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  • verb Present participle of underdress.


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  • I'm a big fan of underdressing for big occasions and overdressing for smaller ones—that way, you at least look different from everyone else.

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  • There is indeed such a thing as overdressing, but that is when one ignores the conventions of the situation: the equivalent of ignoring the conventions by underdressing.

    Miss Manners

  • "The most basic mistake new employees make is underdressing," says Randall Hansen, a professor of business at Stetson University in Deland, Fla.

    Dress For Success

  • "I can't ever put on all those other things," he declared, indicating the elaborate underdressing.

    The Wrong Twin

  • Overdressing can make you look more like a rube than underdressing does.

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  • Overdressing is just ten degrees worse than underdressing. "

    Free Air


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