- clothing made in standard sizes; ready-made clothing.
- pertaining to or dealing in such clothing: the ready-to-wear business; a ready-to-wear shop.
Origin of ready-to-wear
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for ready-to-wear
Mr. Fournié is poised to debut his first ready-to-wear collection in December.
“It is not as big as perfumes, but it is bigger than ready-to-wear,” he added.
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The Fashion Beast Team
May 30, 2014
In October 2007, Hourani launched his first ready-to-wear unisex line, RAD by Rad Hourani, at a small art gallery in Paris.Rad Hourani, The First Unisex Couture Designer
January 29, 2014
Summerville captures this ambiance with a mix of ready-to-wear couture pieces and original creations.The ‘Catching Fire’ Costume Designer Talks the Dark Turn in ‘Hunger Games’ Fashion
November 22, 2013
He was awake to the marvelous development of the ready-to-wear business.
It is a little too prim and ready-to-wear for me, if you'll excuse me for saying so.John Wesley, Jr.
Dan B. Brummitt
Mr. Secord is the new buyer of the ladies' ready-to-wear, and successor to Mr. Woodman.The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921
Hudson's Bay Company
Toward noon Kit, in a "ready-to-wear" looking costume, knocked at Clo's door.The Lion's Mouse</p>
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Some of them specialize in certain things, like ready-to-wear clothing, but most of them carry a little of everything.Finding the Lost Treasure
Helen M. Persons
- (of clothes) not tailored for the wearer; of a standard size
- an article or suit of such clothes
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