verb (used with or without object), o·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing.
- 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.
- to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
- a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc