80s Shell Suits

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If your looking for 80s shell suits for a fancy dress costume, then you have landed in the right place. Below, you will discover a wide range of colourful outfits, accompanied by lots of interesting facts about them.

Shell suits were two-piece ensembles, which comprised of a zip-up jacket and matching trousers. They were distinguished by their distinctive, crinkly and shiny but lightweight, wind-resistant fabric.

80s Shell Suits – Fancy Dress Costumes

80s Shell Suit Costume for Men and Women. Choice of colours and designs80s Shell Suit Costume for Men and Women. Choice of colours and designsWomen's Colourful Pink 80s Shell Suit withy yellow, green and blue colour blocks and stripesWomen’s Colourful Pink 80s Shell Suit withy yellow, green and blue colour blocks and stripes1980s Purple Shell Suit Tracksuit for Men or Women by Widdman. Jacket and elasticated trousers1980s Purple Shell Suit Tracksuit for Men or Women by Widdman. Jacket and elasticated trousersLadies Pink Shellsuit Costume by Amscan with purple and light blue colour blocks and stripesLadies Pink Shellsuit Costume by Amscan with purple and light blue colour blocks and stripesWomen's Black, Pink and Green Shell Suit Costume by Fun WorldWomen’s Black, Pink and Green Shell Suit Costume by Fun WorldMen's Black 80s Shell Suit Costume by Fun WorldMen’s Black 80s Shell Suit Costume by Fun WorldMen's Blue 80s Workout Shellsuit with Workout Accessories.Men’s Blue 80s Workout Shellsuit with Workout Accessories.Adults Unisex Blue Shell Suit Costume wth 80s Accessories, pink headband, sweatbands, sunglasses and inflatable ghettoblasterAdults Unisex Blue Shell Suit Costume wth 80s Accessories, pink headband, sweatbands, sunglasses and inflatable ghettoblasterWomen's Blue Shell Suit with Pink, Purple and Yellow StripesWomen’s Blue Shell Suit with Pink, Purple and Yellow StripesMen's Purple Shell Suit Tracksuit with Chevron StripesMen’s Purple Shell Suit Tracksuit with Chevron StripesSmiffys 80s Height of Fashion Pink Shell Suit for WomenSmiffys 80s Height of Fashion Pink Shell Suit for WomenWomen;s Green, Purple and Pink Shell Suit by Smiffys, Fancy Dress CostumeWomen;s Green, Purple and Pink Shell Suit by Smiffys, Fancy Dress CostumeSmiffys Men's 80s Green, Blue and Purple Shell Suit Costume. Jacket and trousersSmiffys Men’s 80s Green, Blue and Purple Shell Suit Costume. Jacket and trousersCouples 80s Shell Suit Tracksuit Costume, blue, pink and purple. Also in pink with accessories.Couples 80s Shell Suit Tracksuit Costume, blue, pink and purple. Also in pink with accessories.Mens Blue 80s Shiny Shell Suit Costume by SmiffysMens Blue 80s Shiny Shell Suit Costume by SmiffysUnique Women's 80s Pattern Pink JumpsuitUnique Women’s 80s Pattern Pink JumpsuitWomen's One Piece Colour Block Ski Suit Tracksuit.Women’s One Piece Colour Block Ski Suit Tracksuit.Men or Women's Turquoise Shell Suit with 80s PatternsMen or Women’s Turquoise Shell Suit with 80s PatternsMen or Women's Purple Shell Suit CostumeMen or Women’s Purple Shell Suit Costume80s Neon Shell Suit / Windbreaker Costume for Men or Women. Available in blue and pink80s Neon Shell Suit / Windbreaker Costume for Men or Women. Available in blue and pink80s Light Blue Shell Suit Tracksuit Costume for Men or Women80s Light Blue Shell Suit Tracksuit Costume for Men or WomenMen's Shiny Blue and Yellow Shell Suit by EraSpookyMen’s Shiny Blue and Yellow Shell Suit by EraSpookyCOREWO Womens 80s Tracksuit Retro Hip Hop Windbreaker Women Disco Tracksuit Sets Colorblock One Piece Outfits SetCOREWO Womens 80s Tracksuit Retro Hip Hop Windbreaker Women Disco Tracksuit Sets Colorblock One Piece Outfits SetWomen's One Piece Colour Block 80s Jumpsuit in PinkWomen’s One Piece Colour Block 80s Jumpsuit in PinkWomen's 2 Piece 80s Colour Block Tracksuit, shorts and zipper jacketWomen’s 2 Piece 80s Colour Block Tracksuit, shorts and zipper jacketWomen's Blue, Pink and Purple 1980s/90s TracksuitWomen’s Blue, Pink and Purple 1980s/90s TracksuitWomen's Neon Green 2 Piece Colour Block TracksuitWomen’s Neon Green 2 Piece Colour Block TracksuitWomen's Shiny Authentic 80s Shell Suit / Ski Suit CostumeWomen’s Shiny Authentic 80s Shell Suit / Ski Suit CostumeWomen's Shiny, Crinkly 80s Shell Suit Costume, Pink and BlueWomen’s Shiny, Crinkly 80s Shell Suit Costume, Pink and BlueMen's Green and Pink Jogging Suit for Fancy DressMen’s Green and Pink Jogging Suit for Fancy DressI Love The 80s Bum Bag Waistpack Accessory, PinkI Love The 80s Bum Bag Waistpack Accessory, Pink80s Sweatbands and Inflatable Ghettoblaster Set80s Sweatbands and Inflatable Ghettoblaster Set

 

Interesting Facts about 80s Shell Suits

Shell suits were initially designed for outdoor activities and sports, but gained immense popularity as everyday streetwear, reflecting the broader fascination with athleticism and fitness, and a casual yet stylish aesthetic during the late 1980s. However, they quickly became a fashion faux pas, as you will discover later in this post.

The popularity of shell suits was fueled by their vibrant and eye-catching colors, although some would say gaudy! Colour blocks of neon and pastel shades, bold patterns, and contrasting stripes were commonplace, and these outfits were as much about making a fashion statement as they were about function. The shiny, synthetic materials from which these tracksuits were made not only provided protection from the elements but also contributed to the futuristic look that defined late 1980s fashion.

From trendy to fashion faux pas

80s shell suits were considered cool for a pretty short period, and as we moved forward into the 1990s they became a fashion faux pas, thanks largely to controversial celebrities and Harry Enfield’s scouser characters wearing them – “calm down, calm down!”. The final death knell, though, came when the vile sex predator Jimmy Savile started wearing one in his old age.

In 2012, the Daily Mail reported that the Shell Suit was voted as the worst fashion item of the last 50 years

In recent times, shell suits have become hugely popular as a fun 80s fancy dress option, with an ever-increasing number of these colourful tracksuits becoming available to buy online. We hope you have a lot of fun wearing one at your party or event.

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