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 Friends in New Jersey and Pensilvania)
DEAR Friends, With my dear Love to you all, in God's holy peaceable Truth; and my desires are that you may be all kept Careful of God's Glory. Now in your settling of Plantations and Provinces, and especially in the woody Countries, as those are, you may have many Trials and Troubles; but if you keep in the Wisdom of God, that will keep you both gentle, and kind, and easie to be intreated one of another, that will preserve you out of ...