- January 9, 2022 at 3:39 pm #605486Gloria ReneeParticipantRegistered On: July 7, 2020Topics: 9Replies: 177Has thanked: 2343 timesBeen thanked: 911 times
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I’ve been spending 15 minutes in the morning doing stretches before I work out and have found I’ve become far more bendy in just a little over a month am able to get the zippers on my dresses up and down now unassisted.
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Like Celeste, I can pull a lot of zippered dresses on without having to open the zipper, or at least just a little bit.
I have used the string or shoelace method (put a knot in the shoelace, thread one end in to the knot, then pull on the other end of the shoelace). But this is rare.
If I really need to do the zipper, I inch it along. I pull it down only as far as I really need it. Then I put on the dress, leaving the zipper where I can still reach it over my head. I’ll pull the zipper up a few inches, then pull the dress down making sure the zipper is still reachable, then repeat. Taking it off is a little easier because I can pull the zipper tab up then push down on the zipper getting a few more inches each time. I’ll then pull the dress up and push the zipper down, and continue this until I can get my shoulders and arms out, after that it is easy.
- January 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm #605595Stephanie BassPrincess - AnnualRegistered On: November 30, 2019Topics: 19Replies: 2832Has thanked: 40735 timesBeen thanked: 10288 times
Hugs Gloria as these ladies have said a zipper hook or easyiest is help ha ha i know my wife helps sometimes or a no zipper pullover dress works best hugs girl Keystone is coming better get it working he he ..
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- January 9, 2022 at 7:34 pm #605583Darlene HollisLadyRegistered On: January 18, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 23Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 126 times
Some you can leave zipped and do the overhead slink. Others you can zip in front and then spin it around. I put the forms in after the dress goes on. Side zippers I can usually get unzipped. Rear zippers I spin or overhead slink to get off, after the forms come out. Maybe that’s one advantage we have over GGs!
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I made my own zipper helper. Some dresses, I out on, zip up with the back more to the side and arms not yet in the shoulders/sleeves, then, scoot the dress back into place, and wiggle everything back into place.
Wish I was more flexible.
- January 9, 2022 at 5:12 pm #605525
- January 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm #605509Celeste StarreLadyRegistered On: June 26, 2018Topics: 46Replies: 1273Has thanked: 344 timesBeen thanked: 4689 times
First question would be how many of your dresses actually need to be zipped up? I’ve got lots of dresses that have back zippers but maybe only a couple that actually need to be zipped. All the others can easily go on over my head. The one or two that don’t can be easily done with a paper clip attached to a length of string.
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- January 9, 2022 at 3:52 pm #605493Brielle RossDuchessRegistered On: August 14, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 262Has thanked: 1253 timesBeen thanked: 1174 times
I’ve used thread or a thin wire (like fishing line) looped through the zipper tab. Hold both ends and it should go up fairly easy. Now getting it down again is another thing entirely (giggle!). Actually, it may work in reverse, but you may need to have someone help thread the line through when you are ready to take the dress off.
They make zipper helper clasps that you can get on amazon. I got one, but it doesn’t stay clamped – I may be doing something wrong or it’s defective.
- January 9, 2022 at 3:48 pm #605489
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