A model walking at the Emilia Wickstead show during London Fashion Week
What Does It Really Mean When Something Is Ready-To-Wear In Fashion?
In the fashion world, "ready-to-wear" means that a piece or collection was produced to be sold to the masses, and can be found in stores after they’ve been displayed on the runway.
Unless you have a custom piece, every article of clothing you have is ready-to-wear. Ready-to-wear isn't determined by price, but by the level of exclusivity to purchase an item.
Ready-to-wear clothes use a somewhat universal sizing standard, but brands can still use alternate sizing, meaning one size for one brand isn't the same as for another brand.
While inclusive sizing is more common these days, it still hasn’t caught on for all ready-to-wear styles. Unfortunately, it's not seen as logical or economical in today's society.