Dream meaning of clothes

To dream of your clothes is symbolic of your public self and how you are perceived. It is indicative of the act you put on in front of others.

Have you ever wondered what it means to dream about clothes? Clothes, is a complement that over the years has become essential to the lives of people, being more than just a way to cover our body. Through clothes, we can show our emotions, and with a simple look we can obtain considerable information about the personality of a person. For this reason, dreaming about clothes can be a reflection of your personality, or a message from your subconscious to changes in your mood.

Through the way we dress, we try to fit into certain social circles in one way or another, even if we are not aware of it. For this reason, some people attach great importance to the clothes they wear on a daily basis, and take extreme care of their appearance.

And although to a certain degree it is considered a banality, clothing is a fundamental element in the daily development of a person, and not only for basic needs or for superficial issues, but also clothing in a dreamlike plane is able to offer us a myriad of meanings of situations that may be disturbing us at a deep level.

Of course, the context of the dream must not be left aside at any time, since the hidden message behind the clothes in the dream is not the clothes themselves, but the elements that define and distinguish them, both the characteristics of the clothes and of the dream in general. Only through a thorough study of the dream, we will be able to decipher what our subconscious is trying to warn us.

What does it mean to dream about clothes?

What does it mean to dream about clothes?

Within dreams, clothing acquires a much greater meaning, since it is more than a way to identify ourselves consciously, but also functions as an escape valve of your inner self to reflect aspects that you do not dare to recognize or demonstrate in your waking life.

As previously mentioned, through our clothes we reflect part of our personality. For this reason, you should consider the parts of your body that you are hiding or revealing to other people, as well as the color, which in dreams has a very strong symbolism.

Dreaming of new clothes

If within your dreams you were wearing new clothes it means that, if you are not experiencing it right now, very soon you will suffer from a change of personality, that you are about to assume a renewed attitude. It is possible that you have adopted a new way of expressing yourself, possibly influenced by new people in your social circle, or that someone in your life is becoming more meaningful to you, so you are looking to adopt aspects of their personality that you want to integrate into your own. Analyze whether these changes in perspective are positive in terms of your current situation, as you must consider whether this is what you really want.

Dreams with dirty clothes

Dirty clothes in dreams are a way of symbolizing the feeling that your reputation is being called into question, as someone is looking for a way to harm you. It is not healthy to pay attention to the negative comments that are transmitted to us by the people who live around us, but, even so, look for ways to protect yourself from bad opinions.

Dreaming about baby clothes

There are times in life when we leave behind some habits without even thinking about it. Therefore, dreaming of baby clothes means that your subconscious has accepted that you managed to overcome a bad habit that was affecting you in a subtle way.

Dreams about buying clothes

Although getting new clothes is exhilarating, going out to buy them is not so much. There’s no denying, even the person who most enjoys shopping for clothes experiences frustration and stress in the process. Hence, buying clothes in dreams is a symbolization of anxiety that you are suffering from when trying to fit into some social circle, or for some role that you are trying to assume, which generates great amounts of stress for your desire to achieve it successfully, as well as the change it would represent in your life.

Dreams with black clothes

If in your dreams all your clothes are black, it means that you have an anxious and fearful personality, you are not the type of person who dares to take risks in your life. It is time for you to look inside yourself and analyze what it is that you are afraid of and what makes you feel so anxious. These emotions are negative and detrimental to your mental and spiritual balance. In such a case, depending on the seriousness of the matter, I advise you to contact an expert on the subject, in order to find the source of the problem.

Dreaming of white clothes

The color white in onirology studies is often translated as tranquility and serenity. Now, dreaming of white clothing may indicate that you know inwardly that it’s time to take it easy. It is possible that you are currently going through some kind of crisis that is plunging you into depression or distress, so that clothing in your dreams in white is indicating that you should relax a little.

