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Wanted: Your Ugly Bridesmaid Dresses

04/05/2007 at 12:29 PM ET

Every bride looks like a princess on her wedding day. But her bridesmaids? Well, that’s another story, thanks to the taffeta and ruffle-loaded creations they have to wear. Well, if you were forced into a poufy blue satin getup (like Jennifer from Canada, left) or pressured into a Pepto-Bismol-pink pinafore, now’s your chance to get even. Submit pictures of that scary bridesmaid dress to PEOPLE.com’s brand-new Ugly Bridesmaid Dress Blog! (Don’t worry: You’ll be able to crop out your head.) Take that, Bridezillas!

Submit your pictures here at our special Real Life Weddings section.

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Heather S. on

That’s hilarious! I think I was pretty nice to my bridesmaids, I gave them a color swatch and let them pick out their own dresses. I just wish I had been a little more bridesilla about their shoes:)

AnnieM on

This is a fun idea – I know I have 3 such dresses. My favorite being a satin, teal confection worn in the late-80’s. Think “Dynasty” goes to a wedding. And don’t even get me started on the hair-do’s!

Jane on

I found an elegant champagne color knee length silk BCBG dress for my bridesmaids for $70 at Nordstrom Rack. The trick was finding one for all 10 of my bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids, but it worked out. Definitely the way to go as opposed to having the girls spend $150 min. at a bridal store for a ugly dress.

erica on

good work jane! My sis got a basic pink slip gown at David’s Bridal for my wedding. 99 dollars on sale, not bad!
But if she could have found one elsewhere I was all for it as she was the only one in my wedding party for females.

sarah on

If you’re going to have a bridal party, you should pay for their dresses. Why would you dictate what someone has to wear, and then tell them that they have to buy it themselves?

Kim on

I just gave my bridesmaid a color and let her pick out the dress. I had a winter wedding so she had to get a red dress. To match the pointsettias and roses.

Kimberly on

I have been in a number of weddings and have worn a handful of awful dresses. When I got married, I just told the ladies in my wedding to pick something that they’d wear again and it had to be blue. Lucky for me, one of them found a dress that they loved, and showed it to the others and they all ended up getting the same dress. So it worked out perfect and everyone was happy.

Sarah P. on

That is the ugliest dress i’ve seen i’m sorry for the person who had to wear it.

Amanda on

What was she thinking? That is hidious, actually worse than hidious. I feel so sorry for the women who had to where it. That is probally the worste dress i have seen

Nan on

So funny! I honestly had to wear that exact dress in a wedding; I don’t even have to send you a picture.

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