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The meaning of Underwear in dream | Dream interpretation


To see someone in nothing but their underwear is a sign of catching a friend or loved one in an embarrassing position that will be hard to explain away, If you are the one in the underwear then you will be the one ‘caught out’ in a like situation which will cost you a loss of respect.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

Cover or protection of self. Part of self still hiding from true self.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

In olden days, underwear was related to wealth but today it is interpreted according to how it appears in the dream.

If it is clean, you will receive an unexpected sum of money; if it is dirty, there is danger of public humiliation; and if it is black, it is a sign of deprivation and unsatisfied desires. To wash it shows insecurity and excess attention paid to the opinions of others; to dry it manifests a desire for novelty; and to put it away, the arrival of economic gains in the long term.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Dreams of underwear represents what is “behind the scenes” of your life; your true, intimate feelings and sexual longings or fantasies.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. If in underwear and people are observing, one feels unworthy of respect, ashamed.

2. Boldly, angrily displaying oneself.

3. One is suffering embarrassment over some situation.

4. If someone else is in underwear, the dreamer is embarrassed for him/her.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

If you dream of being in your underwear, especially in a public place, it means you are nervous about being vulnerable to others. You might be “caught out” in an embarrassing situation.

To see someone else wearing nothing but their underwear means that you will catch a friend or family member in an embarrassing position, that will be hard to explain away.

To dream that you are wearing a boy’s underwear, represents your anxieties about whether you are “well-suited” to a particular boy in real life.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

(Panties; Underpants) One’s underwear in a dream represents his chastity.

If one discovers wetness in his underpants in a dream, it means that his wife is pregnant. Seeingone’s underpants soiled with feces in a dream means divorce. Wearing one’s underpants inside-out in the dream means indulging in a loathsome and a forbidden act of anal intercourse with one’s wife. Wearing one’s underpants without the underwear shirt in a dream means poverty. Wearing fancy underpants in a dream means travels or financial growth. Wearing a new set of underpants in a dream means modesty and protection of one’s chastity. Giving away one’s old underpants in a dream means relief from pressure.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

To see someone in nothing but their underwear is a sign of catching a friend or loved one in an embarrassing position that will be hard to explain away, If you are the one in the underwear then you will be the one ‘caught out’ in a like situation which will cost you a loss of respect.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

All clothing represents our self-expression on some level. Additionally, clothing can be thought of as protection against the elements. Both of these concepts are reflected in the symbolic meaning of clothing. Underwear takes these concepts to a level of privacy and intimacy because they are worn under your outer clothes, make direct contact with your body, and act primarily as covering for the sexual areas. In this way, underwear represents your desire to keep a lid on your sexuality. Also to be considered is the layered desire to protect yourself from being completely vulnerable; if you are in your underwear in your dream, you are certainly exposed, but are not as vulnerable as you might otherwise be. Your mother always warned you to wear clean underwear in case you got into an accident and had to be taken to the hospital.

This element of being prepared for exposure also relates to the shame associated with our most private experiences of being human.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Hanging out underwear may be a sign that you are exposing your underlying beliefs, attitudes, and feelings to the world. Looking down and seeing yourself in underwear may be a response to an embarrassing situation in waking life in which you felt exposed.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


Underwear Dreams | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Underwear


PANTIES

(Underpants; Underwear) If one discovers some wetness in his underpants in a dream, it means that his wife is pregnant.

If one defecates in his underpants in a dream, it means a fight with his wife after which he will pay her something he owes her, or it could mean a fight that will end in divorce.

If one wears his underpants inside-out in his dream, it means that he indulges in the loathsome and forbidden act of anal intercourse with his wife.

If one sees himself wearing his underpants without the underwear shirt in a dream, it means poverty. Wearing fancy underpants in a dream means travels, or financial growth. Wearing new underpants in a dream means protecting one’s chastity. Giving away one’s old underpants in a dream means relief from difficulties.

(Also see Underwear; Pants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SLIP

(Under garment; Underpants) In a dream, a slip represents a free woman.

A woman wearing an underwear slip in a dream denotes marriage.

If she is wearing a flashy red slip in the dream, it means that she will be accused of wrongdoing.

If a respectable woman adventures with her slip into the streets in a dream, it means that her misfortune will become the talk of the town.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAWER

See Closet. Image of secrets and possessions.

Folklore: An open drawer is positive; a closed drawer—or drawer full of underwear—points to unfaithfulness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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UNDERCLOTHING

To dream you are not wearing underwear means you are afraid of being found out in a lie; you have something to hide.

To be wearing torn underclothing means you are ashamed of some recent action of yours.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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CLOTHESLINE

Hanging out clothing, particularly underwear, suggests that you are revealing your underlying attitudes to the public and may indicate an issue of an embarrassing nature. It could also mean that someone is handing you “a line.”... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRESSER

As the place where you usually store underwear, it may reveal hidden underlying beliefs that need to be explored.

