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...
Swishy2ndGrader - May 11, 2017 - Report this comment
In the late 90's I was in elementary school. Almost everyday, someone in my class was in a shell suit.
Milf shellsuit banger - May 30, 2017 - Report this comment
Love women in shellsuit a makes me horney
Windsuit 2nd/3rd grader - June 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I was born in the early 90's and I wore a lot of windsuits when they became popular for kids by the late 90's. In 2nd grade, I was in a windsuit everytime it rained. And I was in one full time during the winter months. I was glad when winter was over because I didn't have to hear myself swishy all day. At the beginning of 3rd grade, most of my windsuits were worn out. I hoped my parents wouldn't buy me anymore. But, my parents bought me a pair of pink and black windpants with a matching vest, a purple and black windsuit, and a pair of grey wind pants. And I still had a purple and teal windsuit that I didn't wear much the previous year. I got stuck wearing them when it was really cold and if it rained. The worst part was that I was usually in them on Mondays and Thursdays. On those two days I had a class I hated and I was trying to skip speech class because the teacher was mean. That teacher knew I was purposely trying to skip class. That whole year, when my parents decided that I was going to wear a windsuit on Monday or Thursday, I knew I wouldn't be able to skip speech class because I would be swishing down the halls all day. That teacher loved windsuits. During the winter months, she often wore a windsuit with a white tee shirt or white turtle neck. The worst experiences wearing a windsuit was when I got stuck wearing a purple windsuit with a white tee shirt.Both of those times, I wasn't able to skip the class. Worst of all that teacher was wearing a purple windsuit with and a white tee shirt. She came to my classroom to get me for class. Both times, when she saw we were wearing the same outfit, she wanted everyone to know we were dressed alike. There was another student who didn't like the class either and was trying to skip the class. When she came and got me, she was thought we both looked good in our purple windsuits. Everytime, I tried to skip class, I had to walk with her to get the other student. But, the two times I was in my purple windsuit she made me hold her hand because she wanted everyone to see us in our matching outfits. When we went to get the other student, we walked down the hall together we walked at a slower pace. We were both swishing down the hall and a lot of teacher noticed that we were wearing the same outfit. They told us how cute we looked. I have never wore one of those outfits again.
black wind suit pants - June 25, 2017 - Report this comment
In middle school, they had clothes closet for students. In the 2000's one of the fashion trends was holes in jeans. A lot of students were into fashion and wore holes in their jeans. Depending on how big their hole was the student had to go to closet and change into a pair of black windsuit pants. And they had to wear those pants until the end of the day, when they were finally allowed to change back into their jeans. All of the girls hated those pants because they didn't go with what they were wearing. They had several of pairs of those black pants and kids were seen wearing them around school. On the last day of 8th grade, a girl had to wear them and it was a really hot day and she rolled the pants up. A boy was in the a pair of those pants and a cheerleader said "swishy, swishy, swishy," when he was walking and his pant legs rubbed together.
Swishy 2nd grader - July 03, 2017 - Report this comment
Up until third grade I wore knit pants instead of jeans. In kindergarten and first grade a lot of my teachers and classmates were wearing wind suits a lot during the colder weather and when it rained. I wanted a windsuit too, since I was the one of the few students in my class that didn't own one. All through winter I wore a windsuit to school.
Loved to Swishy - July 07, 2017 - Report this comment
@ Swishy 2nd grader When I was in kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade I loved wearing windsuits. My favorite part about being in a windsuit was getting to hear myself swishy when my pants would rub together. I always wore a pair of wind pants to school on days we had PE because we'd be exercising and moving around. That also meant I would get to hear my self swishy non stop for an hour. When winter came around I stayed in windsuits full time.
Gym Class - July 18, 2017 - Report this comment
At my elementary school, all students had PE three times a week. All students had to buy three pairs of navy windsuits, and three light grey tee shirt with the school logo. In the warmer weather we had to wear our navy pants and grey tee shirt to school. When it got colder we had to wear the full windsuit to school.
