What does it mean to see an dress in a dream?

Dress Dream Meaning: From 13 Different Sources


Femininity; exteriorisation of feelings.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Putting on a pretty dress may point to a woman’s concerns about looking feminine and expressing feminine qualities. It may point to your concerns about looking pretty enough. Wearing a tight dress may make the statement that you are feeling cramped by the world’s expectations that you look a certain way.

A long dress may suggest you lack sex appeal.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


The dress is the staple article of clothing for women and as such is a symbol of feminine qualities such as creativity, receptivity, nurturance, and patience.

If you are wearing a dress in your dream or there is a dress present, you may be considering what it would be like to try on these qualities.

The design of the dress offers distinctions about how these principles are being worn by you in life.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. Reveals the nature of your (spiritual walk)

2. (Legs) Revealing the feminine nature, suitable clothing for specific environments; Eph. 6:11.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


A dress implies submission; research details, such as design, length, color, fabric, etc.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Vision: Looking at or wearing a beautiful dress: you are living comfortably, enjoying good fortune and popularity.

If the dress is too short: you are lacking confidence or feeling inferior. Taking a dress off: don’t be so trusting—keep some things to yourself. Wearing a white dress: people like you.

A red dress is a sign of arrogance.

A yellow dress stands for deception or intrigue.

A green dress means that hopes will come true.

A black dress brings sadness and grief. Tearing up a dress: you are overreacting in a certain matter. Wearing a dim’ dress: your business is not doing well, and your behavior toward others leaves a lot to be desired. Washing a dress or bringing it to the cleaner: start being more financially responsible—immediately.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about dresses show how you present yourself or how you want the world to see you. Expensive dresses are a sign that you want better social conditions. They will bring good luck and success. Cheap dresses are a warning to be more careful with your money. See Clothes, Shirt, Pants, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


To dream of having or buying an attractive new dress foretells good fortune in a social situation. This dream also symbolizes that you are embracing your femininity.

To dream that you are wearing a white dress, suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.

If you see or wear a prom/formal dress in your dream, you are good at using your female intuition to guide you.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


It is always a good sign if you are concerned about your clothes in a dream. You will succeed in your plans.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Social pleasure, fortunate love life and financial success (to have many dresses or a beautiful dress).

2. Symbol of feminine self, self-perception (note color and style of dress).

3. Possible guilt, a desire to present oneself as innocent and pure (to wear a white dress).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


The type of dress you wear in your dream reflects your -image and/or the image you want other’s to have of you.

If you dream of wearing a dress, then you are outwardly wanting to express your femininity, vulnerability, softness, and sensuality. See Clothes, Costume and Uniform.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


A woman who dreams of wearing a new and pretty dress will realize her social ambitions.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


To dream of having or seeing an attractive new dress augurs some imminent social satisfaction.

An embroidered dress signifies casual sexual pleasures.

See also Clothes and Colors.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


lucky numbers: 10-23-29-37-40-43

beautiful, a: wil become social y prominent.

receiving a: wil be helped by an unknown man.

changing a: wil suffer because of your own foolishness.

cleaners, taking a, to the: are spending time with those who wil ultimately harm you.

closet full of dresses, a: constant love of social pleasures.

without: wil have difficulty picking appropriate attire.

cross-dressing, a man: are jealous of mate’s success.

woman: have a selfish, presumptive personality.

dark, a: financial gains if you make the correct impression.

designing a: wil receive a proposition and turn it down.

dirty, a: wil be blamed for business woes.

disorder in your: someone is taking unfair advantage of you.

elderly people, of: wil attend a baptism.

jet sewn on a: a luxury connected to a love affair with a person of wealth.

lining out of a, taking the: beware of rivals.

losing a: expect too many favors from others.

loose, a: wil be cheated by friends.

new, buying a: health and happiness.

nun’s, a: wil receive great honors.

out of style, a, that is: the hostile situation is self-inflicted.

owning a: an unpleasant moment must be delicately handled, to keep it from being exasperating.

black: sadness and grief.

blue, light: promotion in own employment.

brown, a: wil have a high social position.

embroidered: wil receive favors from an unknown person.

fancy, a: presumptuously arriving where you do not belong.

gold, a: wil not shy away from burdens placed on you.

gray, a: wil receive a letter with good news.

green, a: expect the fortune you wish for.

house, a: are very neglectful.

mauve: expect unhappiness.

mourning: death of a relative.

navy blue: misfortune wil be avoided.

nice dresses: efforts wil succeed.

pink: a glorious success.

purple: happy marriage and death of a friend.

red: wil be respected by others.

short: wil do anything to attract attention.

simple: wil have success in love.

tight: are being unrelenting in your control of others.

various colors: wil meet a nice person.

white, a: people appreciate that your intentions are pure.

partially sewn, a: wil be disregarded by friends.

pregnant woman wearing her, loose: are being unthinking in your relationships.

shop window, in a: your ambition is inspired, fol ow it.

staining a: people are talking against you.

stealing a: want respect you feel you can’t earn on your own.

taking off a: forget frivolity, trust only your own counsel.

black: your state of depression cannot be shaken off easily.

blue: unreasonable contempt for danger.

red: wil lose your temper.

tan, a: financial gains.

yellow: become jealousy.

tearing a: your fortune is in danger from your overreaction.

others, your: wil receive the help of a friend.

tear up a, desiring to: success in love affairs.

torn, sewing up a: are neglecting your own children.

train of your dress, having a long: unhappiness.

someone stepping on the: wil have a new love affair.

washing a: be more financial y frugal.

wearing an azure blue: a change for the better.

black, a: a marriage wil take place soon.

at a funeral: inheritance.

black silk, a: wil receive what you desire.

cheap, a: friends wil turn their backs when you are in need.

daring evening dress, a: sickness.

daring evening gown: your selfish, presumptive personality shines.

others: wil be shamed for hiding your feelings from those around you.

gold-trimmed, a: want a higher social standing.

with furs: abundance of money.

red: your arrogance wil come back to haunt you.

too large, a, that is: wil have good employment.

torn, a: are unaware of good fortune.

white, a: big fortune.

yellow, a: your honor wil be deceived.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

22 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


To think you are having trouble in dressing, while dreaming, means some evil persons will worry and detain you from places of amusement.

If you can’t get dressed in time for a train, you will have many annoyances through the carelessness of others. You should depend on your own efforts as far as possible, after these dreams, if you would secure contentment and full success. ... dressing dream meaning

Wedding Dress

see Marriage... wedding dress dream meaning

Dressing Room

(Dresser; Fitting room; Wardrobe) A dressing room means what a comb represents in a dream.

A dressing room in a dream also represents a husband for a single girl, or a chaste and a hard-working wife for a single man.

(Also see Comb; Wardrobe)... dressing room dream meaning

Salad Dressing

Salad dressing brings flavor to salads and therefore may indicate that you need to add more flavor to a creative venture or product.... salad dressing dream meaning

Wedding / Wedding Dress / Wedding Ring

A wedding can symbolize the sacred union between the spiritual and physical. In former times it was seen as a ritual that brought fertility to the earth. Within the human being there is the need to make vows, to give promises and above all to symbolize the making of those promises traditionally, the wedding ring was a symbol of total encircling love because it is in the shape of a circle.

It is complete, with no beginning and no end.... wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring dream meaning

Cross Dressing

If you dream about a man dressed like a woman, or a woman dressed like a man (or if you cross-dressed in the dream), this signifies that you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality.... cross dressing dream meaning


(See Dressing room)... dresser dream meaning

Dress (white)

To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... dress (white) dream meaning


Should you visit a hair-dresser in your dreams, you will be connected with a sensation caused by the indiscretion of a good looking woman.

To a woman, this dream means a family disturbance and well merited censures.

For a woman to dream of having her hair colored, she will narrowly escape the scorn of society, as enemies will seek to blight her reputation.

To have her hair dressed, denotes that she will run after frivolous things, and use any means to bend people to her wishes.... hair-dresser dream meaning

Scantily Dressed

Vulnerable and unprotected... scantily dressed dream meaning

Dress / Clothing

An image of poverty. Symbolizes the role the dreamer plays in the world and how he presents himself—”clothing makes the man.” The type of clothing refers to the social standing of the dreamer, either the one he occupies or the one he would like to occupy. According to Freud, it points to nakedness, which is hidden under the clothing.... dress / clothing dream meaning

Dress, Articles Of

Chain: A chain belt, or similar anicle of dress, denotes union.

Embroidery: Love that could grow to something wonderful.

Fan: Pride, touched with vanity

Feathers: White: a great sense of humor. Black: a pessimistic attitude. Also see Feather.

Garter: A symbol of rank and recognition. You will be promoted, but this will place you in a more vulnerable position. You will have to be much more careful in considering the consequences of your words and actions.

Gauze: Affected modesty

Gloves: Pleasure to come that will be all too brief.

Hat: A new hat is the sign of a surprise.

A hat that is too big is a sign of ostentation.

A hat too small shows that you are overly modest.

Linen: Fortune; abundance.

Muff: Ostentation. You too often do things on a whim.

Needles: Disappointment in love.

Pearls: Tears.

Pins: Contradiction.

Ribbons: Change of employment.

Sash: To be wearing a sash means that you will be singled out for some sort of recognition, but that it will cause jealousy among your friends.

Satin / Silk: Financial gain.

Shoes: See Boots.

Veil: You have something to hide.

Velvet: To dream of black velvet is a portent of a coming death. Purple velvet signifies glory and luxury to come. Red velvet is a dangerous affair that could lead to scandal. Blue velvet is a need for a vacation. Green velvet is a sign of unexpected wealth.... dress, articles of dream meaning

Salad Dressing, Wishbone

The brand name Wishbone may metaphorically point to fulfillment, as it refers to the breastbone or the cavity where the heart is. It may call back a memory of a deep wish or desire that has been forgotten.... salad dressing, wishbone dream meaning

Cross Dresser

See Transsexual.... cross dresser dream meaning

Dresser Drawers

See Drawer.... dresser drawers dream meaning

Dressing (clothes)

Dreams of getting dressed symbolize that you are suiting up and showing up in life, preparing to present yourself in a way that represents the image you show to the world. You are covering up your nakedness and authenticity with a socially acceptable exterior.

The clothes you chose to wear are significant and say a lot about how you want the world/your peers to see you.

If you dream of getting “dressed up”, then you are preparing yourself energetically to make an impression. This dream may be a symbol that good news is forthcoming and will be worth celebrating. See Clothes.

If you dream of dressing for a salad, see Salad Dressing.... dressing (clothes) dream meaning

Formal Dress

To see or wear a formal dress in your dream, symbolizes your embrace of your feminine side. You are freely expressing your femininity and using your female intuition to guide you.

If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... formal dress dream meaning

Prom Dress

To see or wear a formal dress in your dream, symbolizes your embrace of your feminine side. You are freely expressing your femininity and using your female intuition to guide you.

If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... prom dress dream meaning

Dressing Up / Styling Yourself

Makeup usually symbolizes falsehood in human relations. Consequently, when the characters of our dreams groom themselves, these images are related to cheating and lying.

The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... dressing up / styling yourself dream meaning

Dressing In Other People’s Clothes

Clothes are the protective layer that keeps you warm, but they are also a way to express your personality or hide imperfections. In dreams, what you wear is often a symbol of your self-image or inner self, and if you dress in clothes that obviously belong to other people, this is a clear sign that you have problems accepting yourself as you truly are. It can, on the other hand, suggest admiration for the person whose clothes you are wearing.

For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.

If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.

If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?

On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.

If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).

If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... dressing in other people’s clothes dream meaning

Undressing And Dressing

Clothes can act as protection against being touched, so in dreams they can represent protection against the real self being approached. Clothes also conceal and reveal, so if you are undressing or dressing in your dream, what parts of your body are you covering up? In revealing certain parts of you, your dream may show in which sorts of ways you are vulnerable.

If you are putting on your clothes in your dream, this suggests that you are making progress in waking life and moving forward positively.

If you are undressing, this suggests that you wish to get to the truth of a situation. It may also indicate the shedding of old beliefs and inhibitions.

If you are unable to get undressed in your dream or feel overdressed, this may suggest difficulties in changing attitudes or self-image; it may also indicate an avoidance of intimacy.

If you receive clothes as a gift, you may get helpful advice from another person; if you are buying clothes, this signifies your determination to make a fresh start in waking life. Ancient dream oracles considered dreams of undressing to indicate an impending mistake in business affairs unless advice was listened to.... undressing and dressing dream meaning

Dress / Skirt / Trousers

Many women wear trousers or jeans today, and so a dream that either men or women have featuring a dress or skirt may suggest a desire for both sexes to express their feminine side. It could also be a symbol of the mother and the security of her nurture. The colors and length of the skirt will say a lot about what is being done with sexuality in a social sense. A woman wearing trousers may—in line with the idiom ‘wear the trousers’—express a fear of being dominated by a woman. In general, trousers in a dream suggest masculinity, whilst jeans suggest socialized sexuality.

If you are wearing shorts, you may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to new experiences for your entertainment. On the other hand you may just be longing for the carefree days of holiday summer sun.... dress / skirt / trousers dream meaning