The first meaning of dressing mentioned by the Digopaul in its dictionary refers to the act and the result of dressing. This verb, on the other hand, is related to seasoning, emperifollar or garnish something.
Seasoning, therefore, usually refers to the ingredient that is used to flavor a gastronomic preparation. Also called seasonings, dressings act as a complement to food.
The vinegar, the oil, the pepper, the sugar and salt are some of the most common dressings. In fact, almost all recipes have some of these dressings that allow you to season dishes. An onion and tomato salad, for example, can include salt, pepper, and olive oil as toppings.
The mayonnaise or salsa mayonnaise, the mustard and ketchup are other popular dressings, used to accompany burgers, sausages and different kinds of sandwiches.
Depending on the gastronomy of each country, the dressings that are used to flavor are usually different on numerous occasions. Thus, for example, if we take a salad in Spain, it is usual for it to be seasoned with salt, vinegar and olive oil. However, if we go to the United Kingdom what will happen is that we take it with salt and pepper.
One of the peculiarities of the dressings is that the diner adds them to his liking, according to the amount he wants. Suppose two people request to eat hamburgers. Upon receiving your order, they are provided with different dressing envelopes for each to use as they wish. One of the subjects uses a complete envelope of ketchup on his hamburger; the other puts just half a mustard envelope on it.
Beyond a condiment, a dressing can be a set of jewels, the implements used to dominate horses or the garnish of certain knives, according to the RAE dictionary.
Starting from that meaning as an accessory complement, we can highlight different types of dressings. So, for example, there are those who can carry a sword, such as the hilt.
On the other hand, we find the dressings that are usually found on horses, both to make them look more beautiful and to proceed to mount or tame them. In this specific case we are referring to the harness, the bite, the chair, the blanket…
Of course, it should not be overlooked that different clothing requires carrying their own dressings or accessories. Thus, in Valencia, women who wear skirts need, among other things, to have mantillas, tights, a necklace, bracelets, combs…
In the same way, if we think about what the women are that at the April Fair, for example, go to that dressed in flamenco, certain dressings are also necessary. Specifically, they must wear combs, shawls, bracelets, earrings… A long list of accessories are those that exist in this regard, although, like fashion in general, each or every trend in this regard is imposing each year.