Clothes of the Eighties, Shell Suits
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Clothing
When it was popular: Mid/late 1980's
Description: Dodgy tracksuit made out of brightly coloured shiny shell type material
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sophie - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
the shell suit proberly the worst 80s clothing made!!!!
Nic - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I need to buy one for a fancy dress party! Any ideas where from?? E-mail me please! nic.t23 @ Thanks!!
Kelsey - September 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I was born in 1987, but my parents made me wear little-girl versions of these in bright, obnoxious colors up through about 1995. We wore them every year in Disney World in December, so it's highly documented on film, unfortunately... Of course, I had the pony tail DIRECTLY on top of the head to match... with obnoxiously large scrunchie. Oh, the style!!!
Alan - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Everyone should try to wear a shellsuit with singlet inside. You may also waer shellsuit without any innerwear. So smashing and cool. Try now, especially for cool guy! :-)
mark l jenkins - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i love my shell suit i am 51 it is colurfull & very warm & very comfortable trying 2 buy more befor i wear out the only 1 i have
Sharon - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
these brings back instant memories! I use to have a couple of full pairs. the jacket and the matching pants. (nylon lining not cotton) I had this fetish of wearing them out for the day wearing absolutly nothing on under the suit! What a feeling it was walking around in public shopping feeling the cool nylon fabric against the body! WOW! and the pants were just so comfortable to lounge around in. I wish I could go back and relive those days. anybody els do the same? like to hear your replies! Cheers
Shelly s - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I went naked under the suit all the time! I still do to this day! its a great feeling! try it!
michael - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a fetish for the 1990 england shellsuit which I wear in the house and love to feel the soft material against myself if you know what i mean lol
joe - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
hi guys i have found a facebook page for the return of the shell suit. be ace if you could all add yourselves so we can start up the revolution again cheers joe
Mems - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
ugh.. Terrible fashion! You could hear someone coming a mile away... "swoosh" "swoosh"
rob - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
i wore countless number of these suits and i must say that i loved these they were nice n bright in colour very very comfertable to where and certainly made you stand out and if i can i will where 1 of these again if i'm able to find them
heaz - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
im doin a report on the 80s at scool borin
maryam - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
hi i am in year 6 and i need to derss like the 9180 CAN YOU GIVE ME AN IDE
Michael - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi! Sorry for my English. I'm from Moscow Russia. I have fetish for ht soft nylon shellsuit (windsuits, nylon tracksuit. What is the difference between them?). I really like when girls wears shellsuits. I created small community in LJ (windsuitfetish), & also flickr channel (shellsuitfetish).
Michael - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
When I wrote girls I mean adult young female (18-35), of course. I understand that word “maid” is obsolete English word.
Caroline anne white - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
hi i was born in 1970, so i was there when the shell suits hit the 80s infact me and my then partner had matching sets and ive still gotten mine sadly im now to fat to fit in it or id bloody be wearing mine still cant recall off hand which brand its by but one of the top sports labbels id look to sell it but being vintage ive not a clue as to how much to ask for it help?
Kessy - April 17, 2014 - Report this comment
LOL! I remember wearing my shell-suit to a friends house and their little dog rubbed on my leg an put dog cum on it :) Never wore it again! LOL! and i am a v3m1nist!
Gaz - April 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Yerrr right! You lot hate shell-suits! Be honest, how many of you would buy one today? You're walking past a sports shop or have found one online for 20 Dollors/Euros/Pounds would you buy it? I bet you would be tempted. So STFU cuz Shell-Suits are brilliant and you know it!
Kellie - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Shell-Sue - June 18, 2015 - Report this comment
yes but - Who will Shell-Suit the Shell-Suit? Does it become a Shell-Suit-System?
Alex - December 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I adore these shiny silky nylon shell suits!!! I have more than 20 pieces of various types and colors. I love to wear those without any inner wear in public, especially I love to wear those in cool and sunny days. Oh, what a pleasure it is when you are going in such shiny, silky and sexy suit and everybody pay attention to you! Many people even said some compliments about my suits. I desperately want to find more shell suits, especially CREATION and COMPETITION brand which are the best!
Shell-Sue - December 24, 2015 - Report this comment
@Alex - I love Shell-Suits too! It's funny how a majority of people can't (or wont) think for themselves. They follow what the Media tell them. Either way, Shell-Suits are GREAT!
Dave - January 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Shellsuits are cool and very comfy. Also part of the reason why tracksuits are so popular. I think they are great
Shell-Sue - January 24, 2016 - Report this comment
@Dave...Exactly! Shell-Suits will come back into fashion and those of us who appreciate them will have the last laugh!....They're a very practical piece of you say, comfortable.
Dave - January 30, 2016 - Report this comment
@Shell-sue I would love to see shellsuits come back into fashion. They seem popular at festivals. I still have mine lol! Wore mine at a recent festival I got a lot of attention!
Shell-Sue - February 01, 2016 - Report this comment
@Dave...Same here, I have lots of them! Opened the door to the post-woman the other week while wearing one...she didn't bat an eye-lid! There's still hope...
Dave - February 01, 2016 - Report this comment
@Shell-sue Haha brilliant. Yeah I do own a few pairs actually. Nothing better than lounging about win them. So comfy....
Shell-Sue - February 02, 2016 - Report this comment
@Dave...I purchased a "Sergio Tacchini" Shell-Suit (Wind-Breaker-Suit) from the US (BLACK/blue/white)...5X size!...Lovely suit, but far too big...Re-made it (re-stitched) to a size XL. It took a while, but worth it. One of my most comfortable suits.....I always look for 'bigger' Shell-Suits, as you can't make smaller ones bigger!.....Getting a shell-suit's 'zip-up-collar' in a good size is difficult - no matter what the make/size...they're ALL usually too small!....
