And if you feel like getting all dolled up and going out, you can do that.
Me, I'm dolled up in green tights and a leather coat, and get a bugle to carry.
I know Augusta will be a cheerful sight when we get her all dolled up.
Here was a regular person, all dolled up in a classy evening gown, with a fur-trimmed opera cape slippin' off her shoulders.
He's all dolled up like an Injun—shaved face, tribe paint, and so on.
Ambrosia wore it to a movie and the young man admiringly informed her she "was all dolled up."
Somebody's looking mighty pretty this evening, all dolled up in pink.
He's never happier than when he's dolled up in a sport-shirt and a lavender scarf and toasting marshmallows.
Id feel sort of—of low in my mind if I had to live in a place all dolled up with ribbons and lace and mirrors and things.
Look at me now, all dolled up every night, and mixin' with the best people!
1550s, endearing name for a female pet or a mistress; originally a familiar form of fem. proper name Dorothy (q.v.). The -l- for -r- substitution in nicknames is common in English: cf. Hal for Harold, Moll for Mary, Sally for Sarah, etc. Attested from 1640s as colloquial for "slattern;" sense of "child's toy baby" is c.1700. Transferred back to living beings 1778 in sense of "pretty, silly woman."
1867, "to pet, indulge," from doll (n.). Usually with up. Meaning "to dress up" is from 1906, American English. Related: Dolled; dolling.