Swishy 3rd Grader - July 19, 2017 - Report this comment
I stayed in shellsuits a lot in 3rd grade. That year we had a lot of cold days in the fall and a really cold winter. My parents kept me either in a purple, a pink, a teal, a mint green, or light blue suit. Mostly I wore a turtle neck with a ruffled neck and sleeves. My turtle necks were soild white. On days we had PE I wore a short sleeve tee shirt that matched the color of my suit. The turtle neck and the jacket were really hot, so I usually kept my jacket in the locker.
Swishy 2nd Grader - July 21, 2017 - Report this comment
@ loved to swishy, my favorite part about being in my winds suits was hearing the swishy sound. I usually wore a solid color tee shirt with mine.
Loved to Swishy - August 10, 2017 - Report this comment
@ swishy 2nd grade, I always wore a turtle neck with my windsuits. But on the days we had PE, I wore a tee shirt.
Windsuit Girl - August 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember these suits very well. I wore them up until my junior high years. All through winter a lot of kids were in their windsuits all the time. I never owned any of those suits before and I wanted to wear them with my friends. The following year, when I was seven, my parents bought me some windsuits when they came out with the fall clothing. When it got cold enough to wear one, I wore one of my suits as soon as the first opportunity came along. When I got up that morning, my parents told me it cold enough for me to wear a windsuit to school. I was excited and I looked through all of the multicolored suits that I got when I went school clothes shopping that year. I decided that my bright pink, purple, and white windsuit would be the very first windsuit that I'd have on my body. When I put my suit on, I just looked in the mirror and saw I was in a shiny multicolored suit like my friends. After I spent a few minutes looking in the mirror, I wondered what it would be like to swish around in the suit. I started to walk around in my room and I started to hear the swishy sound and it would was a little louder than it was when I heard my friends swishing around in their suits. I enjoyed being able experience for the first time what it would be like to be able to swish around in my very own suit. When I got to school that day, my friends were in a windsuit too.
Shell-Sue! - October 13, 2017 - Report this comment
Shell-Suits R GR8! Swishy-Swish-Swishy-Swish!!
wanted to hear myself swishy - December 05, 2017 - Report this comment
@ Loved to Swishy, when I was a small kid my favorite thing to wear to school were windsuits. I wanted to be in one as much as I could. I loved the swishy sound they made and I wanted to hear my self swishy. On days we had PE, we had to wear athletic attire to school, so I always wore a pair of windsuit pants to school. On days I wore windpants to school for PE, While I was getting ready for school, I had swishy time. During swishy time, I'd walk around in my room because I wanted to hear myself swishy non stop for a little while. When it finally got cold enough for me to wear a complete windsuit to school, I wore soild color turtle necks with my suits and I had swishy time every morning.
Shellsuit Girl - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Shell-Sue, did you wear shell-suits to school? During my early elementary school years, I was in a pair of shellsuit pants everyday. In the warmer weather I wore the pants that you could buy separately and in several different colors and I wore a top that matched the color of pants. In the colder weather I wore a complete shellsuit with a white turtle neck or a tee shirt that was the same color of as my suit.
turtleneck and shellsuit combo - May 17, 2018 - Report this comment
When I was a kid the turtle neck and shellsuit combo was really popular. Anytime you saw anyone wearing a shellsuit, they were wearing a turtleneck with their suit. Usually their turtlenecks were solid white.
Dave - May 26, 2018 - Report this comment
I love shellsuits. From the smooth material, to the sound it makes while you move, to the colors and design. Though not every suit is pretty and wellmade, and there is plenty of horrible patterns and color combinations out there. I own several pairs and wear them casually at home. There is nothing more comfortable. The trend seem to turn in favor of vintage sportswear, and I really hope there comes a time when these swishy things can be seen and worn on the street again. Women in shellsuits are hot!
