Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ask LMC: How do I keep my zipper up?

Good Morning!!!

Today's question is something that hit's close to home, well at least close to my zipper.

Gail writes in:

"I can't keep my zipper up!! I buy jeans that fit, but the zipper just refuses to stay up. I'm tired of wearing long shirts and REFUSE to buy larger jeans just for the zipper! Please don't tell me I'm the only one that has issues with keeping her zipper up. Do you have any suggestions?"

Any lady who's had zipper issues before please raise your hand!

My zipper would ALWAYS fall down, which made wearing t-shirts that didn't totally cover my zipper a non- option. I usually found myself constantly looking down, checking myself to see if the reason folks were looking at me was because my fly was open.

I used safety pins, intricate designs using paper clips (don't ask) but to no avail, the zipper still rode down or low enough that I might as well have just walked around with it open. Dancing at parties was abysmal because I was so afraid that I would have an embarrassing moment on the dancefloor. It was a sight to see me dancing with my clutch strategically placed over "there".

I looked all over for a solution because I could not deal!!!!

So finally I got my answer... on an online answer board! Besides some of the "smart guy" answers like "lose weight" I found one that I immediately tried and have been using ever since.

I decided to make a picture tutorial to help you out, enjoy!

1. Rubber Bands.. I like the flat latex hair bands because they are smaller. One elastic lasts a very long time and you could even wash your jeans with these things in them. Eventually the elastic will stretch out but it's ok because there are about 75 bands to a pack!

2. Loop it through the zipper & make a slip knot through the eye of the zipper handle.

3. Pull & zip it up as usual and wrap the other end of the rubber band around the pants button.
4. Then button your jeans & VOILA!

.... let me tell you this is the TRUTH, it works!!
Only when I finally show my mom does she tell me that this is how she got her zipper up in her first weeks of pregnancy. (So my mom basically held out on me all this time (blank stare) I love her anyway!)

Word of caution
... you might forget this small wonder if you really have to "go"... so I suggest giving yourself an extra 15 seconds!

Was this helpful? I hope so!

Luvin' My Curves... keepin' folks from staring at your fly.


  1. (Raising my hand!)

    blurts out laughing... this is a great post. I love that you keep things real, because so many folks have issues keeping their zippper up.
    I'm going try this when I get home.

  2. sheer genius! I have one pair of jean where I desperately need this. Thanks so much!!!


    Thanks for the tip Diva.


  4. OMG If only I had known this before I retired my pants! I'll have to try!

  5. OMG!!! I just found this post. I promise you, I've tried so many things like saftey pins, bobby I mad I didn't see this sooner. Awesome tip!

  6. Yes! I am so glad to have found your post! I just did this to a great pair of jeans that I couldn't wear because of the droopy zipper. Thanks so much!

  7. OMG, never thought of this, and I have these rubber bands all over the place. I will try this today.

  8. Seriously brilliant. Thank you so so much!!! It works! Yay!!! No more embarrasing zipper down moments!! hurrah!!!

  9. Hmmm, my jeans- of the same brand in your phots ALL do the same thing!! Is it us or them?! Either way GREAT tip... I even shared you post on my blog!!

  10. I will be forever grateful to you for this post!!! I have been constantly embarrassed by my jeans lazy zipper! It's such a simple solution, I can't believe I hadn't thought of it! When I read this, I said, outloud, "Of course! Duh!" and ran off and "fixed" my jeans (which I am currently wearing - now without a worry)!

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  11. It really really works and I'm so happy I can wear these jeans today!

  12. Freakin just read this and it works so good i love it but now my girl cant figure out how too get my zipper down for easy access... We will wait n see if she figures it out

  13. Just found this. I work at a theme park and we have shared wardrobe that we can't take off-property (for fear we'll sell it... Seriously!), so I frequently find myself in pants that larger gals have squeezed themselves into in an effort to look "hot" (ew to people trying to pick up guys at WORK), and the zippers seem stuck at half-mast. I almost can't wait to go to work again so I can implement this fix! Thank you so much!!!

  14. Love this!!!!!! Its such a duh solution for real. Amazing though.

  15. Nice tip! I've tried hair ties and they work pretty good, but are too stretchy, so I searched online and came across a great little invention called Zipperade. Its works great and has the perfect elasticity and once you attach it, it stays put and you can leave it on in the wash.


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