A dresser may have secret compartments where you may retrieve objects relating to childhood memories.

If stuffed too full, it can suggest a need to throw out some old beliefs about yourself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BUTTONS

Finding a button is an omen of good luck in business or in love.

Losing one foretells extreme embarrassment or other vexatious, though not necessarily serious happening, in connection with an affair you may have.

Sewing on buttons—particularly if the garment is an item of underwear—points to happiness, honor and wealth.

Using, for buttoning up, is an indication of the successful termination of your highest ambition. Unbuttoning foretells that you will shortly begin an important enterprise that may hamper or postpone a projected marriage.... The Complete Dream Book

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RIBBON

A woman who dreams of putting ribbons on her dress or on her underwear will shortly have an offer of marriage from a serious-minded young man. But for her to dream of seeing other women wearing ribbons means that she will have difficulties in securing a husband on account of the rivalry of one whom she considered her friend.... The Complete Dream Book

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BRA

Dreams of a bra symbolize support or embellishment of your femininity.

If you are wearing your bra in public, then this dream is about public disclosure of your personal feelings, wearing your heart on your sleeve, or perhaps shame or embarrassment about your true feelings being revealed in public.

If the bra is strapless, then you have a lack of support in your life.

If the bra is padded, then you are embellishing or covering up your feelings of inadequacy. See Underwear and Clothes.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CLOTHES

In a dream each type of clothing has its own significance.

The clothes you wear in your dream are always a statement about your feelings, attitudes and position in life. Consider how the clothes and their color made you feel. See Pants, Blouse, Bra, Underwear, Dress, Suit and Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LINGERIE

To dream that you are wearing lingerie, represents your sexual identity, body image and your self-esteem. You may finally be recognizing and acknowledging an aspect of yourself that was not previously expressed.

To dream that you are buying or shopping for lingerie, indicates that you are compensating for your inner feelings of emptiness. You may be trying to fulfill some emotional need. Alternatively, you may be seeking to change your image and attitude. You may feel one way on the inside but behave another way on the outside. Also see “Underwear.”... My Dream Interpretation

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NUDITY

This dream has an ambivalent sense. On one hand, it is a symbol of physical beauty, purity, and divinity (in fact, goddesses like Venus or Diana have always been painted naked); and it reflects a desire for freedom, sincerity, and self-improvement. On the other hand, it represents lust or vain exhibitionism.

If in the dream you feel distressed or embarrassed it means that you reject your own body.

If you see other people naked it can reveal both a desire to know their secret thoughts or a mere sexual attraction. When you find yourself naked in public it denotes anxiety, fear of ridicule, emotional vulnerability, and low self-confidence. You are afraid that others may hurt you if you act spontaneously or make a mistake. Nudity, finally, also means that you feel nostalgia for lost childhood. It represents your true self, without norms or social constraints.

Formerly, mothers used to warn her daughters that if they dreamed of being naked they would soon learn about a scandal. According to some oracles, it predicts that you will make serious mistakes in business affairs, unless you listen to the advice of others. For gypsies, however, this dream brings good luck, especially if the oneiric scene is developed under a starry sky. In general, this dream can also mean innocence.

NUDITY

analysis of a dream

Mary dreamed: “I was in the office when I realized I was not quite dressed. I had forgotten to put pants on and was not wearing underwear! I tried to get my jersey down so it would cover me but it was too short. I felt really bad, insecure, and helpless. However, my colleagues—all perfectly dressed—did not seem to notice anything. At that time my boss called me to come to his office and I could no longer resist; I burst into tears like a little girl. Seeing me so crushed, Ana (a partner) offered me a jacket so I could tie it around my waist, but she said, ‘Girl, I do not know what’s wrong with you lately, but you get too easily distracted... ’ and continued her work without caring much about my situation. Then I woke up.”

Almost everyone has dreamed of being naked—or half-dressed—in a public place. This dream is often associated with sexuality (with a sexual inadequacy or guilt); but also with the fear of somehow “being exposed,” regarding your private or professional life. However, depending on the circumstances of each person, the meaning varies. In Mary’s case, it reflects her vulnerability at the workplace and a concern for revealing some deficiency or inability to others. In the dream, peers do not seem to notice—or do not pay attention to—her nudity, and that is a reassuring element indicating that perhaps Mary was worried for no reason. Failure to wear trousers and the fear that a figure of authority—such as her boss —would find out reveals her concern for success and professional skills; they could be questioned.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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UNDERPANTS

It is closely linked to desires, fears, and sexual fantasies.

If the dreamer is a man, the condition of his underwear indicates the relationship he has with his sexuality. Showing up in underwear at a wrong time or place is interpreted as fear of embarrassment or fear of not being prepared for the circumstances. In general, underwear represents your attitudes and hidden prejudices. Depending on its color, it has different meanings. Red, for example, denotes passion and yellow, a secret fear. Clean underwear indicates good behavior; Instead, dirty or torn may suggest that you are not comfortable with yourself or your sexuality.