School Outfits - May 27, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave, one year when I was in elementary school it was colder than normal and the school mentioned it in the news letter. Students had to go outside 4 to 5 times a day. Twice for recess, once for special areas, and once or twice depending on if you ate breakfast at school or just lunch. They were having a weather premiere at school where they gave a weather report in the morning. There was a list of clothing recommended for students to wear. shellsuits were at the top of the list since they were water proof, windproof, and the pants were recommended for PE. Shellsuit pants were list, then turtlenecks, tee shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts and jeans. I had started wearing shellsuits because my friends were wearing them. All of us loved being in our suit because they were smooth, shiny, silky, and swishy. At recess we all walked around the play ground because we loved and wanted to hear ourselves swish. We'd taking turns saying "Swishy, Swishy,Swishy" as we took steps and our pants rubbed together. After the school news letter came out me and the other little girls were coming to school dressed in shellsuits and turtle necks. All of us got our multicolored shellsuits at wal-mart and all of us had a navy and pink shellsuit and wore a light pink turtleneck with it. All of us decided that every Thursday we'd all wear that shellsuit to school. The boys were coming to school in shellsuits and turtlenecks too. All of the boys had a black and blue shellsuit and wore blue turtlenecks with their suit and they started wearing their matching suits every Thursday as well. Our teacher noticed that we were all dressing a like and asked if we wanted to have two more Shellsuit days were we'd all wear shellsuits to school. Everyone wanted to do it. Our teacher told us she was going to wear shellsuits with us. All of us had a soild navy shellsuit and a white tee shirt with the school name printed across the front in navy with the school mascot printed on the front in navy. Since we had PE on Fridays, we all decided to wear our navy suits and white tee shirt. Then we all decided to wear a white turtle neck with a shellsuit every Wednesday. All of the girls all had at least one white turtle neck with a ruffled neck and ruffled sleeves. So we decided to wear our fancy white turtle neck every week with a shellsuit. Most of the time our teacher was either in a red, blue, green, or navy shellsuit with a white turtle neck. The girls were in a pink or purple suit with their white turtle necks. And the boys were either in a blue, red, black or green shellsuits with white turtle necks. All day you'd be hearing someone in my class swishing around the class room or the whole class would be swishing down the hall. When it rained we'd play heads up seven up and it was hard to tell who picked you because those seven kids were swishing around and it wasn't as easy if it was or two of us.
Swishy 1st Grader - June 22, 2018 - Report this comment
After fall break we couldn't wear shorts until after spring break. I always looked forward to that time because I could start wearing windpants to school everyday and then when first to mid November came I could be in a complete windsuit everyday. Most of my suits were pink or purple. I had some navy and black suits too. These suits were really popular then so a lot of the other little girls were coming to school in windsuits too a big part of the time. On really cold days, I'd wear turtlenecks with my suits. When I was in one of my pink or purple suits, I always wore a solid white turtleneck because it would really make my suit stand out. All of my black and navy suits had pink in them since I loved the color pink then. So, I wore a pink turtleneck with those suits.
Dave - June 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Lovely stories. Tonight I slept with the window open, got a bit chilly and I decided to put my shiny gray and purple suit on. Slept like a baby. It is so comfy and smooth, makes me feel like a superhero - safe and protected from the environment, like a cocoon of bliss.
