- to dress with too much display, finery, or formality: He certainly overdressed for the occasion.
- to put excessive clothing on: She tends to overdress her children.
- a dress worn over another, which it covers either partially or completely.
Origin of overdress
Related Words for over-dressclothe, attire, embellish, mantle, shawl, cope, cloak, wrapper, cardinal, wrap, poncho, gabardine, tippet, pelisse, Vandyke, capote, mantilla, tabard, dolman, fichu
Examples from the Web for over-dress
Historical Examples of over-dress
She wore a white satin dress with an over-dress of gossamer lace.Cora and The Doctor
Harriette Newell Baker
The frosty network of the over-dress was looped here and there with diamond stars.A Dreadful Temptation
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
He is obliged to point out that they over-dress and stride along the Boulevards like dismounted dragoons.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
- to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
- a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc