From Chester Tulga’s, The Doctrine of Holiness, pp. 52-53
The attire of the holy man is marked by simplicity, never by extravagance and ostentatious show. There is little said upon the subject of dress in the Scriptures, and that little refers, almost exclusively to the dress of women. Since feminine modesty is so important to the moral and spiritual life of the woman, and so necessary to the wholesomeness and well-being of society, it is fitting that the Scripture address themselves to the attire of women.
Christ did not tell His followers how to dress, but He did indicate that dress was not to assume too great an importance in the life of a disciple [cf. Matt 6:24-33]. He would hardly agree with the large emphasis upon dress in our present-day civilization. He would hardly be impressed with the holiness of a man or woman who, in the face of appalling spiritual and human need, displayed in dress every mark of luxury. He would not be impressed with the holiness of a woman who permits fashions or customs to lead her into immodesty, or who was adorned with useless adornments and luxuries.
Holiness in dress is not eccentricity in dress, but simplicity in dress. It is that simplicity which does not call attention to one’s attire. Peter places the emphasis where it belongs: ‘Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting of hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God a great price’ (1 Peter 3:3-4). The attire of the holy man or woman is marked by simplicity.