Stuck zippers on dresses and other garments can result in moments of panic, especially if you are in a dressing room or are about to attend a formal engagement. Rather than working up a sweat jumping and shimmying around -- in attempts to get the dress off -- have a friend, family member or store clerk help you remove it. Unless the zipper is defective, assorted home remedies can be used to dislodge it with minimum stress to you.
Have a friend, family member or store attendant pull the dress up and over your head, or pull the dress down so you can step out of it. How close-fitting the dress is will determine whether or not this is a possibility.
Rub a bar of soap over the teeth of the zipper where it is stuck. Then use a back-and-forth motion to get the zipper moving. Pull the zipper down, once it is moving, to remove the dress. Have a friend, family member or store attendant perform this action, if you cannot get at the zipper by yourself. Liquid dish soap is another option. Use your finger or a cotton swab to apply it around the zipper.
Rub additional waxy substances over the stuck zipper, if the soap method fails. Use a piece of crayon or candle wax on the zipper to unstick the zipper teeth. Ask for assistance, if you cannot reach the zipper on your own.
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