Definition of prêt-à-porter in English:

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prêt-à-porter

Pronunciation: /ˌpredäpôrˈtā/

adjective

(Of designer clothes) sold ready-to-wear as opposed to made to measure.
Example sentences
  • However, unlike haute couture, prêt-à-porter clothing isn't one of a kind.
  • Inaccessible to many so far, designer wear makes an entry into the mainstream with wearable and affordable prêt-à-porter garments.
  • The Italian prêt-à-porter collections unite aspects of the spectacular and the pragmatic demonstrated in more extreme terms on the runways of London, Paris, New York.

noun

Designer clothes sold ready-to-wear.
Example sentences
  • Barbie and prêt-à-porter arrived on the scene simultaneously.
  • Already a collaborator with the Genny group, the Gilmar group, Maska and Mariella Burani, Alessandro has been producing his own women's prêt-à-porter (produced by Belle Maille di Carpi) for several years now.
  • A change of guards in Italian Fashion Maisons: Nicola Trussardi has called twenty-six-year-old Parisian Nicolas Ghesquiere to design women's prêt-à-porter and the collection for the USA.

Origin

French, literally 'ready to wear'.

Words that rhyme with prêt-à-porter

forte, panforte

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: prêt-à-por·ter

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