In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ropa de confección feminineprêt-á-porter masculine(clothes) (before noun) de confección
- His clothes are neither ready-to-wear nor couture - they are startling constructions which can frighten people.
- The disappearance of bespoke tailoring has been offset by better ready-to-wear clothes and the coming of certain designer labels only the more discerning will recognise.
- They pioneered ready-to-wear suits and shirts, back in an age when made-to-measure tailoring was still very much the norm, always with reverential customer service.
- Although easily raveled fabrics may look great with such a buttonhole, if you examine ready-to-wear clothes, you'll often find a much looser stitch used.
- I once heard a rumour that you could go into a shop and buy a ready-to-wear suit.
- This was an eveningwear line that was beautiful and sophisticated, a more grown-up version of the ready-to-wear collection.
- Don't get me wrong; buying a ready-to-wear suit isn't a bad thing.
- Sewing machines brought mass-produced shoes in standard sizes and ready-to-wear clothes within universal reach.
- This second line is a collection of women's ready-to-wear outfits but more luxurious.
- Most of all I want to create forward-thinking, beautifully cut clothes, and have my own ready-to-wear womenswear label.
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