  48. Sheri says:

    What is up with the hair of the two ladies on the right and the girl in the pink dress? There just aren’t words for this level of awkwardness!!

  49. rachel says:

    where does a person even start? The dresses? The hats? The muffs? The stuffed animal props? I am overwhelmed.

  50. Grace says:

    Every Bridesmaids wort nightmare!

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