Clothes Dream Symbol – Dreaming of clothes is an expression of your individuality. They reflect the inner desires of who you truly are. They can also represent searching for a better understanding of yourself and for better ways to communicate with others.
Getting dressed in a dream can indicate you hide your true self behind a false front. This may mean there is something holding you back from achieving your dreams. What are you hiding? Taking clothes off is a sign you avoid making excuses and have no problem with being transparent. Dreaming of being naked is a clear warning you expose too much of yourself to others or you may be lying about something important.
Dressed formally is a sign you may fear others see you as cold and frigid. Being dressed in this manner is a warning others sometimes see you as someone to fear rather than to respect. You may be someone who expects everyone to act on your command. This is a time where you need to think of others and make the effort to make others feel good about themselves. This can make you feel good about yourself and give others a new perspective about you.
Being dressed in a uniform or business wear is a sign you feel misunderstood. You may even feel no one listens to what you have to say. You may feel undervalued as people may take your input seriously. Your attire signifies your need to feel part of the crowd. Someone who needs to be part of the mainstream of society. This may be a time where you need to stand tall in your truth for all others to hear.
Dreaming of being proud of your appearance is a sign of self-confidence, but others may see this as arrogance. Always dress to please yourself rather than to please others. Being ashamed of the way you are dressed indicates you need to make changes to your life. You are feeling that may confuse you or you are putting off making the changes you need to make to move forward. It is time to find better ways to express your true self.
Clothes both protect and adorn our bodies. Clothes keep us warm in the winter and depending on the style, cool in the summer. They can cover us completely as is the case of a bulky winter coat. On the other hand, clothes may not leave much to the imagination as in a string bikini. Some clothes are simply practical and are chosen for comfort. Some are extremely fashion minded.
Clothes are fitted to shapes our bodies. Some fit well, and others can be too large or too tight. Clothes can be flattering or not, conservative, businesslike, young or old, and sexually flirtatious. The question that strikes fear into the hearts of many men is, “Do these clothes make me look fat?”
In so many ways, clothes define us. The brand, fabric, cost, and design say much about what we can afford, our unique style, culture, and even our age. Clothes can be a symbol of our success, worldliness, or religion. The clothes we wear can represent our jobs, such as nurses or policeman’s uniforms.
In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Chapter 1 of the Bible says that God created the heavens, the earth, the beasts, and the waters. In Chapter 2, the man and woman were created. Only a few short verses later, after eating the apple in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve noticed their nakedness. They hid, in their modesty, in the nearby bushes and sewed fig leaves together. These were, at least as the story tells it, the first clothes.
Clothes are the outer decoration of our physical bodies. The phrase “Clothes make the man” implies that exactly. The type of clothes you wear in a dream can be synonymous with your outward personality. This is the face you show to the world or wish the world to see. The intensity of the color can amplify or diminish these aspects. How you feel while wearing clothes also deserves consideration. Loud, colorful clothes can indicate a boisterous, outgoing, spontaneous, or sexually charged person. For instance, a woman wearing seductive lingerie, who is happy in the dream can indicate healthy sexuality. But, if the clothes are accompanied by the feeling of being ashamed or objectified, then, the clothes demonstrate a deep-seated feeling of vulnerability or guilt.
Brazen and harsh colors may suggest that you feel that you are being judged and other people do not like you. Dark colors can be conservative or sophisticated as in the case of a high-buttoned shirt or a black tuxedo. Sullen colors can represent a withdrawn, sad, or lonely person. Light colors would signify a light heart, carefree individual. White usually will mean innocence or naiveté.
Dreaming of buying or wearing new clothes means that one feels successful in their waking life. Dreaming of wearing old, ragged clothes can mean you fear being seen as a failure or feel inferior in your outward appearance. If you are mending your clothes, it means you are working on your appearance, and making necessary changes to make the clothes fit better, or last longer. When your clothes become torn or soiled, it means that part of you feels unsatisfied or frustrated in your efforts. To dream of washing your clothes means you take care of your outward appearance. To wash your clothes obsessively implies that you are too focused on what others think of you.
When dreaming about clothes, one is dreaming about the image they wish to paint for the outside world. A word of wisdom, the clothes you wear only highlight the outside.
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