Yes, I think many have had the same feeling. I have often stopped half way while getting dressed and just set it aside. Sometimes it is because I got enough of a girly pick me up and went back to man clothes.
Like you said it is the one step up feeling that is so wonderful!
It really took a long time for me to fight the negativity towards myself and really start enjoying the adventure again. Now I take all of the small victories and just embrace them. It helps if I say things out loud like “man my legs look great in black nylons” or “these sexy heels fit perfectly and look fantastic”.