clothes dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Sometimes, our outer clothing expresses our inner emotions. In waking life, our clothes try to help us better express who we are as people.

In a dream about clothes, then, you may be searching to better communicate or understand you true inner self.

If you are wearing a school uniform or standard business attire in your dream, you may be feeling as if you are misunderstood or unheard. Nobody listens to your input, or else you do not contribute as much as you would like to. A uniform signifies that you are feeling like part of the pack, somebody who blends in with the crowd. Try to be more open and expressive in your daily life. Sit down with your boss and ask what you are doing well and what things you could try to work on. Tell a loved one something that is bothering you. Make yourself heard.

In your dream you may have

  • Been surrounded by clothes.
  • Worn strange and unusual clothes.
  • Worn the wrong kind of clothes to an event (formal clothes at school, etc.).
  • Been attacked by clothes.
  • Put clothes on.
  • Taken clothes off.
  • Been without clothes.
  • Been worried about clothes.
  • Been proud of your clothing choices.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You felt proud of your clothing choices, no matter how strange or unusual.
  • Your outfit matched your emotions.
  • You did not feel overwhelmed by your clothing.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you are wearing formal clothes in your dream, you are afraid that others see you as cold and rigid. Your subconscious is using these clothes to tell you that people around you may sometimes fear you rather than respect you. Do something nice for someone you normally would not recognize. Make someone feel loved or recognized for his or her achievements. You will feel better about yourself, and others will begin to look up to you for the right reasons.

If you find yourself dressed as a specific career choice (clown outfit, nurse uniform, janitorial clothes, etc.), your dream wants you to think about how that specific job pertains to your life. If, for example, you are in a clown outfit, your subconscious is begging you to become more expressive and to do more fun things. If you are in a nurse’s or doctor’s clothes, you may need to take better care of your health. If you are in a janitor’s uniform, you have either been neglecting your duties, or you have been overly concerned with things around the house.

If you dream that you are dressed inappropriately in any way, your dream is showing you that it is time to stop worrying about your emotions. Your dream self has worn an inappropriate outfit (such as a workout outfit at a wedding), your subconscious is trying to express its true self rather than hiding behind conventions. Sometimes, it is okay to break the rules and stand out a little bit. Try not to worry so much about what other people think of you.

If you are proud of what you are wearing in your dream, then you have an easy time expressing your emotions, and you generally exude confidence. Be careful though; some may see this as excessive pride or arrogance.

If you are ashamed of your outfit, you might need to change something in your life. You are having trouble communicating your feelings or you are doubtful about a major life change. Address these issues in your life, and see what can be changed so that you can better express your true self.

If you put clothes on in the dream, you are hiding behind a false front. In other words, there is something holding you back from accomplishing a task. If you are taking clothes off, on the other hand, then you are good at expressing yourself and you do not make excuses. If you are entirely without clothes, you may be exposing too much information about yourself, or you are lying about something important. If you are attacked by clothes in your dream, you are feeling so many emotions that you are unsure how to deal with them.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Addressing your abilities as a leader.
  • The ability to communicate emotion.
  • Emotional and physical health and well-being.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of clothes

Hidden. Open. Wandering. Exposed. Inappropriate. Misunderstood. Bare. Emotional. Unfeeling. Expressive. Sheltered. Worried. Anxious.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012