July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, associated with the brown scapular. This feast can help us reflect on the Biblical theme concerning garments of salvation. The German word for scapular (Gnadenkleid) literally means “grace-garment.” Many references to garments and clothes are scattered throughout the Bible, beginning in Genesis: “And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them” (Gen 3:21). The need for clothing was an effect of their sin. God’s tender action can perhaps be seen as symbolizing the garments of grace that he would bestow through Jesus Christ. Yet God drove them from the garden and blocked the way to the tree of life. In the Book of Revelation, we find Jesus has reversed this: “Blessed are those who wash their robes [in the blood of the Lamb] so that they will have the right to the tree of life” (Rv 22:14)
And in Isaiah:
"I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul.
For he has clothed me in a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,...
like a bride bedecked with her jewels."