undressing

Openness, exposing oneself. What is underneath the surface (the clothing)?

To dream that you are undressing suggests scandalous behavior and arguments with a loved one.

To dream of seeing someone else undress is bad luck, signifying loss of love and/or money.

To dream that someone is undressing you, signifies dangerous flirtations.

Dreams of undressing signify a desire for intimacy, sexuality, and exposure. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.

If you feel good, then you are enjoying being honest, truthful and naked.

If you are uncomfortable, then you may not be quite ready for intimacy and the revealing of your true feelings. Also, if you are uncomfortable, this dream can be helping you to vent and release shame and negativity about your body and sexualikty. See Naked.



Undressing | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Undressing

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined. It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreaming of wearing clothes that are totally inappropriate - such as wearing a bathing suit on the ski slopes - indicates circumstances in your life that require a reality check before you can move ahead.

If in the dream you change your clothes, you’ll be successful.

A dream of being naked in public is a very common type of dream, and usually means that the dreamer feels exposed, vulnerable and at the mercy of others.

Dressing yourself, especially if in fashionable clothes, indicates advancement socially and professionally. Undressing, however, indicates temporary setbacks.

Dirty, soiled, or worn clothing is a warning not to take anyone’s word for anything. Get the facts yourself.

Tight or otherwise uncomfortable clothing hints at being involved in a prickly situation or that some situation in your life is making you uncomfortable, and you need to make some adjustments.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Assertion; Nude; Stripped; Unclothed; Undressed) Nakedness in a dream represents inward purity and clarity, or it could mean committing an act that will culminate in regret. Undressing oneself in a dream means facing a reticent, hidden, unexpected and notorious enemy who will publicly assert his enmity. Ifone sees himselfalone and naked in a dream, it means that one of his enemies, knowing his weaknesses, is demanding capitulation from him, or threatening him, or blackmailing him.

If one sees himself naked during an assembly or a party in a dream, it means that he will be exposed or defamed. Ifone sees himself naked in the midst of people, though he does not feel shy and is not aware of it in the dream, it means that he engages in a project then exaggerates the degree of his involvement, suffer hardships and gains nothing out of his adventure.

If one sees himself naked in front of people, and if he finds himself embarrassed, or tries desperately to find a cover but to no avail, it signifies loss of property and wealth. Ifhe stands out naked and people keep looking at his private parts in the dream, it means a scandal or suffering from defamation. Nakedness in a dream also could mean divorce, or death ofone’s wife. Taking off one’s clothing in a dream means loss of position and prestige, loss of work, demotion, or recovering from an illness.

If a sick person sees himself changing his soiled garment in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness, or escape from an adversity or an accident, or that he will be declared innocent from a false accusation. Nakedness in a dream also means death. As for religious and pious people, nakedness in a dream means renouncing the world, or increase in their devotion.

If a farmer sees an unknown woman naked in a dream, it means that the time has come to turn the earth over and to prepare it for a new crop. Iftheir is a true witness or an acceptable reference, then one’s nakedness in the dream means attending the pilgrimage in Mecca. Nakedness in a dream also means putting on a new garment.

The nakedness of a woman in a dream means separation from her husband, or it could mean her her divorce. (Also see Nakedness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Showing something off, as in Undressing. Wanting to be cultivated or sophisticated or at least appear to be. Self-portrayal, as in Arena, Perfor- mance.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are undressing, foretells, scandalous gossip will overshadow you.

For a woman to dream that she sees the ruler of her country undressed, signifies sadness will overtake anticipated pleasures. She will suffer pain through the apprehension of evil to those dear to her.

To see others undressed, is an omen of stolen pleasures, which will rebound with grief. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If one is undressing in front of others inappropriately, the act expresses anger, defiance.

2. Sexual yearning.

3. Desire to be free of someone or a certain situation.

4. Desire to shock someone.

5. If one is undressing someone, he/she is romanti­cally drawn to that person. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are undressing, it denotes a possible rift with a loved one due to scandalous behavior.

To see someone else undressed is an overall ill omen that brings bad luck in love and money.

If you dream someone is undressing you, it is a sign that your flirtations may get serious and bring disaster upon you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Clothes

1- When we find ourselves undressing in a dream, we may be putting ourselves in touch with our own sexual feelings. We may also be needing to reveal our true feelings about a situation around us. and to have the freedom to be totally open about those feelings.

2- To be watching someone else undressing often indicates that we should be aware of that person’s sensitivity.

To be undressing someone else suggests that we arc attempting to understand either ourselves or others on a very deep level.

3- To be undressing suggests a need for Spiritual openness and honesty.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream that you are undressing that will denote a possible rift with a loved one due to scandalous behavior.

To see someone else undressed is an overall ill omen that brings bad luck in love and money.

If you dream someone is undressing you then it is a sign that your flirtations may get serious and bring disaster to you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To be undressing suggests a need for spiritual openness and honesty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be watching someone else undressing often indicates that we should be aware of that person’s sensitivity.

To be undressing someone else suggests that we are attempting to understand either ourselves or others on a very deep level.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we find ourselves undressing in a dream, we may be putting ourselves in touch with our own sexual feelings. We may also be needing to reveal our true feelings about a situation around us, and to have the freedom to be totally open about those feelings. You might also like to consult the entries for clothes and nude / nudity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile