| #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:14 am meaning of "dressing table"
|A dressing gown is a casual robe or covering worn while resting, or lounging. For example, you might wear a dressing gown while in your house before getting fully dressed, or to cover yourself when not completely dressed in front of other people. It is very similar to a bathrobe or nightgown.
A dressing table is sort of like a small desk, with a large mirror and drawers that one would sit in front of while dressing or grooming yourself, for example while brushing your hair or applying makeup.
A dressing room is just that, a room for dressing. The term is especially used in theatre, to indicate a room where people change costumes or apply theatrical makeup.
Dressing down, is an idiom which means to dress in an informal fashion, to wear casual clothes. The opposite is to 'dress up', or put on formal clothes.
So I might 'dress down' to go for a walk in the park, or a friendly meeting with friends, but 'dress up' to go to a wedding or funeral, or fancy party.
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
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