verb (used with or without object), o·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing.

  1. to dress with too much display, finery, or formality: He certainly overdressed for the occasion.
  2. to put excessive clothing on: She tends to overdress her children.


  1. a dress worn over another, which it covers either partially or completely.

verb (ˌəʊvəˈdrɛs)

  1. to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely

noun (ˈəʊvəˌdrɛs)

  1. a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
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