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zipper getting stuck but dress fits - help

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Stargazing Sun 08-Jul-07 15:56:42

I bought a rather expensive frock the other day for a couple of weddings - the zipper (up the side) kept getting stuck in the store but the assistant was able to pull it up. It fits perfectly but am having real trouble getting it to do up myself. Maybe it just needs a little oil or something but am scared of marking the fabric (silk) - any suggestions?

Furball Sun 08-Jul-07 16:01:56

you could grease the zip with a tiny dab of vaseline. Try doing on the inside of the so if it does get on to the fabric - it's on the inside of the dress.

sarahlou1uk Sun 08-Jul-07 16:02:33

candle wax but make sure you protect the material

Mommalove Sun 08-Jul-07 23:27:02

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DrunkenSailor Sun 08-Jul-07 23:31:32

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alipiggie Sun 08-Jul-07 23:39:54

I'd take it back to the shop. Expensive means it should work properly. Side zips are always tricking but it shouldn't stick. Perhaps there's a problem with the way it's been stitched in or the zipper itself.

lou33 Sun 08-Jul-07 23:42:11

rub a candle up and down the zip

littleboo Mon 09-Jul-07 19:13:01

Yes agree with the pencil idea

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