The Most Ridiculous Wedding Dresses of All Time
Every bride wants their big day to be memorable. After all, it isn’t like you get married every day! That’s why couples insist on getting the best food, the best music, and the best everything – as long as your budget allows for it! Of course, one of the biggest expenses is the beautiful dress that will be adorning the bride on her wedding day. Some women think about what dress they’re going to wear from a very young age – even before they meet their future husband! We can’t blame them since it’s such a huge decision. Wedding dresses are often one of the most prominent parts of any wedding, and it’s one thing that the guests will remember. It’s not really something brides want to botch up.
While some women want a lovely, casual, white dress, others want something a little different – they want a little flair. The last thing anyone wants is to have their wedding blend into the background and have people forget how amazing they looked. So, they go with a super unique dress. Maybe instead of white, they choose a black or grey dress. Heck, some women even choose to go with a pattern! Ombre is awfully in style.
Well, others go a little more off the wall and “unique” doesn’t begin to describe the flowing gowns that they choose. Some brides want the biggest thing they can get. We’re talking about dresses that make the brides look tiny because the dress is so freaking huge. Sometimes, these giant dresses often weigh more than them! Other times, they want enough rhinestones to blind the audience when they pass by. It’s all about glitz and glamor. No matter their requests, they ended up being insane gowns. Here are some of the craziest wedding dresses we’ve ever seen.
The Egg-cellent Dress
What a young, blushing bride! She just barely hatched from her tulle egg and she is already getting ready for marriage! This dress at least gets some credit for being white, the proper color for wedding gowns, but falls short in many other aspects. Any Dress can be white, but that doesn't make it appropriate.
This dress isn't horrific... Well, maybe it is. Isn't it a rule of thumb to draw attention away from your midsection? That's common sense! No matter how thin your body actually is, making it wider for any reason, especially on your wedding day, is not the best way to feel your best.
The Cinched Knees Dress
While it's perfectly acceptable, and even cute, to get "weak at the knees" as you walk down the aisle to marry your sweetheart, this dress takes that concept way too literally. You might not be able to take a step larger than a few centimeters — at least people will be talking about it for years to come.
This is the perfect wedding dress for ladies with an hourglass figure... but in all the wrong places. Typically when you think "hourglass," the thinnest part of the body is at the waist. Here, the designers completely conceal the bride's natural curves. And for what? All in the name of "fashion..."
The Flower Bomb Dress
The bride certainly had "flower power" in mind when she decided to wear this dress. She took the '70s trend to a whole new level... one that few brides dare to achieve. Let's hope that the church doors are as wide as this monstrosity.
We can't imagine how expensive this dress was to make, especially if she sourced real, live flowers to make it. It's hard enough to drop half of your savings on a wedding dress that you only wear once, but at least you can store it in the closet for decades. This one dies after a week!
The Giant Vegas Showgirl Dress
This bride was clearly going for a more refined, minimal look than the previous women. Her dress screams "classic bride" like none of the others. Just kidding! This gown shouldn't even qualify as a wedding dress. Where's the rest of it?
We hope years of back pain are worth the fifteen minutes of fame those wings would get you. We don't even know what she'll do with those during the reception... Sure, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but do all of the worst things have to be there?
The Barely Covering Anything Dress
Oh, wow! What a gorgeous veil. I can't wait to see the rest — oh. There's nothing left! This dress was on the right track right up until the designer decided to do away with the entire top half of the dress. That part is pretty important!
We have no idea how this dress would work out for any bride tying the knot, especially during the winter. Definitely a summertime style for brides getting hitched in a club! Perhaps the designers accidentally ripped up the top half right before the show and sent her down the catwalk in this sorry excuse for a "dress."
The "Feminine Hygiene" Dress
What bride doesn’t want to look like a giant, decorative tampon on her big day? Let's all embrace the beauty of feminity on what's already the most nerve-wracking day of our lives. Yeah, no thanks! This designer was definitely a man.
