We were greeted once pretty rudely and mostly cold because my wife and daughter were wearing Mennonite cape dresses with head coverings. My youngest daughters full length dresses, and my sons and I button down shirts and pants.
It was pretty sad. Things were less tense when they learned I was baptized & raised Orthodox. But my wife had many bad looks from women who were dressed way less conservatively than the bible mandates. The irony was wild.
That was one of the few times my wife was open to check out Orthodoxy. Just remember that when folks show up, they are there for a reason. Also when one questions, it is often a concern.
It really is sad to hear that.
On a related note, it seems like a lot of Christian groups are biased against Mennonite and Holiness/Pentecostal styles of dress. I think they interpret it as a "holier-than-thou" statement, and feel judged by not dressing to such standards. Similar to how working women sometimes feel judged by housewives, even without the slightest hint of condemnation from the housewife.
Have you been treated similarly elsewhere?
Well we have only gone between EO and various Mennonite churches. The EO churches in the general Dallas area (one in particular had a very poor reception), one was mediocre, and one was just poor reception. We gave up after that.
One woman wearing slacks was questioning my wife on her dress, and my wife began to quote scripture.... She did NOT like it and walked away. My wife started with the scriptures commanding women not to adorn the clothes of men, dressing modestly... By that time the woman walked.
Later another woman started asking about her head covering (which surprised me because in other Orthodox churches some women wear them). It was picky picky.
The Mennonite churches do not do this to visitors as I have witnessed. For them the ones who are baptized into Christianity are those who are required to follow the church rules.
We found the opposite that the Orthodox women presented the holier than thou attitude. It was a "we're Orthodox, we are right, you are not" type of attitude. It was really sad. HOWEVER, this is probably the bad apples spoiling the bunch. The negative one can spoil the entire experience.