[verb uhn-der-dres; noun uhn-der-dres]
- to clothe oneself less completely or formally than is usual or fitting for the circumstances.
- garments worn beneath others; underclothes.
- a slip, petticoat, or other underskirt, especially one designed to be seen when worn, as beneath a redingote.
Origin of underdress
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Examples from the Web for underdress
Underdress of jaconet muslin, trimmed with lace, or embroidery.
The underdress is smooth and white, that of the king alone being richly patterned.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
Over an underdress of flame-colored silk there were what Jim considered floating clouds of pale gray chiffon.The Ranch Girls in Europe
From her shoulders fell a long full robe of purple byssus, over an underdress of white which readied the knee.Idolatry
Underdress and undersleeves, jaconet muslin, trimmed with lace or embroidery.