Rare 1980’s women’s black Wellmore sweater

Pieces like this don’t often come along.   Exquisitely hand-loomed and hand-crocheted in black, this Wellmore sweater may have been a sample piece, thus making it even more unusual.  The bodice front is a subtle bateau-neck sweater with full-length sleeves edged in hand-crocheted lace.  That’s all well and good, but when you turn the piece around you see the real surprise:  The semi-sheer back in a uniform and hand-crocheted mesh of black.  It’s understated yet grand, of its time and timeless in the same instant.  Garments from this label sold at Neiman Marcus for hundreds of dollars when new.  We invite you to see more of this piece for yourself here.