Shell-Sue - February 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Craig - February 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Shellsuits are cool they are comfy to wear you don't have to iron them they look cool feel awesome and silky
PieYatt - February 11, 2016 - Report this comment
shell suits were terrible things - I knew a kid who jumped into a swimming-pool wearing one - it inflated like a balloon and then he nearly drowned..idiot
Shell-Sue - February 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Sharon - March 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Seriously I think shellsuits are the best festival garments. Very loose and comfortable. It's gotta be said I love the look :) and the soft feel! That feeling of nylon. Mmmmmmmmm sexy
PieYatt - March 06, 2016 - Report this comment
I knew a girl named Sharon who owned two shell-suits, always wearing one of them, never took them off...then her mum melted a hole in her favourite one with an more comfy...
The Devil - March 08, 2016 - Report this comment
You'll all love the Shell-Suits. You have no choice.
80s Parka - March 16, 2016 - Report this comment
I love my shell suits, I have a Campri suit in navy blue with green and white design and I am currently wearing a black, purle and white Adidas one as I write this that I have just slept in. Love my nylon clothes and jackets. Hooking this Adidas one up with a navy and purple Umbro coat from 1992!
Shell-Sue - March 16, 2016 - Report this comment
@80s Parka -- Nice! but I've no feel for the Umbro coats....@TheDevil -- I hear ya! GO-GO SHELL-SUITS!
The Devil - March 22, 2016 - Report this comment
And so shall all of you be Suited. HA!
Mark - April 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Terrible fashion.
Michelle - April 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Shellsuits are sort of back in fashion. They are cool n you know it!
Shell-Sue - May 04, 2016 - Report this comment
@Michelle - I wear a shell-suit nearly every day! Never went out of fashion with me. "Fashion" is for people who can't or don't think for themselves.
Shell-Sue - May 17, 2016 - Report this comment my new Adidas shell-suit today. wearing it all day. Absolutely amazing...zipped's sooo goood!
Shell-Sue - May 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Suit UPDATE --- Adidas Shell-Suit is great! Still wearing it...super comfy!! --- Shell-Suit haters can go suck an egg...
Goran - May 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I really love to comeback shellsut fashion. Now I have one. I am living in Macedonia and I think that I am the only one who wear it.
Shell-Sue - May 27, 2016 - Report this comment
@Goran - You're not the only one to wear them and they'll NEVER go out of fashion. --- People pretend to hate them because they're that GOOD! Shell-Suiters will have the last laugh.
Admiral Ackbar - May 28, 2016 - Report this comment
Shell suits are amazing! It's such a pity they have a negative stigma about them; I won't wear one out anymore incase people think that A) I'm a scally, or B) I'm trying too hard to be ironic. They're sooo comfy and girls look hot in them!
Shell-Sue - May 30, 2016 - Report this comment
At least Shell-Suits were made properly. Unlike the the rubbish clothing patterns of today. LONG LIVE SHELL-SUITS!
Shell-Sue - June 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Fun fact -- Most American Shell-Suits have a 'hip-pocket' whereas European suits don't. -- Also American suits tend to use the more 'chunky' zips as are more commonly found on out-door wear.
Shell-Sue - June 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Wearing an 'Oleg Cassini' suit today...V Nice..soft light blue nylon outer shell...
Shell-Sue - June 11, 2016 - Report this comment
Wearing my 'J-Blair' shell-suit today...with modified ankle restraint...Beautiful Jade-Green crinkle-nylon...slightly denser nylon than the standard shell-suit fabric...with sleeve and lower-leg nylon lining. Nice!
John - June 22, 2016 - Report this comment
The shellsuit is a strange one. They were comfy looked terrible and people could hear you coming from a mile away haha! Unfortunately some of the hideous patterns and price of the shellsuit dropped dramatically when OAP's were seen wearing them!
Shell-Sue - June 25, 2016 - Report this comment
@John -- "they looked terrible"? You have not got the right DNA John! Shell-Suits are "magic" to those with the 'gift' for the "hear you coming a mile away etc"..Stop using pathetic clichés.
John - July 04, 2016 - Report this comment
@shell-sue. As I said comfy. In fact too comfy lol. That swishy noise was actually a good sound I wasn't slating it. As it happens just come back from a stag weekend and the shellsuit for us all the attention
Shell-Sue - July 08, 2016 - Report this comment
@John..."As it happens just come back from a stag weekend"...YEAH! RIGHT! How quaint and convenient...The rest of your statement makes no sense....You've written B.S.
Shell-Sue - August 11, 2016 - Report this comment
The Shell-Suit is the future.
David - August 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Shellsuits just rock! Festival attire! Wicked and love it!
Shell-Sue - August 29, 2016 - Report this comment
Not the last...try again...SHELL SUIT!!
peter - September 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I think that if some music or movie star shows up with shellsuite, then is a bigger chances to return a trend. I realey love shellsuits
ShellSue - September 17, 2016 - Report this comment
@peter - Yep, that's about right. We need a rich fashion designer to get a 'celeb' to wear one and we're back in business! If only...
Shell-Sue - October 28, 2016 - Report this comment
If U kan shpell SHELL SUIT U R IT
Shell-Sue! - October 31, 2016 - Report this comment
SHELL-SHOOO!...Oh wait...I was never terribly good at shelling pru-nuns...
Base Line Suit - November 20, 2016 - Report this comment
My cousin's girl-friend asked for an England shell suit for Christmas...Think about that...

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