Swishy elementary girls - July 02, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave and school outfits, one year we had a lot of rain during the fall kids were coming to school in windsuits or rain coats. I was one of those kids who came to school in a windsuit. I always kept my zipper up as far as it would because my collar turned into a turtle neck when it was zipped up as far as it would go and it show my suit of more. I owned suits with nylon lining and some suits without nylon lining because I was in a suit everyday. I liked being in a shiny, silky, and bright suit. But, my favorite part was the swishy sound. One of my friends loved wearing her windsuits as much as me. One day, it was very windy and we both wore a windsuit to school. I was a dark pink and sliver wind suit with a light pink floral tee shirt.My friend was in a purple and teal suit with a white turtleneck. When it was time to go in, we did not hear the whistle blow. We were having a sub that day and we were going to a theater to watch Babes in Toyland after recess. I noticed that the play ground was empty and when we went to go in the gate was locked and the busses took off. We were both disappointed because we really want to go see the play. I took a seat under a sliding board because the wind was picking up. It was on a day we were going to have PE and I always was in windpants or windsuit on days we had PE because that meant I could hear myself swishy for a whole class period. I told my friend that I wanted to be in PE because I'd at least be able to hear my self swish around in my windsuit. My friend told me the reason why she wore windsuits to school everyday was because she loved to hear herself swishy. I told my friend that was my favorite part about being in a windsuit and I liked to wear my windsuits so I could hear myself swishy. We were both surprised that we both loved windsuits as much as we did. My friend said that her parents got mad at her when she asked anybody if they owned a windsuit. I told her I knew what it was like because my parents were the same way. I told my friend that every morning before school, I would get up early so I could have swishy time. She asked what it Swishy time was. I explained that I shut the door after I got dressed and I would walk around in my room, so I could swishy non stop for a few minutes. My friend never did that before and I told her that we were alone and we could have a few minutes of swishy time together. We walked around the play ground for a few minutes. We both enjoyed being able to hear ourselves swishy together. Both of us talked about how we hoped that more people would them to school. My friend loved the windsuit and white turtleneck combo because it made her suit stand out more. I told my friend I liked wearing a tee shirt with my suits because it allowed me to zip my jacket as far as it would go. We both wanted to swish around some more and we both were saying "Swishy, Swishy, Swishy," as we walked around. We both talked about how we liked be in the comfy and smooth shiny suits and wanted to express ourselves in our suits. We shouted for everyone to hear "We love wearing windsuits!" No one else was around and we didn't have to worry about anyone laughing at us. We walked around some more and we talked about why we loved being able to swishy. I loved it because I could make noise while walking and it was also a neat sound to hear. My friend loved it because she could be heard a million miles away, she also thought the sound was neat to hear, and she liked being able to hear other people swish around on days she didn't have a windsuit on her body. We walked around and had more swishy time together. When we weren't walking we were sitting under the sliding board and talking about what else we liked about our windsuits, besides being able to swishy. We loved being water and wind proof, being in a bright shiny, silky, and smooth suits, and we were able to wear them in the winter as much as we wanted. Later on we had a sleep over at my friends house and we both wore our windsuits. She tried my method of wearing a tee shirt and zipping her jacket up as far as it would go and I tried her method of wearing a turtleneck and zipping it up to the cleaveage level. She had a swimming pool and she always wore her one piece suit underneath her windsuit and loved how the nylon felt against her skin and I tried it out and loved it too. We both ended up decided that we'd both decided that we wanted to wear our windsuits to school everyday since we had a lot of matching suits. When we started we decided that they day ahead that we would decide if we were going to wear a turtleneck or a tee shirt the next day. When it got warmer we wore tee shirts and tank tops with our suits. When we went school clothes shopping we decided that we wanted to swish around in the warmer weather so we bought pants that had lining and pants that didn't have lining, wind capri pants, windsuits, turtlenecks, and tee shirts.
Dave - July 06, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Swishy elementary girls, I love high collars. Also the details of the suits like the zipper and drawstrings for the collar. Which reminds me of.. In the late 80's / early 90's when I was in elementary school, my best friend had a really light and shiny shellsuit that I secretly adored. Maybe it wasn't such a secret after all, cause I literally couldn't keep my eyes of it when he moved and the sun reflected in the shiny, glistering material, how the weighted zipper emblem rocked back and forth, and that swishy sound. These kind of suits was hard to get if you didn't practice a teamsport like football, which I did't. I liked to walk past the football field when girls trained, watching them shine in the sun. Sometimes they wore their suits to school and to gym class. I so wanted a shiny shellsuit like that when I was a kid, but my parents was against synthetic fibres for some reason and wanted me to wear jeans and cotton when it come to leisure wear. Maybe it was the worry about campfires reducing the suit to a pile of molten plastic, or falling into water and inflating like a balloon that caused some scare. As an adult I can now enjoy my very own shellsuits of various shine and smoothness, and a suit similar to the one my friend had is now in my possession. It makes me feel so great and happy while wearing it. Almost complete. The only thing missing is sharing this...interest, with a loved one that truly appreciate the magic of vintage shellsuits.
