Women's Religiously Observant Plain Dress
Quaker Plain Dress
Plain dress among Quakers
My Life as a Plain Quaker
George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends(Quakers)... from A Collection of Many Select and Christian Epistles, Letters, and Testimonies (London 1698)
"Friends, keep out of the vain fashions of the world; let not your eyes, minds, and spirits run after every fashion (in attire) of the nations; for that will lead you from the solid life into unity with that spirit that leads to follow the fashions of the nations, after every fashion of apparel that gets up: but mind that which is sober and modest, and keep to your plain fashions, that you may judge the World, . . ."
(To all Womens Meetings, that are Believers in the Truth)
FRIENDS, Keep your Women's Meetings in the Power of God . . . Dorcas a Woman was a Disciple: So there was a Woman Disciple as well as Men Disciples; and mind the Women that accompanied her. And Women are to take up the Cross daily, and to follow Christ daily, as well as the Men: and so to be taught of him their Prophet, and fed of him their Shepherd, and councelled of him their Councellor, and sanctified by him who offered himself ...