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Stiff zip

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NiceCardigan Mon 25-Apr-16 20:00:12

I've just bought a lovely dress from coast for my birthday celebrations (50 this year) but the zip is really stiff. I ended up doing it up with the zip at the front and then turning the dress round and wiggling into the sleeves! Is there anything I can do to make the zip run more smoothly the dress fits beautifully when I can get it done up.

LindorBunny Mon 25-Apr-16 21:09:46

Running a pencil over it is supposed to help.

elephantoverthehill Mon 25-Apr-16 21:13:36

Is it a plastic zip or a metal one? I agree with the pencil as you are effectively putting graphite on it, but I have also heard about rubbing a bar of soap along the teeth for a plastic one.

NiceCardigan Mon 25-Apr-16 21:17:39

It's a metal one so will try the pencil. I don't want to send it back as it looks nice on.

elephantoverthehill Mon 25-Apr-16 21:22:12

Enjoy your birthday celebrations wine

piddleypower Mon 25-Apr-16 21:47:19

Or rub a candle up and down the zip, then run it up and down a few times (whilst the dress is off!)

NiceCardigan Mon 25-Apr-16 21:56:25

Thank you elephant DH is 50 this year so we are having a black tie dinner with family. A good excuse to dress up!

Herewegoagainfolks Mon 25-Apr-16 22:00:08

Carefully apply furniture polish with a cotton bud.

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