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Shell suit named worst fashion crime of past 50 years

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The shell suit is a staple of Little Britain character Vicky Pollard's wardrobe

The shell suit is a staple of Little Britain character Vicky Pollard's wardrobe

The shell suit is a staple of Little Britain character Vicky Pollard's wardrobe

The much-maligned shellsuit has been proven as the worst fashion faux pas of the past 50 years, according to a new poll.

The bright-coloured, polyester outfits of the 1980s were voted the worst item by 91% of women surveyed by retailer isme.com.

Next on the list of worst fashion items was the Spandex mini skirt, voted by 88% of those polled, followed by dungarees, the jump suit and shoulder pads.

The classic, LBD - little black dress - was voted that top item by 91% of those who voted.

Belfast Telegraph