I had set my book aside during this series and just picked it back up, so I hope to finish my overview of each chapter over the next couple of weeks.
Chapter 12 is about clothing. God gave the first clothes to Adam and Eve after they sinned in the Garden of Eden. They were made of skins. We don't know what kind of skins or what their clothes looked like. Edith Schaeffer talks about how God "clothed" the fields with flowers. There is much variety, beauty and intricacy upon closer examination of the flowers that God has created all around the world and for different seasons. There is nothing wrong with wearing beautiful clothing. She continues to talk about how, depending on where you live and your mission field, you may need to dress to "fit in" to the culture. This doesn't mean that you would dress in ways that show parts of your body that shouldn't be revealed. It just means that in order to reach those in your mission field you shouldn't dress above or beneath them. You should dress to fit in where God has called you.
I found this chapter a little harder to read and I'm not sure that I agree with all that she presented, but in general I think I understood the point of the chapter.
The Modest Mom