Biblical Meaning Of Clothes In A Dream

Some of you have been searching for the biblical meaning of clothes in a dream. This article provides you with the meaning of clothes in dreams.
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Ability to dream dreams is one of the best gifts that God has given to man. There are many things that take place in our lives spiritually, which we wouldn't be aware of if there were no dreams. Today, we will learn about the biblical meaning of clothes in a dream

At least nine out of every ten persons will admit that they have seen or have been seeing dreams about clothes. I have personally noticed that certain cloth dreams can be confusing; they could leave the dreamer puzzled on what it means. 

People see different kinds of dreams about clothes. Some find themselves wearing new clothes in a dream; some find themselves with no clothes at all. Others find themselves wearing the wrong kind of clothes in dreams. 

Exodus 29:5 NIV
Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband. Put the turban on his head and attach the sacred emblem to the turban. 

I believe if you stumbled on this blog post during your search for the spiritual meaning of clothes in dreams, you must have seen a dream about clothes that you need interpretation on. I also believe you have many unanswered questions regarding this dream. Let's trust that your questions will be answered in this article.

For proper understanding of your dream, we will touch on the following points:

  • Dream of buying new clothes
  • Meaning of selling clothes in a dream
  • Meaning of washing clothes in a dream
  • Dream of wearing white clothes 
  • Meaning of clothes in the Bible 

I will advise everyone reading this dream interpretation to treat every dream of clothes they see as very important—because these dreams often reveal something very personal concerning the dreamer. 

Dreams about clothes shouldn't be taken lightly, but appropriate actions should be taken concerning them, depending on what they mean. 

What does it mean when you dream about clothes? A dream about clothes can either be a good or bad omen. This depends on several key factors and symbols within the dream. Follow up as we explore them for better understanding. 

Symbolic Meaning Of clothes in the Bible


The Bible uses the symbol of clothes to describe different things on many occasions. The Bible holds very deep spiritual meaning of clothes. 

When you go through scriptures, you will notice the many uses of the symbol of clothes to portray different situations and describe different spiritual truths. 

In Biblical times, everyone didn't wear the same type or quality of clothing at all times. There were clothes for Kings and there were clothes for slaves. There were clothes that people wore in certain times, so as to fit into the occasion they found themselves in at that moment. 

For instance, the Bible speaks of sackcloths—which were often worn in times of mourning, fasting and penitence. This sackcloth itself holds a very deep spiritual symbolism.

Jonah 3:5 NLT
The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.

We can see other symbolic meaning of clothes in the Bible as follows:

  • Garments of glory (Esther 8:2)
  • Garments of mourning (Esther 9:1)
  • Garments of royalty (2 Samuel 13:18) 
  • Holy garments (Exodus 28:1-5) 
  • Prison clothes (2 Kings 25:29)
  • Garment of violence (Psalm 73:6)
  • Clothes of honour and dishonour (Psalm 109:29) 

Observe that, in the Bible, people didn't wear just any sort of clothing for no reason. When Esther was mourning, she had sackcloth on; but when she was to appear before the king, she put on a glorious apparel (Esther 8:2). 

There was always a specific type and design of clothes for every season, occasion and situation. We can safely apply the same principle to our clothes dream interpretation—since God still works with biblical symbols even when He reveals things to us in dreams. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Clothes In Dreams


The meaning of clothes in dreams is not farfetched. To understand the meaning of our cloth dreams, we will need to consider the many symbols that were present in our dream. 

  1. The colour of the cloth in our dream - Was it a white, black, blue or purple colour cloth? 
  2. The condition of the cloth we wore in the dream - Was it a new cloth? Old clothes? Torn? Was the clothing dirty? 

These factors are very essential in helping us decipher the meaning of our dream. 

Dreams about clothes can either come from God or the enemy. If our dream is from God, they will always be filled with His presence. They will always carry the feeling of joy and peace. Whereas, if the dream about clothes we saw was from the enemy, they will always hold negative connotations. 

To be more specific, depending on the kind of clothes a person sees theirself wearing in a dream, clothes in dreams can symbolize the following:

  • Elevation and Promotion
  • Breakthrough 
  • Glorification
  • Poverty
  • Holiness and purity 
  • Mourning and Sadness 
  • Poverty and lack
  • Spiritual enslavement

Every dream of clothes we see will always carry a message—either concerning what God is currently doing in our life or what the enemy is doing against us. 

Dreaming Of Buying New Clothes Spiritual Meaning


Every dream of buying or wearing new clothes is often a good omen. Such dreams point to a coming elevation, glory and honour. If you saw this dream, know that the Lord is set to do a new thing in your life. He is about to take you to new heights in life. 

Esther 8:15 KJV 
And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad. 

What this dream reveals is that, a new thing that will bring great joy is soon to manifest in the dreamer's waking life. The dreamer should pray in agreement with God and await the manifestion of this dream. 

Receiving New Clothes In A Dream


Buying new clothes in dreams and receiving new clothes from someone in a dream are two different things. Even in waking life, not everyone would like to receive new clothes bought for them by a complete stranger. 

Although some dreams of receiving new clothes can be a good omen, most of such dreams are often a bad omen. If someone bought you new clothes in a dream, it is difficult to verify exactly who they are. You cannot tell whether they are human or not; from God or from the kingdom of darkness. 

There are dreams where people find themselves wearing new clothes a stranger bought for them, only for them to wake up feeling ill, followed by many other health issues. 

