These Brides Should Have Said “No” To These Wedding Dresses

A bride should feel beautiful on her big day. But when it comes to fashion, not everyone sees eye to eye. It’s hard to go dress shopping with a bride-to-be and lie through your teeth as she tries on an ugly gown she loves and asks for your opinion.

The thing is, if you watched your best friend walk out of the changing room in one of these, you’d have to say something. Behold, some of the worst wedding dresses brides have ever worn. It will make you wonder why they said “yes” to the dress.

This Upcycled Apple Product Dress

This Upcycled Apple Product Dress
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Miguel Benitez/Getty Images

There’s something to be said about technology addiction, but using recycled Apple products should never be used as a fashion statement. We’re not positive if this model is trying to sell a wedding dress or the tablet that is so aptly stored inside her vest.

Or maybe it is all about the mice, and we’re not fashion-forward enough to understand the “high end” style. Either way, we would not recommend any bride-to-be to wear this on their big day.

A Balloon Dress To Make Things Festive

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A different type of Art/Facebook
A different type of Art/Facebook

A wedding is a celebratory time, meaning decorations and maybe a balloon here and there (keyword: maybe). That being said, the balloons in question shouldn’t be part of the bride’s gown. Did anyone tell her that is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen if any part of the dress popped?

It’s also sad because the design isn’t horrible and probably would have looked like a very classic princess if they used regular fabric. But, no, that’d be too simple. Hopefully, she doesn’t float away during the ceremony.

This Dress That Makes Walking Painful

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Chic Fashion 2019/Pinterest
Chic Fashion 2019/Pinterest

We’re not sure what the idea was behind binding the legs. The model must be wearing remote-controlled skates or something because there is no way she is walking correctly. Do designers understand that walking down the aisle happens to be a thing during weddings?

This dress makes falling down the aisle or doing the inchworm seem very appealing. Honestly, this is one of those pieces that make people shake their heads at high fashion.

Hot Wheels Called, They Want Their Wedding Dress Back

Hot Wheels Called, They Want Their Wedding Dress Back
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Benita Wallace/Pinterest

Either she thinks she looks like fire in the flame dress or she’s the daughter of the man who started Hot Wheels. There is no other explanation as to why this bride would opt to wear a flame dress. She’s not Katniss Everdeen. She’s not the girl on fire.

That being said, we’re hoping she does have some ties with the toy car franchise. That way, later down the line, she can afford to hire an excellent photoshop technician to work some magic on her dress choice.

A Royal Mistake

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Ugliest Wedding Dresses/Pinterest
Ugliest Wedding Dresses/Pinterest

Unfortunately, this little number was worn by royalty. We’re not entirely sure how the family approved the dress, but, as rumor has it, Lady Mary Charteris isn’t one to abide by royal standards.

Still, coming from a family of very fashion-oriented people, it’s surprising that she went this outlandish with her wedding dress choice. If she was looking to make a statement with the risky cutouts, mission accomplished. It’s clear that her father is seeing the dress for the first time here, and he doesn’t approve.

She Wanted To Be Ursula For A Day

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Sarah Maple/Pinterest

Someone should have told this model that the only appropriate times to wear tentacles are during Halloween and if she happens to have an alter octopus ego at home. Who are we to tell her she can’t have a few extra limbs on her wedding day, though?

If she wants to hold up appendages instead of a bouquet, more power to her! And a tall crown instead of a veil, go for it! We’re hoping the wedding is at the beach, so this Ursula-inspired dress makes some sense, at least.

This Designer Used Balloons Instead Of A Wire Skirt

This Designer Used Balloons Instead Of A Wire Skirt
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Sarah Maples

Who needs a wire skirt cage when there is a simple and cheaper solution? That’s right, blow up a few balloons and stick them under your dress to get a beautiful full skirt. Just be sure the material is mesh. You want all of your guests to know you’re a skilled DIYer.

On a sane note, this looks like she took a bodycon dress, stuck a plastic bag over it, cut off the bottom, so it resembled a skirt, and stuck balloons in it for volume. Just no.

This Is Called The Walking Q-Tip

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Patty Lyons/Pinterest

There is something to be said about modesty on a wedding day. But when that conservative attire turns into a full-blown crochet Q-tip dress, fully equipped with arm slots that give the bride T-Rex arms, things have gone too far.

Granted, this dress is probably one of the more comfortable garments, but it is not something a bride should wear on their wedding day. Let’s sick to pretty gowns and headdresses, ladies. No one needs to walk down the aisle while looking like a hygiene product sleeping bag hybrid.

She Wasn’t Sure If She Wanted To Hide Or Not

She Wasn't Sure If She Wanted To Hide Or Not
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Maryanna H/Pinterest

First things first, if you’re going to do camo for your wedding dress, commit to the pattern. Don’t do half camo and half traditional wedding attire. The result looks a bit sloppy, not to mention doing wonders for our OCD. It’s unfortunate, too, because the top layer is lovely and most likely would have made for a beautiful gown.

