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.
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How to use overdress in a sentence
She will wear her white satin trained dress, with white lace overdress, which she had made for the last May ball, you remember.Victor's Triumph | Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
A bodice and overdress of white cretonne flowered with red roses.
overdress and bodice of white silk brocaded with scarlet roses.
Colonial overdress and bodice of white, brocaded with pale-blue roses.
And, besides, I want you to trim my lace overdress with fresh ribbons; you will have too much to do to-morrow to attend to it.A Noble Name | Claire Von Glmer
British Dictionary definitions for overdress
to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
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