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, . . ."
ALL Friends, to that which is pure, take heed, that with that all your Minds may be kept up to God, who is pure; that as the Lilly ye all may grown, and receive Wisdom from God, how to use the Creatures in their places, to the Glory of him that created them. For Woe is unto you that Lay up for the latter day with Covetousness; ye act in that Nature contrary to the Light, taking Thought for to morrow, what ye shall eat, and what ...