Here’s to hoping her husband-to-be enjoyed the odd attire. We’re not sure if they’re going to work out if he doesn’t. It’s a very niche look.

When Your Budget Doesn’t Cover A Dessert Table

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Summer Shirley/Pinterest

The only reasonable explanation for this cupcake dress is that the venue didn’t supply the couple with a dessert table. The lack of table is obviously not going to work, so the bride took matters into her own hands and decked her wedding dress out with cupcake tiers.

Bold move, but pairing the ensemble with a parasol and tiny top hat didn’t need to happen. Honestly, in this case, the less attention brought to the bride, the better.

Mrs. Cotton Ball

Mrs. Cotton Ball
Fashion 4 Ever/Pinterest
Fashion 4 Ever/Pinterest

Pro tip: never tell a designer you want to look like a cotton ball, snowball, or a cloud because this will be the unfortunate outcome. Or maybe that’s the look she was going for, and that smile is because she’s happy with the design and not because she’s trying not to laugh.

The one upside to this dress is that if the bride wants to take a power nap in the middle of the reception, she’s got a cloud to lie on!

Nothing Says “My Day” Like Four Guys Holding Up Your Oversized Hat

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Donna Lee Dufty/Pinterest

Hey, it’s her day, so we can’t say anything about her wanting a little extra attention. Even if that attention is in the form of a gigantic hat held up by for men with bamboo sticks, who are we to judge.

We are curious if she can sit in that dress, though. Considering how high off the ground she is, we’d put money that she is walking on stilts. Women, rethink your attire before walking down the aisle. There are too many components here.

When Styrofoam Is Life

When Styrofoam Is Life
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Julia Gracen/Pinterest

This is the result of procrastination and dumpster diving. Obviously, the designer ran out of materials and time, deciding that styrofoam was the way to go and that the bride didn’t need a completely finished dress. Who cares if the cage skirt is showing? It’s called fashion, people!

The good news is that the bride can also cut expenses. With that statement headpiece, there’s no need for a hair or makeup artist! That being said, use the extra funds to at least finish the dress.

This Dress Wasn’t Sure If It Wanted To Be Long Or Mini

This Dress Wasn't Sure If It Wanted To Be Long Or Mini
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stojan soba/Pinterest

As pretty as this model is, there is something about the split dress that makes us think there is a glitch in the matrix while it was being designed. For one, inquiring minds would love to know how the bottom part is staying on her legs.

We’d bet a full dress that the lower half falls off when she takes a step. Not exactly the best-case scenario when you’re supposed to walk down the aisle and then dance. Call a seamstress, lady; you’re going to want to put that dress back together.

“Do You Want To Build A Snowman?”

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ABC Greater Baltimore/Pinterest

This spring snowman ensemble is quite something. Not only can she not move her arms, therefore not being able to eat or drink anything, we also have a feeling she was rolled down the aisle because she was so off-balance.

How else do you move in a dress like that? Her new husband must love her a lot because there is no way that he got out of hand-feeding her all night long. At least they both look over the moon.

Bright Orange Is Never A Good Idea

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Morgane Pouyet/Pinterest

There is so much going on in this picture. One tragedy is the gigantic tiara and the sideways fitted cap. There had to be someone brave enough to tell these two that was a bad idea. Don’t even get us started on the color scheme and how her dress would have been fine without the burst of orange!

In the words of Elle Woods, “whoever said orange is the new pink, was seriously disturbed.” We recommend not looking at the picture for too long. The longer you stare, the brighter the orange becomes.

No Need For A Bouquet With This Dress

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Emily Howlett/Pinterest

We’re not sure what the bride was going for here, except that she doesn’t really care about the potential allergies of her guests. Flowers on the reception tables, sure, even bouquets for the bridesmaids as well as herself, would have sufficed.

An entire gown and matching headband made entirely out of flowers, though, is a bit over the top. At least she’s saving money on decorative flowers? Also, gentlemen, take note, always wear a shirt underneath a dress vest. Always.

At Least Everyone Has Matching Green Venue Wristbands

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Caprice White/Pinterest

There is so much going on in this picture, from the matching lime green concert wristbands to the tiger key chain and then the swamp background. But let’s take a moment to forget all of that and zero in on the bride’s attire.

The tank top and booty shorts combination is quite a bold move. Nothing says, ‘I’m not conforming to tradition standards’ like dressing in this garb for your wedding day. Hey, at least it’s white. We wouldn’t have been surprised if it was all camo.

They Graffitied Her Dress

They Put Graffiti On Her Dress
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Dwayne Holmes/Pinterest

This couple decided to have everyone dress down on their wedding day. Everyone but the bride is sporting tee shirts and casual bottoms. Even the groom is wearing jeans! At least the bride decided to dress to impress. It is her day, after all!

The only concern we have is that they thought it was a good idea to graffiti “wifey” on her backside. Just in case, you know, the guests forgot who the bride was, they have a clearly labeled person.

