Research yields interesting rewards. Here’s a snippet from Alexander Campbell in an “Extra” to the October 1835 issue of the Millennial Harbinger:
The Apostle carries his ideas of decency to the minutia of a brother’s uncovered head, and of a sister’s veil; therefore, may we not infer that even the dress of christians in the public assembly is either decent or indecent, according to the standard of christian simplicity and decorum? If this be true of a christian’s dress, it is equally true of his manners. The dress and manners of God’s house ought not to be after the model of the dress and manners of the forum, the theatre, or the carousals of a public entertainment.
When the heirs of heaven present themselves in the presence of the Lord, and meet around that sacred board which commemorates the ignominy, reproach, and sufferings of him who redeemed them to God by offering up himself a sacrifice for their sins; that gaiety of dress and flippancy of manners, so fascinating amongst the sons and daughters of fashion, festivity, and song, are wholly indecent, in the good sense of all the admirers of the fitness of things, or of the innocence and simplicity which adorned the ancient christians.