Dreams washing clothes

Washing clothes in dreams is a positive message. It means that you are looking to make amends for past mistakes, to not only be at peace with yourself about some bad decisions you have made, but that you are looking to do something about it. You may not be doing it consciously, but inside you are creeping a desire to make amends to people you have hurt. You should know that offering apologies accompanied by an action is the best way to purge yourself of bad energies, bringing prosperity into your life.

Dreams with used clothes

If in your dreams you were wearing second-hand clothes, it means that all your actions, attitudes and tasks that you perform are not taken into consideration, since they are relegated under someone else’s shadow. You may currently find yourself subjected or subjected to taking joint responsibility, where the other person takes all the credit for the effort you make, or you are constantly being compared to someone else who is “better” than you. We are all different people, so you should not feel bad if you have a different personality or if someone else sought to profit at your leisure; your good energies and positive attitude will take you further than that other person will ever reach.

Dreaming of old clothes

If in your dreams you find yourself wearing old, torn or torn clothes, it indicates that there are some flaws in your personality that are tormenting you. You should analyze what aspects of yourself are not entirely pleasing to the people around you, and work on improving, to create a superior version of yourself.

Dreaming of hanging clothes

If in your dreams you visualized clothes hanging or hanging on a hanger, it is synonymous that you are currently living a series of sudden changes that have been affecting your personality, and you want to show the whole world that you are no longer the same person as before, to show a totally renewed you. It is completely normal that you feel a desire to externalize these internal changes that you are living, completely renewing your style.

Dreams with lots of clothes

In dreams, visualizing piles of clothes is a reflection of a facade that you assume does not show who you really are. Piles of clothes on a dream plane show that there is something you are trying so desperately to hide, that your personality is being affected, making you a cold and unfeeling person, who cares only about superficialities. That vain attitude does you no good, you have to find a way to return to being that humble and simple person you were before.

To dream of hanging out clothes

As opposed to piles of laundry, if you dream that you are hanging out clothes it suggests that you are revealing hidden aspects of yourself. You have matured to such an extent, that you have understood that people’s opinions should not affect our personality, so you are showing your true self, which brings confidence and self-assurance.

Dreams with wet clothes

Onirology experts have some dispute when it comes to interpreting what it means to dream of wet clothes. On the one hand, there is a group that claims that wet clothes in dreams symbolize cleansing and purification of sins that have been tormenting us for a long time. On the other hand, one group claims that, if you dream of wet clothes, it means that you are losing part of your old identity, not necessarily being negative; they relate it mainly to the change that comes with maturity.

Dreaming of piled-up clothes

There is nothing more despairing than seeing piles of clothes scattered all over the place. If you dreamed of clothes piled up, it means that conflicts are probably coming that will not be solved peacefully. You may suffer a loss or separation in the future, so prepare yourself mentally so that you will not suffer for a long time.

Dreams with clean clothes

Contrary to dreaming of dirty clothes, clean clothes in dreams symbolize success after a series of gossip and defamation. Also, it is a sign that, if you are facing any kind of difficulty at the moment, you will be able to solve them in such a way, that they will even be a benefit and an advantage in your favor. Those people who were trying to harm you, will be the ones who will have everything to lose, without you having to take action in the matter: karma will take care of them.

Dreams without underwear

As comfortable as it is, if you dream that you are without underwear it means that there is something you are hiding and you strongly fear that it will be revealed. You may have shared a confidential piece of information with someone you trust, seeking to unburden yourself; but, now that someone else knows, you are worried that your secrets may come out.

Dreaming of underwear

If you dreamed of underwear, it means that there are parts of you and your personality that you are reluctant to show in public. Underwear symbolizes how reserved or reserved you are, since you do not show yourself as you are in front of other people, repressing sincere desires and opinions inside. This is not all bad, since we all possess secrets; but, by repressing so many emotions inside you can become saturated and channel them in a way that is not entirely beneficial to you.

Dreaming of female underwear

Female underwear in dreams yields two different results, depending on the gender of the dreamer. On the one hand, if it is a woman, it means that you are beginning to accept your body with all those details that you consider defects, since one of the symbols of greater female sensuality is underwear; it is very important to possess self-love, as this is externalized as self-confidence and self-confidence. On the other hand, if a man dreamed with feminine underwear, it means that he possesses repressed sexual desires that need to be satiated.

