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.

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