We dress to look good, yes, but the issue is, is guys often take us trying to look good as: she`s looking for x-y and z. Sure, we want people to think we look cute, but we don`t want to suddenly be seen as asking for unfair harassment, which is what a lot of guys do because they assume that sexy translates into: FUCK ME. It doesn't. We also don't dress specifically for men - we just want to look good. A little cleavage, a dress, or a short skirt doesn't automatically mean we want you to try to have sex with us.
Not sure why women have a problem admitting they want to look cute by wearing what we wear. I guess the way some men say it, for example "to attract the opposite sex", is what makes us so defensive because it seems like we're actively trying/wanting men to approach us or because we're seeking that solely. When honestly sometimes we just want to look cute when we go out and I don't mind if someone looks at me because they think I look good, I think it's stupid to suggest that you only want to look good for yourselves, you're not fooling anyone lol
I'm interested to look good but according to my own sense of style. I won't change my style perception to be attractive to the opposite sex. I mean if I'm on a date I'll dress nicely, but in a way I believe I look attractive, not in a way I think that will please my date.
Personally I dislike tight, revealing clothing, only tight tight I wear are skinny jeans and that's about it, but I do believe there are women who do it because they like it. Maybe she feels better about herself if she wears something that flatters her body, but of course she should deal with the unnecesary attention.
Maybe it works subconciously that women must dress like that but I don't know...