Most times, agents of darkness gift people what looks like new clothes in dreams, only for such to turn out to be garments of untimely death, mourning and shame. 

I'll advise everyone who is reading this article to reject new clothes bought for them by someone in their dream (if they can). Please do not take this lightly, because I've seen what such a dream has done to someone before. The spiritual is vast and complicated, but with the Holy Spirit, we are not without understanding. 

Biblical Meaning Of Washing Clothes In A Dream


Most dreams of clothes will reveal the spiritual state of the dreamer. Since the Bible speaks of garments of holiness and righteousness, it automatically means that, there can also be garments of sin and unrighteousness. 

When God commanded the Israelites to wash their clothes before coming to stand before Him, He was portraying to them the need to stay holy and pure at all times:

Exodus 19:10 NIV
And the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes

We wash our clothes because they are dirty, not because they are already clean. If they were clean, there would be no need to wash them. Sin is impurity and uncleanness before God. 

Zechariah 3:3-4 KJV 
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. [4] And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 

Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and that represented sin. When the filthy garments got replaced with a clean one, it represented holiness. 

If you see yourself washing your clothes in the dream, it simply means that there is spiritual cleansing taking place in your life. 

Obviously, the dreamer has made the decision to walk in holiness and purity before God, and the Lord is working to purge them of their sin and ungodliness. This can manifest as a dream of washing clothes

If you saw this dream, it is clearly a good omen. Go on and thank God for the sanctification work He is doing in your life. 

Biblical Meaning Of Dirty Clothes In A Dream


Wearing dirty clothes in a dream often points to the presence of sin in the dreamer's life. Before seeing such a dream, it is possible that the dreamer had just fallen into sin. The Bible instructs us to always stay holy and pure:

Ecclesiastes 9:8 KJV 
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. 

Sometimes, a dream of wearing dirty clothes could confirm that there is a plot by the enemy to taint the dreamer's reputation. 

Such a dream can also come as a warning from God, alerting the dreamer that the enemy has set up a trap to get them in sin—so as to destroy them. This may likely come as a temptation to sin. 

To see oneself wearing stained or dirty cloth in the dream is usually a warning to the dreamer, which requires urgent action on their part. 

Dreams about stained or dirty clothes may sometimes reflect that one has fallen into sin and needs to repent and reconsecrate theirself back to God. 

Additionally, a dream about wearing dirty clothes may reveal the enemy's plot to bring shame and disgrace upon the dreamer, in any way possible. 

Apart from this, most dreams about wearing dirty clothes often reveal that the dreamer is living in sin, needs to repent and get right with God as soon as possible. 

Wearing Clean Clothes In Dream Meaning


A dream of wearing clean clothes is often a good omen. This dream symbolizes holiness and purity. It is an indication that the dreamer is living a life that is pleasing to God. 

Revelation 3:4 KJV 
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 

It is an evidence that the dreamer is in good terms with God, and their relationship with the Lord is blooming. 

Wearing Torn Clothes In Dream Meaning


To see oneself wearing torn and tattered clothes often reveals an impending misfortune, Satanic-induced poverty and shame. Such dreams are often an attack against the dreamer's glory, progress and prosperity. 

Revelation 16:15 KJV 
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.  

The will of the Lord for us is glory and honour. It is the enemy who wants us to experience disgrace and shame. 

A dream of wearing torn and tattered clothes can also symbolize some sort of evil spiritual enslavement. 

If you saw this dream, you need to pray seriously, in order to destroy the works of darkness against your life. 

Biblical Meaning Of Black Clothes In A Dream

A dream about wearing black clothes is often a bad omen. This goes way beyond falling into sin, but also entails mourning, witchcraft or occult initiation. 

Revelation 3:4 KJV 
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 

The dreamer should be sure they are still on God's path. Be sure you're not dabbling into the occult (with or without your knowledge). Pray against forced evil initiations. Stay on God's side and stay away from anything that could cause you to derail from God's path. The dreamer should also pray against the spirit of death and mourning. 

Dream Of Wearing Clothes That Don't Fit


If you saw yourself in a dream, wearing clothes that don't fit, this symbolizes walking in the wrong calling, purpose or being in the wrong relationship. It is up to the dreamer to decide what to do about this. 

Prayer Against Negative Cloth Dreams


  1. Lord Jesus, I come before you today, confessing my sins to you. I ask that you purge me with your blood, cleanse and purify me so that I can have a better relationship with you.
  2. Holy Spirit of God, purge me with your fire from every form of impurity in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  3. By the authority of Jesus Christ, I come against and dismantle every plot of darkness to bring me shame and disgrace, in the name of Jesus. 
  4. By the power of the Holy Ghost, I frustrate the assignment of every agent of darkness assigned to frustrate my life in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 
  5. Arrows of the wicked sent against my reputation, backfire in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
  6. By the blood of Jesus, I annul every death sentence released against me and my family, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  7. I receive power to reject evil clothes in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  8. I reject every garment of untimely death and shame. They shall not be my portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  9. Every strategy of the enemy to get me in sin is thereby exposed and destroyed now, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. I receive my garment of glory and elevation, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

Final Words On Biblical Meaning Of Clothes In Dreams


Beloved, I believe you were blessed reading our dream interpretation on the biblical meaning of clothes in dreams

If you have further questions regarding your dream, feel free to reach out to me. 

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