dress-up

[ dres-uhp ]
/ ˈdrɛsˌʌp /

adjective

being an occasion, situation, etc., for which one must be somewhat formally well-dressed: the first dress-up dance of the season.

noun

Informal. Usually dress-ups.
  1. a person's best clothes: Wear your dress-ups for the reception.
  2. accessories or other added features: a car with custom dress-ups.

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Origin of dress-up

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