To dream of stealing clothes

This dream is somewhat worrisome. If you dreamed that you were stealing someone else’s clothes, it means that you feel a strong contempt for them, so your subconscious externalizes it through that criminal act. It is possible that that person somehow undervalues you or does not give you enough merit, so you are looking for some way to get even. This is a very bad sign, because it means you are harboring selfish desires inside. Find a way to filter these feelings without hurting anyone.

Dreams that you are given clothes as a gift

We all like to be shown the appreciation they have for us through some gift, so if you dreamed that someone gave you clothes, it is a very good sign. That gesture they have had with you in your dream state, is a clear sign that someone wants to get close to you. It is possible that it is someone with whom you lost contact, or with whom you had a certain quarrel that has already been overcome.

Dreaming of changing clothes

To dream of changing your clothes is one of the dreams that can be taken in the literal sense. That is, it is a sign that there is something in you that you should change, or that you are experiencing a change inside you that will soon be noticed on the outside. It is possible that you have lived through a situation that has made you see the world with different eyes, and therefore you can no longer see yourself in the same way, giving you a new point of view.

Clothing Store

If you dreamed that you were in a clothing store, it means that you are looking for a way to completely renew your image, not only physically, but also in your attitude. You want people to perceive you in a different way, to notice that you are no longer the same person as before. It can also be strongly linked to stress generated after the desire to fit in or be fit to assume some position or role.

Alternatively, dreaming that you are in a clothing store indicates that you are experiencing anxieties about fitting in or being suited for some position or role.

Dreams about trying on clothes

Trying on clothes for the first time generates expectations and a sense of interesting anticipation. If in your dreams you tried on different clothes over and over again, it is a sign that you are trying to fit into a social group, but that your attitude does not quite convince you, so you make slight changes in your personality over and over again, seeking acceptance from other people. You have to know that people must accept you as you are, otherwise it is of no benefit to be part of your social circle.


To dream that you are hanging clothing on a clothesline suggests that you are revealing hidden aspects of yourself, especially if they are underwear.

The dream may also signify your hang-ups. In particular, if you are hanging white clothes in the backyard, then it indicates your desire for pureness and to be cleansed.

You may also be proclaiming your innocence in some situation. Or perhaps the dream is telling you not to “air out your dirty laundry.”

Dreams with red clothes

If in your dreams you were wearing red clothes, it reveals that you are about to undergo an experience charged with passion and sentimentality, which will make you feel more alive than ever. After it happens, there will come a long time of quietness, so try to enjoy to the fullest those moving days that are about to come.

Dreaming of yellow clothes

If you dreamed that you or someone close to you was wearing yellow clothes, it is not a very good omen. Yellow clothes in dreams are synonymous with illness, so it is possible that you or the person you visualized in your dreams will have some health problems in the near future. Try not to come in contact with people suffering from infectious diseases, because the health problem you are likely to experience will last for a long time.

Physical Physical
You’re focusing on the façade, or layers you put between yourself and others, how you portray yourself, your role in life, and how you like to feel personally. Changing clothes or costumes suggests a need for change, or adaptation to a new way of being in the world. New clothes mean social or economic improvement.
Emotional Emotional
Being undressed to various degrees indicates feelings of vulnerability or not fitting in socially. Underwear connotes hidden sexual issues. Too many clothes show layers of protective identities.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are examining beliefs about how to express yourself, what you need to do to receive approval, and how vulnerable you can be.
The wearing of skins by the Roman eagle-bearers appears to be of totemic origin.

Without attempting to establish any theoretical connexion between a Sacher-Masoch’s concept of ‘skins’ and their habitual use by women, this possibility must not be forgotten. The spotted skin of an animal (such as a panther) or a multicoloured or shot fabric are symbols of the Whole (the god Pan).

