This study deals with prestressed shells, which are capable of “morphing” under large deflexions between very different load-free configurations. Prestressing involves plastically curving a flat, thin shell in orthogonal directions either in the opposite or same sense, resulting in two unique types of behavior for isotropic shells. Opposite-sense prestressing produces a bistable, cylindrically curved shell provided the prestress levels are large enough and similar in size: This effect forms the basis of a child’s “flick” bracelet and is well known. On the other hand, same-sense prestressing results in a novel, neutrally stable shell provided the levels are also sufficiently large but identical: The shell has to be made precisely, otherwise, it is monostable and is demonstrated here by means of a thin, helically curved strip. The equilibrium states associated with both effects are quantified theoretically and new expressions are determined for the requisite prestress levels. Furthermore, each stability response is revealed in closed form where it is shown that the neutrally stable case occurs only for isotropic materials, otherwise, bistability follows for orthotropic materials, specifically, those, which have a shear modulus different from the isotropic value. Finally, prestressing and initial shape are considered together and, promisingly, it is predicted that some shells can be neutrally stable and bistable simultaneously.