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Definition of "ready-to-wear" [ready-to-wear]

  • Marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes. Used of clothing. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or doing business in ready-to-wear clothing. (adjective)
  • Clothing marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ready-to-wear" in a sentence
  • "In an effort to earn greater regard—and profits—from the mainstream fashion audience, she will place her famous name on her midpriced line of ready-to-wear, which is now called "Lavender" and will be called "Vera Wang.""
  • "Now, online buyers snap up rare designer labels, exclusive pieces and ready-to-wear days after it leaves the runway."
  • "AFP/Getty Images A fur and black leather quilted coat by Mr. Gaultier for his Autumn/Winter 2011 ready-to-wear presentation."