(Closed) Can you zip up your own gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
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    Not all the way

    Not even close!

  • Post # 3
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t even come close to being able to zip mine up by myself! I was a bit worried about this too, so I am curious to see what other ladies have to say.

    Post # 4
    2747 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Zip up my own? Probably… but I’d need someone to latch the hooks on the inside anyway. 

    Post # 6
    15210 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope.. it was way too tight to zip up myself, and I can normally zip or button anything up myself.

    Post # 7
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Nope can’t do it. I’m afraid I’ll probably need help to go pee on my wedding day.

    Post # 9
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I could do it, but it wasn’t easy and I needed help with the clasp at the top.

    Post # 10
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope, I had help on that one.. I don’t think I know anyone who could do this especially with the zipper in the back..

    Post # 11
    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope. It’s too big, but the way I am shaped and the way it is shaped, I have to have it all in just the right place to zip up. I can’t lift it up to reach the last two inches and then tug it back down in place. So no, I can’t reach into the middle of my shoulder blades at the right angle to get the last two inches. 

    Post # 12
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well my dress has button all up the back, so I DEFINATELY can’t do that myself!

    Post # 13
    9478 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes, I’ve zipped mine up and it’s in the back. It wasn’t easy, but I somehow managed. Haha. 

    I can’t imagine many women can though. Like I said, I still had a tiMe doing so but I was determined. 

    Post # 14
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I can get it about an inch to the top with the clasp close, but then it gets to a point where I can’t bend my arm that way. Yet, others can zip it pretty easily.

    Post # 15
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Mine is a corset so I’m not much help..but I had a big dress with pintucks and all that had a zipper as a bridesmaid in my sisters wedding..and I can tell you, it’s exactly right. You should most definitely NOT be able to zip it up yourself. If you can, it’s not tight enough. My dress for my sisters wedding wasn’t even all that easy for someone else to zip up and neither was any of the other bridesmaid’s dresses, lol. They’re supposed to fit like a glove. 🙂

    edit: don’t feel bad about getting the alteration. If you got 1 inch taken in and it still fits, you NEEDED it. Especially if it’s a strapless, you don’t want to be pulling your dress up all night. Someone will still be happy to buy it i’m sure, even with the alteration.

    Post # 16
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Here’s Mom zipping me (and then doing 1 million buttons)

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