She Went A Bit Overboard On Materials

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Pyizzle/Pinterest
Pyizzle/Pinterest

There’s something to be said about a DIY wedding dress. But when the DIY turns the gown into a mixture of feathers, plastic, and toilet paper, it looks more like someone threw a bunch of trash they found littered in the ocean and sewed it into a gown.

We’re not sure that’s what The Notebook meant when Allie asked Noah about being a bird. And, as you can tell by the groom’s face, he has no interest in being a bird.

Baby Phat And Wedding Shouldn’t Be In The Same Sentence

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Maddy Fairbourn/Pinterest
Maddy Fairbourn/Pinterest

If there is one thing people with a slight fashion sense know, it’s that the brand Baby Phat should never be associated with a wedding. If it so happens to slip through the cracks, then a rule of thumb is to never have the label and brand name huge and front and center.

Now, this bride not only butchered those two rules, but she also decided to swap out the traditional white or ivory for lavender. We’ll see if she regrets these decisions later in life.

And Here Are Some More Balloons

And Here Are Some More Balloons
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Lol wHY/Pinterest

We’re not entirely sure what is going on with the “balloon dress phenomena,” but we can say that it needs to stop. Immediately. Is no one concerned about static electricity? Traditionally, people will come up and give the bride and groom a hug during the reception.

That is so not a possibility here. She will shock everyone until the word gets out to steer clear of touching the bride. Well, the good news is that this wedding looks like it was the furthest thing from traditional.

The Picnic Dress

The Picnic Dress
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Просто Елена/Pinterst

As far as “worst” wedding dresses go, this one is actually kind of cool. It’s unique, and some funky patterns and textures are going on that make it have a retro feel. Now, take all that away and what’s left is a bunch of stuff that is better utilized at a picnic.

We’re talking plastic spoons, forks, knives, cups, napkins, and even plates were used to make this one of a kind dress. Hopefully, the reception is in a park!

One More Balloon Dress, For Good Measure

One More Balloon Dress, For Good Measure
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Vicki Rimert/Pinterest

All of the women in the balloon dresses must know one another. Either that or they all frequent the same DIY sites. As a general PSA to all brides out there looking for their gown, don’t think about using balloons!

You’re not going to be able to sit, and once one pops, then it’s all downhill from there. Unless you feel like running into the bathroom to blow up a new balloon each time you hear a pop and feel a sting on your skin!

Dress Made Of Cupcake Foils

Dress Made Of Cupcake Foils
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belle horster/Pinterest

This dress was probably a brilliant sketch on paper. But once the bride realized the designer was taking giant cupcake foils, flattening them out, and then layering them to make up the skirt of the dress, it should have been tossed.

She should really go meet up with the lady in the cupcake dress. They could discuss their love of the dessert and how they should both think about calling to get their designer fired.

Be The Cake

Be The Cake
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Handmade Charlotte/Pinterest

How do you get away with not having a dessert table? You wear the cake as your dress, of course. That way, you smell like sugar the entire night, you’re sticky because your arms lie down on the frosting, meaning you’re sweating into the icing, and your guests get to pretend to stab you.

It all sounds gross and a bit morbid. Also, if you are going to do something this ridiculous, make sure the cake inside doesn’t look like hap-hazardous legos.

Bride Cream Puff

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Alyssa Patterson/Pinterest

A dress made out of cream puffs may seem like a solid idea because they are delicious desserts, but let’s go over the biggest con. How on Earth is this bride planning on sitting down? Once that happens, half of the cream-filled dough balls on the back of her dress are going to be smashed and explode.

And can we say, that’s not a good look on anyone? Let’s do this instead, bypass all dessert attire and wear a dress with the same color scheme and pattern. Problem solved.

She Must Be A Fan

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Meegan Honeyman/Pinterest

When it comes to supporting your team, we get it; you’re going to have a lot of swag. That being said, the swag doesn’t have to translate over to your wedding day. There is no reason why you should have another man’s number on while you’re walking down the aisle to your partner.

Even if they’re huge Allen Iverson fans, steer clear of wearing bodycon sports-related attire with a weird train to your wedding. Especially if fingerless elbow-high gloves are involved.

Glinda The Good Witch

Glinda The Good Witch
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Amanda Keller/Pinterest

This bride definitely wanted to be a princess for a day. Decked out in something only Glinda the Good Witch can pull off, this pink powder puff went all out. Nothing says you’re ready to say “I do” more than a foot tall crown and a magic wand.

Take note, ladies; wands are never a good idea unless it is for a Halloween costume. And tiaras are fine if they are tiny, delicate, and pretty much there as an ornament — not an entire headpiece.

Star Light Star Bright

Star Light Star Bright
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Preston Henry/Pinterest

So, were the lights added because this bride is afraid of the dark, or was it because she wanted her new husband to wish upon a star? Maybe that’s not it at all, and they’re just huge Disney fans and wanted to sing “Second Star to the Right,” all evening.

Whatever the case, this isn’t a good look for anyone. Not only does it make the poofy dress look even poofier, but there is also a battery pack located somewhere that is going to be poking you all night.