This usually shows a casual and relaxed attitude or feelings. It can occasionally suggest the desire to show of your male or female sexual characteristics – pecs/breasts.

As with most clothes, the colour is important and comments strongly on the meaning of the T-shirt. See: Colours.

Example:  I was recently asked by a man who had given no thought to dreams how on earth you could extract any meaning from them. He was wearing a fairly old T-shirt, so I said, “OK, let’s imagine you dreamt of your T-shirt, what would you make of that?”

After a while he said, “I don’t know that I would make anything of it.”

My response was to say, “Right, but now tell me where you bought the T-shirt, and what memories it has for you.” Whereupon he told me very full memories of being in the USA, and that the shirt was part of those memories, but he wasn’t prepared to say what the memories were as they were so personal. I felt he had had an affair while there and didn’t want to talk about it. So, his T-shirt represented his hidden memories of his time in the USA – not a T-shirt at all.

The important point is that everything we see and deal with, every person, every imagined scene, has such a background of feelings and perhaps memories. It is exactly this background of feelings and information that the dream weaves its story from. To understand it you need to become aware of the usually unconscious feeling responses you have in connection with everything, place, person and animal you fill your dreams with.

If it is a T-shirt you own, it probably has personal memories attached to it, so define what these are for its meaning.

Useful questions:

When did I last wear this T-shirt and what events or memories are connected with it?

Does the T-shirt have particular characteristics or style – if so, what are they and how does that relate to me?

Am I seeing a good or ugly side of my or someone’s body in this?

See Techniques for Exploring your Dreams – Secrets of Power Dreaming


-Stanley E. Togba 2017-12-11 9:41:43

I had a dream where a lady I worked for twice came to me with her little son. Bought her son a t-shirt and later bought me a t-shirt and a jeans which along with her son’s t-shirt all valued at $30usd. She asked me to change and wear the clothes she bought and I did. I’m finding it difficult to understand this dream.

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