We know that this dress clearly has a lot of bells and whistles, and it probably took a lot of time to make — unfortunately, they could not have picked worse bells and whistles. The shape, the face cut-out, the bow! The only bearable part of this "gown" is the gloves, and that's just the finishing touch!
The Nightmare Dress
Some brides hate sticking to trends, especially when it comes to their dresses because they don't want to look back on their wedding day filled with regret. However, there are some wedding trends that are so popular they just take over the industry, much to our disappointment.
It seems like every bride these days is walking down the aisle looking like some nightmarish alien mummy, yet we've never seen anything quite like this. The only thing that should "die" in this scenario is this idea, not the bride! At least let her face be the focus.
The Awful Flashy Dress
It’s always so touching when a bride includes her bridesmaids in her terrible fashion choices. One wrong person can always find a friend! Are these women headed to a wedding or a throwback party to when Sixteen Candles was in theaters? Love the movie, hate the fashion.
Something we can't wrap our head around is that brides have always let their bridesmaids settle for the most ill-fitting, clashing, frumpy gowns out of the many perfectly acceptable options on the market. Some modern brides are letting the bridesmaids pick their own silhouettes as long as the color matches the theme... Now we know why!
The Deer Dress
If you start from the ground up, this wedding dress looks promising. Some vintage lace, gorgeous beaded details, a classic high neck, then BAM! — antlers. Tight until you make it to the “veil” we were excited, but whatever those horns are trying to do, it's not working. They make us more unsettled than impressed.
If we were at a comic convention and the model was supposed to be dressed as some ultra-high fantasy character from a giant book we haven't read, then we'd be impressed. The skill it took to construct this look is extraordinary, we admit. But for a wedding? Fat chance!
The Edible Dress
Edible clothing isn't a new invention, but what we're thinking of is typically reserved for more... private affairs. The popular edible clothing is, at least. This might be an insane wedding dress for many people, but there’s no denying that it’s also useful. This was clearly a bride who wanted to kill two birds with one stone.
Half of the art of fashion is about timing. This dress would be perfect for a Candyland costume at a convention, a Halloween party, or a kid's birthday party. Something about it doesn't really scream "wedding" — and it's definitely the candy wrappers paired with the giant lollipop.
Um... Let's just take a moment to soak this dress in for a few minutes. It's a bit overwhelming at first glance, to say the least. Even at the 100th glance, it's still confusing. From the piercings to the tattoos and oddly normal-looking dress, we don't understand anything.
It’s nice to see that the Swamp Thing finally found love. As for what is actually happening in this photo — your guess is as good as mine! This would have been the perfect time to ditch a traditional white wedding gown, but of course, that's not what happened.
The "I Need a Drink" Dress
Now, are these champagne glasses for guests or reserved for the bride herself? It’s the metal exoskeleton that really ties this one together — literally. It wouldn't be able to hold that many glasses without the steampunk exterior. And who's refilling them? The groom? They really took "be our guest" to a whole new level.
Hopefully, the bride pulled this one out for the reception and didn't splash down the aisle during the ceremony. There's nothing worse than tripping in front of everyone on your wedding day, much less slipping on mimosas that you spilled yourself as your father gave you away!
The Bling Dress
This dress was featured on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, which should surprise absolutely no one. How is the groom supposed to reach her face when it's time to kiss the bride? How did it fit in the car? Did they rent a van just to drive the bride around from place to place?
There are so many questions and we can't hope to have them all answered. The only thing we know is that this TLC show was filled to the brim with gargantuan dresses just like this one that defied both gravity, logic, and the number in their bank account.
The Ombre Dress
We've seen a lot of ridiculous and poofy wedding dresses, but this one takes the cake. There's no telling what that dress is made of, but it straight up looks like fur. Maybe they were trying to mimic pink and white roses with all of the horrific ombre ruffles, but it doesn't land.
Okay, okay. We know this isn't the worst dress out of everything we've shown today, but there's something about this one that's particularly offensive. It was so close to being perfect, but the designers flubbed it at the last second. The silhouette is gorgeous! The ombre? Fit for a rotting garden.
The Dreamscicle Dress
I guess if you want to look as bright as a poison dart frog on your wedding day, then that's your business. At least this fashion-challenged bride found a man just as tacky as she is... or one without a spine that agrees to anything and everything she says.
But given his facial expression, maybe he was the one with the bright orange idea! No respectable groom looks that confident in a monochrome orange suit if he didn't have a say in it as well. And at a closer look, the bride looks a bit constipated on her wedding day... Yep, definitely his idea.
The Pamela Anderson "Dress"
Ah, yes... The notorious Pamela "Wedding Gown." Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee got married after only dating for four days (we can tell). And clearly, they put just as much thought into their beautiful "outfits" as they did their actual connection. It's all just one big YIKES!
We think the star-crossed couple forgot that their wedding day wasn't the same thing as the honeymoon if you catch our meaning. Who wants all of their wedding guests — and in this case, the world — to see the bride and groom stripped down to basically their underwear. Not us!
The Annie Oakley Dress
Who designed this dress? Annie Oakley? It's clearly supposed to be a wedding dress, or at least resemble one, which makes us wonder if maybe there was a shootout immediately after the ceremony... If Britney Spears was trying to make a statement about marriage, it definitely worked, but we're not sure what she's trying to say.
Britney's actual dress for her first wedding to Jason Allen Alexander and her second to Kevin Federline weren't fantastic yet were still miles above this one. The pop star clearly used this outfit as a performative costume but we still count it as one of the worst gowns of all time.
The "I Can't Wear White" Dress
After this woman gets married, she definitely has a shift to pick up from the grand marshal for a Mardi Gras parade. And then if there's time, she's set to go pick up a shift at the Vegas strip club, too, along with a few other brides on this unfortunate list.
Many women detest wearing white for practical reasons, but that's typically reserved for after Labor Day activities or pants... not your wedding dress! And what makes this one worse is that there are so many colorful dresses available on the market from gorgeous designers... This one looks like arts and crafts!
The Receipt Dress
No. Just no. The only way to immediately make anything worse is to slap a logo on it. And the McDonald's logo is the worst offender... We all know that getting married is expensive, but did she really have to put all of the receipts right there on her dress?
Some poor fashion assistant was paid pennies to sew all of those crusty, crumpled receipts together to make this dress. Hmm, anything qualifies as "designer" these days, doesn't it? Wait just a few weeks and I'll have all the trash from my garbage glued together for a matching tuxedo.
The Wide Load Dress
If you're going to wear a wedding dress that big, you gotta make sure that that the aisles are large enough. Walking down the aisle is gonna be a little different if you have to shuffle down sideways like a crab. Not that she's able to walk at all anyway.
The good thing about this gown is all of the stuff she can hide under those ruffles. She probably has a ton of snacks for whenever she's hungry, a tequila shot for when she's about to walk down the aisle, the reception decorations, the entire bridal party, and room for a bouncy castle!
The Ursula Dress
Nothing says true love like literally wrapping your tentacles around a man. Personally, I want as few octopuses around as possible on my wedding day. Like, does this even qualify as a wedding dress? What about it screams "wedding" to you people?
Under the Sea was just a theme... not a rule of thumb! How about for all of the weddings coming up this season we steer clear of attaching live (or dead) animals to our wedding gowns? Can we not agree on that at the very least? We're begging you!
The Midas Dress
If I had any gold to flaunt, I absolutely would, but at least have some taste when you do it. This dress is absolutely atrocious. We highly doubt that any of the richest brides in the world would be caught dead or alive in this dress, regardless of the day.
There's something about this dress that feels nostalgic... What is it? Oh, right, the late '90s and early 2000s. Not exactly the best time for fashion, especially at the turn of the century. Let's stick to either classic or modern silhouettes this year that will stand the test of time. Thanks!