secret windsuit day - July 06, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave and Swishy Elementary Girls, During my early elementary school years, I had wore my windsuits on rainy days and at least twice a week in the winter months, if not more than that. I had dozens of suits and I could have stayed in a suit everyday in winter but I never did. In my first year of upper elementary school, I decided that I was going to wear my suits to school more often. A friend of mine wore her suits a lot too and we started wearing them in kindergarten after we saw our classmates wearing them and neither one of us had wore a suit before. But, we both discussed how we liked the shiny, silky, bright multicolored, and swishy suits. At the time, we didn't know what it was like to actually be in the suit. We decided that since we never wore a suit before, that we should both get a suit and makes plans to wear our first windsuits on the same day so we could experience our first time in a suit together. Both of us got a bright pink suit and we wore it on the same day. Both of us liked being a suit and we both paid more attention to the swishy sound the nylon material made when it rubbed together. That day at recess we walked around the play ground because we both thought it was neat sound and we wanted to spend time hearing our selves swishy. Anyway, I talked with my friend when we started our first year of upper elementary that I wanted to wear my suits more often, but didn't tell anyone because a teacher got on me once for talking with friends about play station games too much and made a big scene out of it. My friend said she got that too when she was talking about TV shows on Disney Channel with friends, a teacher said she talked about it too much. My friend said she had thought about starting to wear her suits more often after fall break because that was a few teachers and a few students in each class were in a suit everyday. I had thought about wearing my suits full time during the winter months because more people in the suits everyday. My friend liked the idea about wearing windsuits full time after Christmas and I liked the idea about starting to wear them after fall break instead of November. My friend and I decided that since we both wore our very first windsuits together on the same day back in kindergarten and we always liked it when we both wore a windsuit on the same day. We both had dozens of those suits and we could wear them everyday if we wanted to. So, we decided that on our very first day back from fall break we were going to both return to school in a windsuit and we both wear one to school full time starting on our first day back from fall break until late april to mid may when it started to warm up. Since we both had birthdays after fall break, we'd both wear the same windsuit and the same shirt on our birthday. Whoever had the birthday would decide which suit we would be wearing and which shirt we would both wear. Both of us returned to school after fall break in our windsuits and felt comfortable doing it since we were both going to be in windsuit everyday together. We both liked being able to walk around school in our suits and we'd be hearing ourselves swishy together all day. When we had field trips we both wore the same suit and tee shirt or turtleneck and sat together on the bus. On days we had PE we wore tee shirts because we'd be running and getting hot. Usually we hung our jackets on the back of our chairs and just went to PE in our tee shirts and our wind suit pants. Even thought we weren't in our complete windsuit, we were still able swishy hear ourselves swishy together non stop for an hour.
Swishy 4th grader - July 07, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave, I'm sorry your parents wouldn't let you wear the suits to school. I had a lot of those suits and I felt weird swishing around in my suits and I didn't wear them much. I asked my best friend if she owned any of those suits and she said she did and she loved them. She asked me if I had any and I told her I did but felt weird being the only kid in the class wearing one. My friend said that she wanted me to feel comfortable in windsuits and love wearing them as much as she did. She told me that if I agreed to wear a windsuit to school, she would wear one too so I'd be more comfortable. We made plans to wear our windsuits the next day since it was suppose to rain. We hadn't reach fall break yet and kids were wearing shorts and tank tops to school. My friend and I had happened to have some matching suits and decided that we'd dress a like. We both wore a purple windsuit with a light purple foral tee shirt. When I got to school, I was nervous about being in my suit. My friend was in her windsuit too like she promised. It was still early and we had 45 minutes before school started. She wanted me to have some time to get used to the idea about wearing the suit. We went into the bathroom and she asked me what I thought about being in the suit. I felt weird about people hearing me swish down the hall. My friend told me that was her favorite thing about wearing the suit. Since no one else was in the bathroom, she told me to walk around and just listen to myself swishy. I walked around as my legs rubbed together and I could hear myself swishy. After three minutes, she said we would both walk around together and listen to ourselves swishy together. She asked me what I thought about us swishing around together and I didn't mind it as much. She said that I'd be swishing more in the pants and we both removed our jackets. My friend asked me to run in place for a few seconds and I did and I was still able to hear myself swishy. Then she ran in place with me. She asked me how I felt and I felt better. At recess we walked around the play ground and were listening to ourselves swishy. I told my friend I was beginning to fell more at ease and I actually was beginning to love the swishy sound and wanted to wear another suit the next day. So my friend and I wore our suits the next day and decided that we'd both wear windsuits to school often on the same day.
