FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - VINTAGE DON SAYRES FOR WELLMORE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE SANTANA KNIT DRESS IN AMETHYST & CHARCOAL
A beautiful vintage Santana knit dress by Don Sayres for Wellmore from Saks Fifth Avenue - you know if the dress came from Saks that it was expensive as well as a high quality dress - although this lovely knit dress has been in my collection, i have not personally worn it although someone else did as there is still a cleaner’s tag on it from being at the dry cleaners
This expensive brand used to be sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman & other high-end stores in the past - if you like St. John Santana knits, you will like this brand as well because it is the same knit & fiber out of wool & rayon
This expensive classy-look dress features charcoal gray knit trim around the neck, lower front, back of the dress, on the pockets & the ends of the sleeves - the color of the dress is a pretty shade of amethyst with charcoal gray which is a striking combination - very elegant & classy looking - large pockets on the front - very unique squared set in sleeves - a fabulous heavy knit in the same combination of rayon & wool just like the St. John knit dresses.
John Santana knits that we all love - unlined - shoulder pads which could be removed if you wish - long back zipper
Just a very lovely vintage knit dress by Don Sayres for Wellmore from Saks Fifth Avenue perfect for when you want to look expensive & elegant
By: Don Sayres for Wellmore from Saks Fifth Avenue
Size: 12 - would probably fit other sizes as well but go by the measurements
Bust: 40 - 44 stretched a bit
Shoulder to shoulder: 15 - 17 stretched
Sleeve from neck: 20-¾
Waist: 38 with lots of stretch since it is a knit
Hips: 41 unstretched but leave room for movement
Fabric: rayon & wool just like the st. John Santana knit
Care: dry clean
Condition: very good
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