Both contain articles about submission. Alice Aber. I could see maybe in somethings like purchasing horses, etc.
If the dress is long and loose it is very comfortable to do any work in, as women have done for many, many years. After you read the article and I mean it as metaphor for submission in all parts of life, not in that article we can discuss if choice exists for Amish women. Her labor and expertise play an important part in the household finances , from the food produced in the gardens she tends , to the secondary roles she might take on ie, bookkeeping in assisting in the operation of a business.
Female Amish roles have in fact evolved as Amish have moved from agriculture to entrepreneurship and day labor. Dixie Shore.