Windsuit Girls - July 08, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Swishy elementary girls and swishy 4th grader, when I was a kid in elementary school, I saw teachers and students wearing windsuits to school. I had never wore a suit before and I really wanted get some windsuits of my own so I could wear them to school. But, I was the type of kid who was quiet and didn't want to draw attention to myself. Everyone who I had ever seen in a windsuit could be heard when they walked because their pants made a swishy sound when their pants rubbed together. I knew that if I wore a suit, I would be swishing around too and I didn't want to get a lot of attention. But, I still wanted to wear a suit like everyone else was. A friend of mine came to me and said she wanted to tell me a secret. At recess, we sat under the jungle gym so we could talk. My friend asked me to promise not to laugh and I promised I wouldn't. She told me that she had seen a lot of teachers and students in windsuits and she decided that she wanted to get some windsuits of her own so she could wear them. But, she knew if she came to school in a windsuit she'd be swishing around school like everyone else who wore them to school. She didn't want to attract attention to herself but she really wanted to wear windsuits like everyone else did since she was one of the few people who didn't own any. I told my friend that I had a secret to tell her. I told her that I also wanted to wear windsuits too but I felt nervous about swishing around in suit. My friend said that it made her more comfortable knowing I wanted to wear windsuits to school too. I told my friend that since we both told each other that we wanted to wear windsuits that we should do it some time. My friend got the idea that we should go shopping together and buy some windsuits. Our parents were already wanting to take us shopping to buy some clothes to wear in the colder weather and to pick out clothes we wanted for Christmas. I liked the idea and told my friend that we could pick out our suits and later try them on to see how we looked in them. We couldn't decide what type of shirts to wear with them, expect we saw the other little girls wearing turtlenecks, and tee shirts with them. So we decided that we would get different color turtlenecks and some floral tee shirts to wear with our suits. Our parents took us shopping and we picked out a purple and blacksuit, a hot pink and purple suit, a sliver and pink suit, a purple and teal suit, a red and black suit, a black and yellow suit, a navy and pink suit, a royal blue and light blue suit, a light purple suit, a light pink suit, and a mint green suit. In PE, we noticed a lot of kids were wearing the single pairs of windpants that could be bought separately. We already had to wear athletic attire to school on days we had PE so we told our parents that we and need a few pairs of windpants to wear on days we had PE. Our parents asked us why we only picked out windsuits and we told them that everyone else in our class and the classrooms were cold. And we admitted that we wanted to wear them with our other friends. Our parents let us get a few pairs of black windpants. Since we told our parents that we really wanted to wear windsuits they let us pick out three suits and we could wear have two pairs of our black windpants. We decided that we wanted to wear a windsuit to school when we went back to school after fall break. Our parents had us go try on all our suits and a pair of black pants. We both went back to the dressing We also took back some of our turtlenecks to try on so we could find the prefect combination and we also wanted time to walk around in our suits. We both decided that we were going to try on our black windpants first because we were both scared of what we'd we sound like when we started to swish around. My friend and I decided that we'd both put on our pants and would step out to show each other what we looked like in the pants and we would walk around the hall in the girls dressing room together to share our first time swishing around. Once my friend got her pants on she told me that she was coming over to the changing room that I was in and she was going to walk over and knock on the door. I heard a knock on the door and it was my friend. Turns out she walked across to my dressing room with her legs apart to keep from swishing. I revealed I did the same thing when I got my pants on and came to the door. We were both nervous and scared about hearing ourselves swish around. I told my friend that if we wanted to wear a windsuit and feel comfortable in them, we had to step out and walk around and allow ourselves to swish around. We both held hands and counted to three and we stepped out in the hall and started to swish around. It was awkward at first, but the dressing room area was empty and we were able to swish around for a few minutes. I asked my friend what she thought about us sharing our first time swishing around in our windpants. She said