to dress too warmly, too showily, or too formally for the occasion
verbo·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing, o·ver·dress·es
- To dress oneself more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: When I saw the other guests' casual attire, I knew I had overdressed.
- To dress oneself too warmly: She left her jacket in the car, realizing she had overdressed for the beach.
- To dress more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: He overdressed himself by wearing a tuxedo to a casual restaurant.
- To dress too warmly: The nanny overdressed the children, misjudging how hot the day would be.
A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.
(third-person singular simple present overdresses, present participle overdressing, simple past and past participle overdressed)
- To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion.
- To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion.
over- +"Ž dress