Connecting, restricting. Also, untangling a situation in one’s life, as in ball of yarn.
Depth Psychology: See String, Thread, Wool.... Dreamers Dictionary
For a young woman to dream of decorating herself with ribbons, she will soon have a desirable offer of marriage, but frivolity may cause her to make a mistake.
If she sees other girls wearing ribbons, she will encounter rivalry in her endeavors to secure a husband.
If she buys them, she will have a pleasant and easy place in life.
If she feels angry or displeased about them, she will find that some other woman is dividing her honors and pleasures with her in her social realm. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of a hair ribbon, then you have a desire to stand out and be recognized as the prize that you are. See Hair, Bow and Reward.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The color of the ribbons also plays a role (see the chapter on “Colors in Dreams”).
A ribbon blowing in the wind means good luck and success!
Depth Psychology: Ribbons are symbols of many things: “tying the knot,” “my hands are tied.” Have you already “tied the knot”—or would you like to? Do you have friendly ties to someone? Are you all tied up?... Dreamers Dictionary