You hit on something that makes dressing different than other activities or hobbies. The sexual/sensual/erotic feelings. I’d be hard pressed to believe that anyone became aroused when they dressed for a round of golf! There is a deeper connection to dressing and that is what I am so interested in. I’ve wondered at times if there is, for some, a component of obsession? Is it possible that some CDs view women on a pedestal and want to emulate what it feels like to be on that pedestal? If you are infatuated with women it isn’t hard to understand why you would want to become that which infatuates you from time to time.
To answer your questions, maybe some women are in touch with the fabrics or style of clothes. I might feel a bit more attractive dressing up but I’m counting the minutes until I can take it off and be more comfortable lol.