Zipping up your own dress can sometimes be a challenge! Here is a quick hack that every girl should know. The best part is that all you will need for this hack is a piece of ribbon (or thread, string, or even dental floss will do in a pinch) and possibly a clothespin. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Determine if your zipper looks like A or B below.
If your zipper head has a hole in the zipper like picture A, then all you will need to zip up your dress is a long piece of ribbon. If the zipper head looks like B, then in addition to the ribbon you will also need a clothespin. Go gather your supplies!
Step 2: Thread your ribbon through the zipper hole and extend the length of the ribbon all the way up to the dress shoulder as shown below.
Once you thread your ribbon through the zipper hole, make sure you have enough ribbon to easily grab both ends at the shoulder.
If your zipper head does not have a hole, then simply tie one end of the ribbon to a tight clothespin and clip the clothespin to the zipper head as pictured below.
Tip: Be sure to use a clothespin with a tight spring to prevent it from coming off the zipper head when pulled.
Step 3: Put your dress on, reach behind you and grab the ribbon over your shoulder and pull the ribbon until your dress is zipped. Remove ribbon (or clothespin) and you are done!
This works like a charm for me! If you liked this post, please check out 10 Clothing Hacks Every Woman Should Know.