While I appreciate that a cap sleeve, stretch-chambray, button-front, Mandarin collar dress circa the late 90s - mid 2000s may not be what everyone thinks of as "classic", in this context I'm referring to the term simply for classification purposes.
In the world of collectible cars, "classic" is the term used to refer to any car over 20 years old. While in the fashion world these distinctions tend to be more blurry (and often lumped under the one-size-fits-most term "vintage"), in this particular instance it seemed to fit. Granted, with cars, the term "vintage" refers to a car built between 1919 and 1930, so again, yeah....blurry.
Be that as it may, if this piece isn't 20 years old, it's darn close. I picked this dress up several months ago while I was in the US, on a thrifting mission with my mom and sister. While my life these days does not really give me any reason to own a button-front, "office" type dress, when something fits as well as this dress did straight off of the rack, you don't question it. The Universe has spoken, and you just need to go with it. The opportunity to wear it will likely present itself sooner or later. And hey, who am I to argue with The Universe?