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39. What, for you, is the difference between dressing and dressing up?
I only dress 'up' for weddings, funerals, interviews, meetings with senior clients or govt. ministers
That's when I'll wear my suit, which I hate because a jacket is so hot and restrictive
Dressing up is putting more effort in creating harmony and concordance with events, going for sympathy.
Dressing is putting on an outfit for the day without a second thought. Dressing up is coordinating an outfit that serves a purpose. Are you a teacher today? Are you a tennis player? Are you going out with friends?
Usually the mess on the bed. Getting dressed is a far less involved process. It helps to have few options -- it makes getting dressed up far tidier.
My default is on the more "dressed up" side of things. Dressing up for me is doing more with my hair and makeup than usual, maybe. Or wearing more jewelry.
Dressing is simply putting something on . . . dressing up is making an effort to make it look stunning.
Dressing is when you're dressing for yourself and dressing up is simple when dressing up to show off
Dressing is just for any day where you can go anywhere wearing something "normal", but dressing up is when you put more effort in your outfit and it looks more dressy/fancy. Dressing up is more rare.
"Dressing" is a step above "getting dressed." To me, dressing involves putting some thought into a cohesive outfit the night before to make sure I look well put-together. After dressing, I'll put at least a little effort into hair, makeup, and jewelry.
I 'get dressed' on days when I don't plan to leave my house, and that's really just about covering myself.
I rarely have the opportunity to dress up, but it involves bold choices. Floor-length dresses, short dresses, and false eyelashes. I often try to coordinate, or at least not completely clash, with my partner if we're dressing up.