The Pink Nightmare Dress
This dress has everything and then some... and then a little bit more after that. It's bright pink, too tight, and somehow too big at the same time? With all of that in mind, you can rest assured that everyone around you will be uncomfortable on your wedding day.
During the wedding ceremony, most women want to feel mature, beautiful, and even a little bit sexy. This dress is none of those things. It looks like what a little girl would wear to church after ripping it up in the car on the way over.
The Extra Tulle Dress
Do you know what this dress needs? About four tons more tulle in the back. Yes, if you couldn't tell, we're totally joking! We honestly think there's plenty of tulle on there already, if not way way WAY too much. And a bride that would wear this would have major back problems later...
Tulle is already a contentious subject among brides and designers alike. You're either a tulle bride or a lace bride, a blingy bride or a classic bride. There's barely any compromise among these people. But one thing is for sure: this designer is definitely a fan of tulle.
The Paris Forever Dress
Listen, if you want to get married in Paris, then get married in Paris! This cringe-worthy dress was featured on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, and we, unfortunately, can never unsee it. And what's worse is that they probably paid as much money on this dress as it would cost to fly to Paris on their honeymoon — and then some!
There are a couple of lessons future brides can learn from this dress. First, never pay more money for a dress than on a honeymoon. You won't regret it. Second, your dress does not have to fit the wedding's theme. Midnight in Paris is a great concept for the reception hall, not plastered across your torso.
The Ruffles-Galore Dress
This is just too many ruffles. Can you imagine walking down the aisle in this thing? Designers need to be stopped. It's already known that brides fall into a few camps when it comes to finding the perfect dress. Some want tulle others want lace, and the select few actually want ruffles...
After the '80s, brides took a sharp turn from ruffles to smoother, flowy silhouettes and light, wispy fabric. This dress is the complete opposite. At first glance, it looks more like a ceramic wedding cake topper than an actual woman in a wedding dress. And what is that fabric? Construction paper? Truly horrendous.
The Larger Than Ever Dress
We're gonna guess that this dress was from Texas... ya know, because everything is bigger there. Huge hat? Check. Huge skirt? Check. The only thing beautiful is the bouquet, and even that's pushed too far. How can one dress be so so fitted and yet so big all at the same time?
But the worst part of this ensemble isn't even the dress, in our opinion. It's the hat. We'd simply ignore it if it wasn't staring us in the face everywhere we turned. Wearing hats at weddings should be illegal, and no, we won't be explaining ourselves. This picture is worth a thousand words.
The Camo Dress
Camo and weddings don't mix. Stop trying to make it happen because it never will. We don't care where you're from, if hunting and fishing are your favorite hobbies, or if your father won't pay for the wedding if you don't wear the camo dress.
It's better to be a runaway bride than to actually wear this monstrosity down the aisle. Save the camo for the woods and satin for weddings... there's no point in combining the two! There is no dear to shoot or fish to fry in a church! At least, we hope not...
The Toilet Paper Dress
At first glance, these dresses might not look too bad but look again much, much closer. Those dresses are made from toilet paper — toilet paper. Need we explain why this is horrendous? We can't make this up anymore. The designer obviously ran out of ideas ahead of this launch.
Hopefully, it doesn't rain. or these brides are surely drowning. Toilet paper isn't exactly the most absorbent material, and the last thing you want on your wedding day is to look and smell like a wet, shaggy dog. Don't even get us started on the toilet paper bouquets...
The Gang's All Here Dress
There's a lot to unpack here. The wedding dress looks more like a ballet tutu from a strip club. Then the bridesmaids? They look just as awful. Why would someone do this to their wedding, much less pay for all of this garbage? One stop at Party City and we could find this exact same outfit.
Hopefully, these dresses weren't for an actual wedding ceremony, but for the bachelorette party — that we could understand. But something's telling us that these girls probably would wear worse than this for a bachelorette party at the club if you can imagine.