The oracles say that dreaming of wearing underwear portends stolen pleasures that will turn against you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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NAKEDNESS

One of the most common and often embarrassing dreams is to find yourself naked in a public place, wearing only your underwear or clothes that are see-through. Nakedness may represent a longing to return to childhood innocence, as the dream represents the real you, stripped of pretence and social conditioning. Do you have a desire to be seen for who you are or to reveal your essential personality without having to create a façade? Another interpretation is that nakedness expresses a latent exhibitionism or simply a desire for sex. Freud once stated that his favorite dream was of being naked in a crowd of strangers.

From a Freudian perspective, a naked female is usually an expression of sexual desire for dreamers—men or women—who are sexually attracted to women. Freudians see the naked male in much the same light as the naked female, as an expression of sexual desire for men. In Jungian terms, nakedness suggests aspirations for love and rebirth, or a desire to attain spiritual awareness and to renounce the material world. According to this interpretation, nakedness is also an expression of beauty, creativity and divinity. Ancient gods such as Venus, goddess of beauty, and Diana, the goddess of the hunt, are often depicted naked.

A naked child is particularly associated with the Jungian archetype of the divine child, and more generally with innocence and lack of inhibition.

If you are covering up a child’s nakedness in the dream, this indicates a general discomfort with emotional expression. Many psychologists favor the interpretation that dreams of nakedness highlight feelings of vulnerability. Such dreams may be interpreted as a fear of sexual relationships, but they are more likely to signify fears and anxieties about yourself, and the way you appear to others. Perhaps you feel failure or rejection if you reveal your true self. In your waking life, you therefore need to overcome feelings of vulnerability and learn to be more self-confident.

Being partly dressed in a dream may suggest that you are not prepared for what lies ahead. It might be wise to re-examine your plans and your future.

If the people in the dream seem unaware that you are underdressed or naked, this suggests that you shouldn’t worry about showing your real self to others. It may also signify that you are not worried about what others think of you, or that you long to show sides of your true personality to others. To dream of being ashamed or frightened may indicate a fear of showing your real feelings. If, on the other hand, you are disgusted by your own, or another person’s, nakedness, or other people are disgusted with your own nakedness, this suggests anxiety about discovering the naked truth about yourself, another person or a situation.

If you positively welcome the nakedness of other people in your dream, it may express a frustration with what, in waking life, you perceive to be their affected behavior—you wish they could be more natural. It may also suggest that you can see through people and see them for who they are.

If you are sufficiently secure within your own self-image in waking life, you will not be afraid of being stripped in public in a dream. For example, dreaming of appearing naked in a strip show could suggest that you are anxious about being misunderstood, or that you welcome the opportunity to express and reveal yourself.

According to dream lore, if a girl dreams of being naked, this means that she will soon hear about a terrible scandal. Some gypsies, however, believe that nakedness dreams are a sign of good fortune, particularly if the dreamer was walking naked under the stars. Ancient dream dictionaries say that to dream of a naked woman was lucky, as it foretold unexpected honors. It was also thought to be unlucky to dream of too many clothes, since this meant you lacked the necessities of life, whilst to dream of new clothes suggested a domestic tiff. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS... The Element Encyclopedia

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WASHING CLOTHES

Washing may represent some kind of inner cleaning in which you get rid of attitudes and habits that are holding you back.

If you are washing clothes in your dream, this symbolizes an improvement in the way you present yourself to the world.

If you are washing underwear, this may indicate the resolution of feelings of sexual insecurity.

If you are washing someone else’s clothes, this may indicate your desire to help that person feel better about themselves.

According to ancient dream oracles, washing clothes and yourself was a sign of good fortune, but stained clothes and taking a bath fully clothed indicated misfortune.... The Element Encyclopedia

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UNDERCLOTHES / LINGERIE / PAJAMAS / SWIMWEAR

Almost any item of clothing can be regarded as a symbol of sexuality, particularly items that draw attention to what they are covering, such as underwear, bikinis, swimsuits and lingerie. Is the item you are wearing clean or dirty? Depending on which it is, what does that say about your attitude to sex? Generally, underwear in a dream is thought to be a symbol of your hidden attitudes and prejudices.

If you dream of feeling embarrassed about being seen in your underwear, it may suggest an unwillingness to reveal your true feelings, or to have your opinions made public. What color is your dream underwear? Red may reveal hidden passions, yellow a secret fear and so on.

If your underwear is dirty or torn, it may reveal that you are not at ease with yourself right now and feel uncomfortable about your sexuality. Ancient dream oracles suggested that dreams of being in your underwear were an omen of guilty pleasures that would cause much grief. A dream that features nightwear does not necessarily have a sexual connotation; you may simply need more sleep. Pajamas and nightdresses also suggest openness and relaxation.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BLACK AND WHITE DREAMS

To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.

It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.

If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.

A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?

Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia

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