Not knowing quite enough to be able to figure out whether The Dress was from a famous designer or just a particularly nice dress, she set off into the world to consult her friends who are in-the-know about these sorts of matters. But the funny thing was, NO ONE KNEW. They all saw The Dress and Ooohed and Aaahhhed, but no one could quite place a particular designer. But Spangles was just happy to have found such a find. Because, as informed by one of her friends in clothing design, the fabric and "excellent stitching" alone would regularly make it an expensive dress, regardless of the brand. And ladies, it just feels good to wear a nice dress, can I get another Amen?!
Back in New York our protagonist has an opportunity to wear The Dress for a coworker's birthday outing. And because her coworkers all ascribe to the Go Big or Go Home mentality with Saturday night outings in New York, she knew her new dress would be appropriate. But what she did not know nor expect was how many other people would agree. Again, remember, our Spangling is not one of those girls who people often stop to ask/comment about a wardrobe choice. She holds her own, but nothing all that noteworthy. But this night was not like other nights, because she was wearing The Dress. And no short of a half dozen strangers throughout the night stopped her in bars or on the street to inquire about her dress saying things like "Is that Versace?" Readers, this was all somewhat shocking for Spangles, but ladies, you know you feel like a million bucks when your boyfriend compliments your outfit, let alone a stranger. All the more shocking to these strangers as she explained she had no idea who designed the dress, but she got it for $18 and asked each stranger if they had any idea who designed The Dress. No one knew. And the mystery heightened with each new inquiry. Now, kind readers, our writer shares this story not to gloat but to put it out to the world- does anyone know who designed this dress? Maybe it's better that it remain a mystery and let The Legend of The Dress remain intact. But quite frankly, our protagonist would like to send a letter to the designer thanking him or her for designing such wonderful clothing that makes even the most podunk of girls feel like a superstar in a city overflowing with superstars, even for a night. And with that, I leave you with a few pictures.