it wasn't as scary as she thought. We decided that we'd try on the same suit and top each time. The first time we put on the navy and pink suit with a petal pink turtleneck since kids wore turtlenecks with their suits. We decided that once we had our turtlenecks and suits on we'd step and walk around the hall in the complete windsuit to get used to what it was like being in a complete suit. We both stepped out and liked the combination, but decided that we were going to back and change into a pale pink floral tee shirt since it would still be a little hot for turtlenecks when we went back after fall break. After we stepped back in the changing room and put the pink tee shirt on we stepped out in our complete suit and walked around the hall in our windsuits. We both liked being in a bright, multicolored, shiny, and windsuit. But, the we'd have to get used to the swishy sound. I was staying over at my friends house later on that week and we had a pool. We were going to swim in the pool and I told my friend I would wear my pink and purple suit and would have my swimsuit on underneath when I came to her house. I also said I would bring a tee shirt and a pair of my black windsuit pants to change into the next day and my friend said she'd do the same thing. When I got ready to go my friends house I put my swimsuit on and put my pink and purple suit with a soild pink tee shirt on over my suit. I went over to my friends house and she was already in her swimsuit and we went out to swim. My friend said she had put her two piece swimsuit and put her pink and purple windsuit on when she got up. Her mom had to go some where and she had to go with her and she went to the grocery in her windsuit and had to keep the jacket zipped up as far as it would go because she was in a swimsuit. She said she loved wearing her suit and was ready to wear it on the first day back from fall break. After we swam we went up to her room to play. We both put our pink and purple suits on over our swimsuits and my friend and I walked around the room listening to ourselves swishy. We both fell in love with the swishy sound and wanted to hear ourselves swishy. Both of us decided that we were going to wear in windpants the whole week that we returned from fall break. We wore our black windsuit pants two days, and a windsuit the other three days. After Christmas we decided we were staying in a windsuit together full time until warm weather.
Shellsuit Apperication Day - July 12, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave and Swishy Elementary Girls, I never wore a suit with drawstrings before. But, I did own a few suits with hoods. And I had suit where the jacket was made like a pullover and it only had a quarter zip. I also had a suit that had tear away pants. I had a couple of suits with the zippers on each pant legs with the ankle bands. Did you own any suits like that? That year we had a lot of rainy and windy weather in the warmer weather and the winter was colder than normal. The previous year when I was in 2nd grade, I wore shellsuits to school full time during the winter months, and I loved. Since we had cooler weather, I decided that the only type of pants that I wanted to wear to school were shell suit pants. When we had the rainy and windy weather during the warmer weather, I was in a shell suit on those days. The rest of the time, I wore a pair of shell suit pants. When the colder weather came around, I was in a complete shell suit with a long sleeve tee shirt or a turtleneck. A lot of students wore them as much as I did. One of my friends was scared to wear her suits after our teacher made a comments about her wearing her suits all the time. She almost quit wearing them and I told my friend that the following day that I wanted her to wear her navy and mint green shellsuit with a mint green turtle neck and I'd wear the same outfit with her. The next day we both came in to school in our matching outfits like we promised each other. That day we had to go on a field trip to see a play and then go a park. My friend and I didn't go and had to stay with another teacher with a few other students who didn't go. We got to have a free day and play in the gym and swim in the in door pool since they weren't having any gym classes and swimming classes. We could go to the locker room and change into our gym clothes or swimsuits. My friend changed into a blue swimsuit and I changed into a pink swimsuit. After we changed I told my friend that I was putting my shellsuit back on over my swimsuit. My friend was scared to put her suit on because she'd be swishing around and that is what our teacher made a comment about. I told my friend that I was in my suit too and we'd be swishing around together. She put her shellsuit on over her swimsuit. My friend said that our teacher said she swished around too much and asked if she owned any other types of clothes. I told me friend she had done me the same way along with everyone else who wore shellsuits a lot. I asked my friend