• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ready-to-wear (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock "a ready-made jacket","ready-to-wear clothes"
    • n ready-to-wear ready-made clothing "she couldn't find anything in ready-to-wear that she liked"
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In literature:

I was ready to wear any sort.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
Sally Singer is getting ready to be married this summer to a Pittsburgh man who wears a cane.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
She says I may stay with you until I either wear out my welcome or get ready to come home.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
They wear ready-made clothing, for example, without taking the trouble to improve upon it.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
And they must be strung, ready to wear, or they would be useless to her, arriving at the last moment.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Peggy Montfort is going to wear her things till her own are ready, that's all.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
You should wear a bathing suit and be ready to swim in case of a spill.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
There was but one store in Elberon, the nearest town, where ready-to-wear garments were sold.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
All right, Maclin, my ready-to-wear villain, here's to you!
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
In addition, the short sword which every Ashanti man wears, hung from the waist, ready for hand-to-hand fighting.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton

In poetry:

She wears a little bonnet:
A bird that's perched upon it
To fly seems ready.
My heart, not over-bold,
When her I do behold,
Goes quite unsteady.
"A Valentine" by Oscar Fay Adams
Then there's Petticoat Lane I venture to say,
It's a wonderful place on the Sabbath day;
There wearing apparel can be bought to suit the young or old
For the ready cash— silver, coppers, or gold.
"Descriptive Jottings of London" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, left, gets flowers from a model after the presentation of her ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, in Paris, Saturday, Sept.29, 2012.
Enlarge The Associated Press Left, a look from DKNY's Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection in New York.
Enter the Era of the $10,000 Ready-to-Wear Dress.
A model wears a creation by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen as part of the ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012.
"The fact that she wore slacks and wanted to be comfortable influenced women's 'ready-to-wear' in the United States," said Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, which received 700 items from Hepburn 's estate.
Sonia Rykiel attends the Sonia Rykiel Ready to Wear S/S 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Halle Freyssinet on Oct 1, 2011, in Paris.
The designer and the big-box chain plan to collaborate on a line of women's ready-to-wear and accessories — priced from $12.99 to $199.99 — to be in stores February 10, 2013.
The Belgian designer Raf Simons acknowledged the audience at the end of Jil Sander Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection last September in Milan.
As ever, Alexander McQueen's ready-to-wear show was Paris Fashion Week's most original, living up to the spirit of the designer who died in 2010.
Viktor & Rolf: Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear.
I decided to wear a Bears jersey on the tour, and I was ready for the ridicule.
Valentino Spring 2013 Ready-to- Wear Collection.
Spring 2013 Ready-to- Wear .
Fall 2012 Ready-to- Wear .
Spring 2012 Ready-to- Wear .