Overlay inside a list item

I’m trying to implement auto-complete inside a form item, where as the user types it creates a dropdown menu with a list of suggestions, which are clickable.

I’ve made a codepen to demonstrate what I want. (look at the auto-complete field, and the grey hidden box below it)

My dropdown:

<div class="input-dropdown">
  <ul class="input-dropdown-menu">


.input-dropdown {
    position: absolute;
    background: grey;
    border: solid 1px #000;
    z-index: 1001;
    overflow: visible;

.input-dropdown-menu {

This issue is that position: absolute doesn’t allow me to overlay over the list item below the auto-complete field, as you can see in the codepen.

Here’s an example of a solution, which for some reason doesn’t work for me.

Does anyone know how to implement this dropdown to overlay over it’s parent’s?

Got my answer. I had to make the <label> selector set to overflow : visible.


.item-autocomplete {
    position: static;
    overflow: visible;

Glad to see you got this resolved :smile: