being an occasion, situation, etc., for which one must be somewhat formally well-dressed: the first dress-up dance of the season.
Informal.. Usually, dress-ups.
a person's best clothes: Wear your dress-ups for the reception.
accessories or other added features: a car with custom dress-ups.

1665–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase dress up

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