A look back at a time when even shoulder pads were not enough.
(submitted by Gemma)
I imagine she put her arms around his shoulders for their first dance and suddenly no one could see their faces..
“Yes. THIS is the dress that I want.”
Stay Puff marshmallow bride…kill it!
OMG! That bride is a dead ringer for my sister! (It’s not her, but it looks like her.) Seriously…
A hint for making those puffy sleeves even more glamorous was to stuff newspaper in them so that they would puff up into a circular ball-type shape. At least that is what we used to do, but these …these are some pretty BIG shoulders.
I think the Anne of Green Gables reference is timeless, but the one I keep coming back to is Napoleon Dynamite.
“I like your sleeves. They’re big”.
“Thank you, I made them myself”.
Who needs air bags in cars when you can wear them on your shoulders!!!lol
Eureka! I have finally found the one responsible for designing the shoulders on World of Warcraft!
^^ Haha yes!
Anne of Green Gables line (when she gets her puffy-sleeve dress from Matthew) – “The puffiest in the world!”
One up on you, Anne!
I should have a spare can of helium laying around, let her float away.
I can only imagine the look on his face when he saw those things coming down the aisle!!
You may now deflate the bride.
hope she carried a puncture kit with her. (probably tucked up her sleeve)
I thought it was a re-run of “Dynasty”
When the Groom kissed the Bride, I can assume that is the sensation of airbags going off in the car…without the impact of course!
I can see the announcement in the paper now:
“Mr. and Mrs. Popeye proudly announce the marriage of their daughter…”
Good thing he’s holding her down
She was inspired by the giant balloons used to lift the plane out of the ocean in Airport ’77.
Love the Flashdance band around her head.
Absolutely, finally someone mentioned that headband…lol
“In the event of a water landing,please use the lady in row 12 as a floatation device”
Oh, the 80’s….how I miss them. NOT!!! My bridesmaids and I had sleeves similar to these, but a *wee bit* smaller. Lots of scratchy tulle inside them, and even some tissue paper to give us that “Princess Di” look we all wanted. Now I just laugh and cringe at the same time!!
Wedding Problem: Bride has a conjoined twin
Solution: A cleverly designed dress
Was this the inspiration for the wedding gown in “Enchanted” or was this gown inspired by “Enchanted”?
Either way all I can think of is Anne of Green Gables dreamily romanticizing “puffed sleeves”…
My Canadian self emphatically endorses your Anne of Green Gables reference!
I had the same Anne of Green Gables thought.
my first thought was “Anne Shirley would be so proud”!!!
Bridal gowns by Mean Joe Green
Go BIG or go home!
“You are the wind beneath my shoulder pads…”
OMG the sleeves are actually bigger than her hair!
lol– Not an easy thing to do in the 80’s!!
Watch her – she has something up her sleeve!
Gotta love the headband too!
Toting those sleeves around will work up a sweat, ya know.
Is anyone else suddenly in the mood for s’mores?
No we’re not smuggling anything… we are um on our honeymoon
Her dress deployed airbags due to an accident before the shoot
OK – she wins, size does matter in all instances! LOL
Betty was always the shy type – even with her new hubby – she thought it best to keep him at arm’s length.
The great thing about our new “VersaDress” – it’s easily folded into the sleeves to make a fashionable and comfy pillow!
Sleeves also detach for use as shower caps, grocery bags, laundry hampers and flotation devices.
Do not let children under the age of six play with sleeves as they may be a choking hazard.
ROFLMBO!!!! “VersaDress”…. you can also store your jammies in them during the day!
versadress can also be used as a camping tent, or if you buy the extenda-poles, it can be used as an awning!
LOL – I had considered awnings as well. Also the parasailing option.
The dress was actually salvaged from the old drapes. She was galevanting around at her wedding dressed up in nothing but some old drapes… Yes, and having a marvelous time!
Curse you, Princess Diana!!
Jiffy pop Jiffy pop the magic treat — as much fun to make as it is to eat!
that would be AWESOME if those sleeves were filled with popcorn!
Reminds me of Ms Jane on one of the seasons of America’s Next Top Model when his sleeves kept getting bigger and bigger
*or is it called a sweatband? Regardless, it screams “aerobicize”…
Those aren’t sleeves, they’re pontoons.
And I though MY 1993 wedding dress’ sleeves were puffy. WOW!
I like your sleeves….they’re real big.
For the win!
Thanks, I made them myself…
Love it! I want to be forever young…*sigh*
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff…
The new Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paper!
Anne of Green Gables would have LOVED this dress!
This is my favorite comment. So true! LOL!
That bride’s got some major guns.
I like your sleeves. They’re real puffy.
Love it! Thank you, I made them myself.
Those sleeves were`nt “made”…they were inflated!
Hooray for the Napoleon reference!!
I’d hate/love to see what the bridesmaids’ dresses looked like.
I think the sleeves were the flower girl’s dresses.
wow. 90’s wedding dresses had huge sleeves. I think there is more fabric in one of her sleeves than in a modern wedding dress.
Puffy sleeves were pretty much phased out by the 90’s. Judging by the dress and headband, I’d guess this was 1988 at the latest.
Unfortunately, puffy sleeves lived on well into the mid 90s. I worked at a catering company and saw several “puffy sleeve” weddings on the east coast in the 90s. It wasn’t until ’96 that the sleeves returned to “normal size”. But headbands were pretty much phased out in the 80s so it is likely this bride was married at the latest in ’89 (unless she was married in the mid-west–they tend to get fashion later (about 3 years later) and hold onto it longer. I know…born and bred in the Midwest!
W O W
Maybe that’s where they got the idea for side-impact air bags.
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