A different way to look at clothes

What do clothes tell you? What message do you sent into the world with your clothes? We all know how complicated these messages are in the waking world. But how about the clothes you wear in your dreams? What do they add to your dream story?

Being an average looking woman, I hardly ever notice my clothes in a dream. Usually, I am in a dream and I can hardly remember what I wear. But in waking life I dress with care. Making sure I feel comfortable. I know I like black because I feel I can hide away in a black dress but it still has a magical quality. Black -in my eyes- is powerful. But wearing a black dress in a dream can give the dream a very alchemical quality. Black is the first color of the alchemical process of changing lead into gold.

Look at this book I have found about the psychological qualities of clothes. it is very interesting:


You are what you wear

“Most every woman has found herself with a closet full of too many clothes or surrounded by brand-new items that somehow never get worn. Instead she gets stuck wearing the same few familiar pieces from a wardrobe that just doesn’t feel “right.” Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner argues that all those things are actually manifestations of deeper life issues”.

Ok, let’s follow Dr. Jennifer’s suggestion and look at clothes in dreams as manifestations of deeper life issues. I can only share two dreams were the clothes stood out for me. In one I am wearing my wedding gown. In waking life, me and my husband married on two occasions several years apart. On the second occasion I was wearing a traditional white dress, and that was the one I was wearing in the dream.

Clothes are a symbol not only for what you want to express to the world about yourself. They are also a symbol of what you want to express to yourself. They have an effect on your self-image. If you wear a fashion item from a hip clothing brand like G star you feel more self-assured.
But clothes also show the group you want to belong to: conservative, hippy, reliable or adventurous. It is a symbol that is like a two-edged sword.

The wedding dress in my dreams is a clothing item for a special occasion. A once in a life time event. It was the symbol of letting go of my childhood and being allowed in the tribe of wives. White is not a color, it is the merging of all colors, all energy vibes into one tone.

In the second dream about clothes I ask the dream maker For more information see this) “I was standing outside a tower, a dark medieval tower. Inside was a man, looking a bit like how I imagine Merlin looks. Older man, grey hair, sharp nose, an archetypical wise old man. And I admit, I was disappointed. My dream-maker was a man. At the second I thought that (as it happens often in dreams) Merlin changed in a woman. An elderly lady dressed in a green robe with a lovely red necklace on”.

A green robe! I do not like -in waking life that is- green. I have never ever bought something green and actually worn it. But the lady was lovely. She belonged in that dress. She is a symbol of the earth. the Merlin-like guy is a symbol of the sky. A symbol of magic.

Off course I know this is a first beginning to interpret meaning of clothes in dreams. if you have anything to add, please do not hesitate to comment below. If you like this post, make sure you subscribe using the button on the left. Do like and share the post.

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