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How to Pull Up the Back Zipper on a Dress

author image Melissa King
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.
How to Pull Up the Back Zipper on a Dress
A woman zips up her dress. Photo Credit: VladimirFLoyd/iStock/Getty Images

When you're getting ready for a meeting, job interview or important date, you don't have time to struggle with your dress. Some dresses, unfortunately, have a zipper on the back that can make getting ready a frustrating endeavor. If you aren't quite flexible enough to reach behind you and pull up the zipper, you don't need to give up and put on a different outfit. With the help of some common household items, you can find a creative way to zip that zipper by yourself.

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Step 1

Cut a piece of string or thin ribbon approximately 3 feet long.

Step 2

Slide one end of the string through the hole on the end of a safety pin. Tie a double knot in the string.

Step 3

Open the safety pin, then push the pointed end of the pin through the small hole on the zipper. Put the dress on.

Step 4

Reach around to your back and grasp the string. Gently pull up on the string. As you do this, the zipper will pull up as well.

Step 5

Detach the safety pin from the zipper carefully.

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