I’ve tried the same idea with a paper clip b4 my SOGGF suggested the photo ID LANYARD, BUT THERE IS one big problem, particularly if the gown or dress bodice is tight spandex, especially if one has gained a few pounds since it was purchased.
One extremely nice gown I got several years ago was a blue spandex lace floor length gown, cost ~$300.00, I loved it. Got it for a New Year’s Eve formal dinner-dance my SOGGF’S employer was having, (it was the 1st formal evening gown I had ever worn, plus little did I know why my SOGGF, insisted I purchased this extremely tight spandex lace gown for the new year’s eve dinner Dance from 7pm to 2am,,it was also the firm’s annual employee awards dinner combined with the new year’s eve party. Thus she wanted me to make a good impression with her co-workers, and I did.
But a year later, at a different formal event the gown zipper was even tougher to pull up, My SOGGF had to pull it up fully 4 me, I had tried the shoelace and extra strong paper clip but b4 I could get zipper more than 3/4th way up the paperclip bent and the shoelace slipped off the clip…….my SOGGF had to use 1 hand to pull both sides of zipper at that point together b4 the zipper could be fully zipped up. THE GOWN WAS EVEN TIGHTER.
When we got home, while my SOGGF helped me remove my gown, she insisted that I weight myself, I had gained 5lbs., then she insisted on taking my BRA Band measurement, yup my natural chest had grown 3/4″ from a year b4, even though I wasn’t taking any female hormones at that time.