I bought this dress when I was living in Florence, summer 2002.
It was clearly sized incorrectly as an Italian medio (which is normally the equivalent to an American size 5).
It was marked down and marked down and marked down again, priced at only 15 Euro (at the time the equivalent of $15).
It was the only one, and it fit me, and I bought it, and it was magical.
I gave it to Julia a couple years ago, because since I've had Gabriel, it fits me sort of like a sausage casing, and I felt it needed to move on to greener pastures. Up until this weekend, she had never worn it because the straps were too long.
So we reinvented it as a strapless dress, and here we are.