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- v. 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.
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.
"The most basic mistake new employees make is underdressing," says Randall Hansen, a professor of business at Stetson University in Deland, Fla.
"I can't ever put on all those other things," he declared, indicating the elaborate underdressing.
Overdressing can make you look more like a rube than underdressing does.
Overdressing is just ten degrees worse than underdressing. "