Buttons refer to the need to find ways to keep certain things together.
If you lose a button, or if a button is broken, it means that alternate ways need to be found.
If you’re sewing a button back onto a garment, then you have the ingenuity to do whatever needs to be done.
Vision: Losing a button: you are either really losing something or somebody is stealing from you. Sewing a button back on: things at your job are going to improve. Tearing off a button: be prepared for conflict.
Depth Psychology: The button is a sign that your life is becoming more stable.
A lost button indicates imagined or real unfaithfulness (your own or your partner’s).
(Buttonhole; Fastener; Man) A button in a dream represents protection, guarding one’s honor, ajust contract, money, or profits particularly if the button is made of silver or gold.
A button and a buttonhole in a dream also represents a man and a woman.
If an unwed person sees himself buttoning a shirt in a dream, it means that he will get married, or that he will play an important role in uniting two people, or to bring peace between two partners, or that he will revive an old and a forsaken project. Tying one’s buttons in a dream means getting married, or going through difficult financial circumstances. Wearing a buttoned shirt in a dream means experiencing tight circumstances, or reuniting with a traveller returning home, or marriage of an unmarried person. (Also see Clothing)
Buttons usually refer to your emotional attitudes toward society, similar to Dress / Clothing.
Buttons hold something together, closing up something that otherwise would be exposed. Are you all buttoned up or not ?
To see buttons in your dream, represents wealth and security.
If you lose a button, you’re feeling insecure about something.
To dream that you are unbuttoning your clothes, denotes that you are opening yourself to others, either on a mental, emotional or sexual level.
1. Emotions kept in check (“buttoned up”).
2. Intimately revealing self to others, sexually or emotionally (opening buttons).
3. A sense that someone harbors angry feelings (losing buttons).
Dreams of buttons symbolize closure, or perhaps that you are covering something up.
If you dream of unbuttoning your clothes, then you are opening yourself to intimacy and are removing your armor.
If you dream of buttoning up your clothes, then you are hiding or defending yourself.