from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being merchandise, especially clothing, made in standard sizes; ready-made.
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- adj. ready-made in a range of standard sizes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Intended to be worn without alterations; ready-to-wear; -- of clothing. Contrasted with
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
Although the ever-critical Gossip Girl as well as Blair Leighton Meester would likely be appalled at the notion of off-the-rack dresses
The new age had created a demand for off-the-rack, mass-produced clothing that could be sold in department stores.
And while such an abode may cost less, it certainly shouldn't look like a cheap off-the-rack suit.
Unsatisfied with off-the-rack roman shades — too dinky and un-luxe — and horrified by custom curtain costliness, I noticed the industrial roller shade, an undervalued player on the scene.
Bespoke is still the bread and butter of Hamilton's operation, but last year the brand made its first move into the off-the-rack market with 1883, a line of sport shirts inspired by the quirky orders of its longtime customers Mr. Lovett's custom double-pocket western shirts with special bone buttons, for example.
Finally, wear a custom made garment only; off-the-rack never fit properly, and each woman is built slightly differently.
It never ceases to amaze me how many "sour grape" whiners and complainers post to this site every time Petzal reviews a rifle that isn't off-the-rack at WalMart.
The fashion tome replays the first lady's greatest sartorial hits inauguration, state dinners, foreign trips and praises her mix of designer and less-expensive off-the-rack pieces -- you know, just like normal women!
Trench coats from Burberry's off-the-rack collections start at about $700 and range up to about $6,000.
If buying off-the-rack (prices start around $180)—as opposed to custom-made (which fit like a glove and can cost upward of $1,200)—they should ride low on the hips and be hard to squeeze into.