what her what she liked best about wearing shellsuits. She said her favorite part was the swishy sound. I told my friend my favorite part was also the swishy sound. We went to leave the locker room, but the door wouldn't open and we were locked in there. My friend asked what we were going to do in there all day. I told her we were going to have a shellsuit apperication day and the locker room was big so we had plenty of room to walk around. I told her that I walked around in my room because I wanted to hear myself swishy. And we were going to walk around together so we could hear ourselves swishy. I took my friends hand and we started to swish around. My friend said she loved being able to swish around for the fun of it. There were bars hanging on the shower stalls and it gave me the idea for us to hang on them like monkey bars. I removed my jacket and walked over to a shower stall and hung from it. I told my friend I was waiting for her to join me. So removed her jacket and went to the shower stall facing mine and held on to the shower stall bar. I told my friend that at home I'd often sit and rub my legs together so I could hear myself swishy. I told her we were going to hang from the bars and rub our legs together. That time, I told her we went going to talk to each other. Instead we were going to focus on how much we loved to hear the swishy sound. I told her if we said any words it was going to be "Swishy, Swishy, Swishy," non stop until we got down. My friend asked me if it was going to be just me saying it or both of us. I told her I was going to start saying "Swishy, Swishy, Swishy", then when I stopped saying it, it was her turn to say it. Then we she got done it would be my turn to do it again. We started to move our legs together and we took turns saying "Swishy, Swishy, Swishy," after we both did it for a few times, we decided that we were going to say it together. So we spent half an hour saying "Swishy, Swishy, Swishy," together non stop. When we were done, we asked each other if we had ever stood out in the rain in a shellsuit. Niether one of us had down it before, but we wanted to do it. I put my jacket on and she put her jacket back on. We zipped our jackets up as far as they would go. Both of us got in separate stalls and turned the water on and sat under shower for a while. I turned the shower of and took a seat on the bench. And my friend came out in her wet shellsuit. We both liked it. We decided to run in a place for a few minutes to hear ourselves swishy. The locker room was on the stage and no one could hear us. So we shouted "We love wearing shellsuits because we love the swishy sound!" We both decided that we both wanted to spend the rest of the day walking around the locker room and hanging from the shower stall bars moving our legs together so we could swishy non stop for the rest of the day. At the end of the day the janitor had been working on the door since lunch time and had to take the door down to get us out. The teacher who we were staying with asked us if we were scared. We told her we just sat around talked.
Swishy 1st Grader - July 15, 2018 - Report this comment
In 1st grade, I was actually looking forward to coming back to school because I'd be in windpants everyday. I liked the idea since I wouldn't be in hot sweat pants and tight knit pants. I started wearing windsuits in kindergarten after seeing teachers and students wearing them all the time. Finally when November came I would be wearing a complete windsuit full time to school until warmer weather. After Christmas break, my parents told me that it was really cold and I was going back to school in long sleeve shirts and turtle necks. I didn't really like that idea because the classrooms were hot. But, I couldn't complain since I was going to get be in a windsuit everyday, which was my favorite thing to wear back then. When I went back to school, my parents ended up keeping me in turtlenecks most of the time. I hated it because they were really hot and the neck was very itchy. But, the only thing I liked about wearing a turtleneck was that it really made my suit stand out.
PE/Guideance Counselor - July 18, 2018 - Report this comment
@ Dave, The year, I was in 4th grade, we didn't have a PE teacher for most of the year and our home room teacher had to do PE with us. We also had a new guidance counselor. She dressed fancy often, but after fall came around she was in a shell suit a few times a week. After spring break she decided that she wanted to do guidance and PE together. So, she became the PE teacher. Once she was the PE teacher, she wore her shellsuits to school often since she was in the gym most of the day. In the warmer weather, she came to school in a sleeveless polo shirt and a pair of shellsuit pants. She often got comments about it, she said she wore them because she liked the glistering material and that swishy sound. Some of the boys told her she looked hot in her shellsuits.

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