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, . . ."
(A General Epistle to Friends, and all People, to read over and consider in the Fear of God)
BLESSED are all those whose Minds are staid upon the Lord, for they shall be kept in Perfect Peace; so where the Mind is staid upon the Lord, there is a Perfect Peace; for it is a whole Peace, which cannot be broken: So here is not only a Perfect Peace, but a Blessing; a Perfect Peace which comes from the God of all Peace, (that bruiseth . . . under your Feet, the Troubler) and the Blessings which come from ...