Proper Worship Attire
The Traditions Handed Down (11:2-16)
Honoring and Dishonoring Your Head (vv. 2-6)
An Argument from Creation (vv. 7-10)
The most likely explanation is in two parts.* (1) A woman must wear a head covering in order that she may cease to fulfill her natural function of reflecting the glory of man, and instead be free to pray or prophesy to the glory of God alone. (2) The head covering is the sign of the authority that God now gives to a woman in order that she may speak to God in prayer and declare his word in prophecy. “That is, her veil represents the new authority given to the woman under the new dispensation to do things that formerly had not been permitted” (Barrett).
An Argument from What is Proper (vv. 11-15)
But woman has been given in her hair a primitive form of covering which man lacks. In this she has the advantage of him, and she must follow the hint her naturally long hair supplies.