of clothing : ready-made
: dealing in ready-made clothes
ready-to-wear stores
ready-to-wear noun

Examples of ready-to-wear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tory Burch: Shop ready-to-wear, accessories, handbags, shoes, and sport—all up to 50% right now. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 The flagship will sell the entire range of Gabriela Hearst men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, fine merino wool and cashmere knitwear, footwear, accessories, and handbags. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 The collection is filled with ready-to-wear skin skin-tight, neutral-toned dresses and accessories adorned in crystals. Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 This ready-to-wear nail set comes with various nail sizes to ensure the right fit for each finger, plus brush-on glue and quick-change gel tabs for easy application and removal. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 This is an industry, after all, that often still holds its ready-to-wear shows during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, making no concession to the Jewish High Holy Days in its scheduling. Vanessa Friedman and Max Lakin, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Over Champagne and caviar, guests including AnnaSophia Robb, Thomas Doherty, and Coco Rocha perused the new space filled with the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories in this season’s copper, blush, pink, and signature greige tones. Mario Abad, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2023 The exclusive drop ranges from men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections to accessories and fragrances. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023 She will be photographed for the campaign of the spring-summer 2024 ready-to-wear collection by Virginie Viard. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ready-to-wear was in 1895

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“Ready-to-wear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ready-to-wear. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: made in a standard size and not for any particular person

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