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The Dream Encyclopedia

Clothing in a dream often depicts the self ’s persona. Old ragged clothing can mean old ways and ideas need to be, or are about to be, changed. 

Much changing of clothes or costumes can also suggest the need for change, and trying to fit into a new way of being in the world.

Likewise, the wearing of new and beautiful garments often suggests new things in the life of the dreamer, such as social or economic improvement. 

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Bedclothes: In some respects this is a dream of contrary which pertains primarily to your finances. If you are well off and you dreamed of having lots of bedclothes, it is a warning against serious reverses through lack of proper supervision of your investments. But if your income is on the modest to poor side, you can expect a comfortable improvement shortly. To dream of putting a bolster on a bed signifies an embarrassing marital situation coming up; to put fresh slips on pillows predicts an approaching opportunity which should be grasped. However, if your dream specifically concerned the condition of the bedclothes, then its significance must be interpreted according to whether the bed was clean and neatly made, pleasant or unpleasant in appearance, white or colored linen, etc., and such details should be looked up under their separate headings.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The significance depends on the kind of cloth, the color, and other details, but as a general guide:

  • Linen signifies increased income;
  • Woolen promises security;
  • Velvet or Brocade forecasts success in love affairs;
  • Silk predicts a happy social life;
  • Cotton indicates a need to guard against loss of reputation through indiscreet behavior.

To cut cloth on the bias predicts a message of distress from a distance. 

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The portent of a dream concerning clothes varies greatly with the details. It is a dream of contrary with respect to quantity, as the more clothes you had in your dream the more urgent is the warning to prepare for difficulties ahead. However, if you were only partly dressed, or stark naked, money luck is on the way.
On the other hand, the act of putting on clothes in a dream signifies success ahead, whereas undressing is a forecast of reverses. Shabby or soiled clothes are a warning against business dealings with, or through, friends.
Tight, uncomfortable, or back-to-front clothes suggest a need to protect your reputation by cooling down your sexual activities. 

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Clothing is very connected to your own personal self-expression and to the principle of the persona. What we choose to wear has enormous implications for how we feel about ourselves and how we would like the world to perceive us.

Symbolically, clothing represents creative personal expression. However, clothes can also represent the ways in which we cover up who we really are and alter what the world sees.
Additionally, the clothing we wear at any given time can reveal things about our moods and emotional states that might otherwise go unnoticed.

The quality and style of clothing in a dream will provide you with different shades of meaning for your interpretation.

Old clothes might represent old ways of being that are being stirred up. New clothes could indicate a desire or need to match your inner growth and shifts with your outer presentation.

A costume might illuminate roles you are playing in your life that are false, whereas your own clothes indicate that the issue at hand is with your present sense of self.

Being inappropriately dressed represents your concern about fitting in with others.

Wearing too many clothes can sometimes indicate a lack of comfort with your sexuality or body image.

Having to deal with many layers of clothing denotes that there are obstacles between where you are and a deeper level of authentic expression.

A desire to take clothes off may mean a need to break out of a stereotypical role you find yourself in, while adding more clothes could mean putting on a few more layers in order to protect yourself from perceived outside harm.

No clothes usually reflects feeling very open and, therefore, vulnerable.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dreaming of clothes symbolizes the way you make yourself up to appear to others.

New clothes symbolize a new image. You’re looking good and your reputation has improved.
Old, tattered, or dumpy clothes suggest you feel insecure about the way you look or seem to others.
If you are missing some clothes in public – pants or underwear, or you are wearing your pajamas – you feel self-conscious about something you did. If nobody notices, you’ve gotten away with it.
If you dream of formal clothes – a tuxedo or ball gown – you feel more sophisticated or well-off than others, or you wish you did.
If you dream of a dress, you project a soft, feminine image (even if you are a man).
If you dream of a suit or boyish clothes, you project a masculine image (even if you are a woman).

The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway
The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway

To wear smart clothes in a dream presages popularity in both the business and social worlds.

Dreaming that your clothes are soiled is an augury of meeting someone of loose morals.

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