from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes. Used of clothing.
- adj. Of, relating to, or doing business in ready-to-wear clothing.
- n. Clothing marketed in a finished condition in standard sizes.
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- adj. Describing apparel that does not need any tailoring (for example hemming) before it can be worn.
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- n. ready-made clothing
- adj. (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
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.
The brand has been the top-selling designer ready-to-wear maker at many U.S. department stores for years, outselling Armani, which usually hovers around No.
Currently, the ready-to-wear clothes are sold in one area and the accessories another.
Victoria Beckham's ready-to-wear collection is handmade in the UK and available in over 300 retail stores around the world.
"I use Tumblr religiously," said Mr. Formichetti, a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga and the creative director of Thierry Mugler's ready-to-wear lines.
He became an investor in Vivarte in 2007 when the group, which owns ready-to-wear chains such as Kookai and Naf Naf, was bought by private-equity firm Charterhouse.
I am in my 50s and find it very hard to find ready-to-wear clothing that is appropriate for my age, in a style that I like.
A Style-page photo Thursday from Vera Wang's spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection was misidentified as being from a planned midprice line of ready-to-wear fashion.