For these certain verses, I believe that this is a specific instruction, not a general rule.
For specific instruction, there is always an application to learn. I only see this command to use coverings, once, in a letter by Paul to the Corinthians...but take "Love thy neighbor" It is repeated several times.
Take, "Greet each other with a holy kiss." Did Paul mean that we were to actually greet each other with a holy kiss? I believe it means that we are to greet each other lovingly and respectful. In America, we shake hands or hug. In India, there is no physical contact allowed to the opposite sex during church so they just greet each other verbally.
I believe that it applies here. The applications to be taken out of this is to be
1. Distinction between women/men
2. Spiritual subordination
3. Expression of distinction between men and women.