I am on the Glory in 7 days and have 2 fabulous formal dresses to wear for the 2 formal night. I am going solo and was wondering how the heck am I going to zip up the darned things. I have tried the dresses on about 5 times in the last few days trying to figure out a good way to do this on my own.
Some non-cruising friends at work suggested using dental floss and a hanger to zip up on my own. I tried it in every conceivable fashion, and no luck. Since these are floor length gowns, the zippers are long and the thing you grab to zip up is quite slim.
After about 30 minutes of stuggle (and feeling like I have dislocated my shoulders) I can get the thing right.
Okay, so now, dinner is over and I want to be more casual and visit a bar or the casino. GETTING THE DRESS UNZIPPED IS EVEN HARDER.
Do I ask the room steward (doesn't feel appropriate), or do I just labor until I get a method down? I even tried zipping the dress up before I put it on, but it does not slide over certain parts.
What have others done?
I know it sounds silly, but I am worrying about missing dinner because I need an hour for "zip time."