from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To dress oneself more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable.
- transitive v. To dress (oneself) more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable.
- n. A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion.
- v. To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dress or adorn to excess; to dress too much; to dress too formally for an informal occasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dress to excess; dress with too much display and ornament.
- n. Any garment worn over another in such a way as to combine with it in forming a dress; any part of costume which is obviously intended to be worn over another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
- v. dress too warmly
While Mr. Siriano often cautions women not to overdress for a first date, he gives the opposite advice to men.
Pointing to a gown in the gallery titled “Romantic Exoticism,” Bolton noted that the overdress is made from a Japanese screen that McQueen took apart.
She wore a deep yellow brocade overdress with silver lace at the neck and sleeves, the skirt open in front to show a petticoat of white silk with silver interweavings.
Nevertheless, it is usually better to overdress a bit than to be under-dressed.
“Well, perhaps an overdress of gray silk, and beneath it, a skirt of pearl-colored satin?”
Sansei indeed has great fish, but I think they overdress their dishes with sauce.
Sounds like the Swedish girls they constantly overdress themselves and moaning about small things that i wouldn't even bother to care about.
He buckled his sword belt and I put on my overdress and my girdle with the knife in the sheath.
She wore a velvet overdress dyed a vivid magenta, and her bare neck and shoulders were smooth and youthful.
I loosened the laces of my overdress and shrugged it below my wingbones, and bent my neck to show him the burn scars on my back, nape, and shoulders.