Without giving away anything ICly, I can say that I've had an RP experience that involved another character having an extreme reaction to my character's outfit - but only after having interacted with my character for quite a while before that.
To remedy this, I thought it might be nice to have a command that gives you a kind of 'mid-desc', a medium length description generated by your character's appearance settings and outfit, like so:
You glance over [name of character.]
You see a [shortdesc word pair, I.E. 'average woman', etc.] of [heritage] descent. %S is [height] in height and [weight] in build, and has [hair length], [hairstyle] [hair color] hair and [eye color] eyes.
%S is wearing [list of visible worn clothing items, by name].
This would give you a short-ish, easily digestible version of that character's description that you can use until a lull in RP lets you properly digest that character's full description, or if you just want to see what someone's wearing if you've already read through their description enough times to have it memorized. The command could be something like 'glance' - getting a quick assessment of someone's appearance without fully absorbing the details.
I can see an argument being made that the presence of a 'glance' command would keep people from reading full descriptions - but I'd wager that anyone who would stop reading full descriptions if a shorter one was available probably isn't reading them at all right now.