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Women's Religiously Observant Plain Dress

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  • Plain Dress
  • Modest Dress
  • Plain Modern

Advice

  • Purchasing Custom-made Plain and Modest Dress Online
  • Fabrics for Home-sewn Plain and Modest Dresses
  • Foundation Garments for Plain and Modest Dress

Thoughts, Questions

  • Ask Ibbie: questions answered about plain dress and Quaker spirituality
  • Reasons Women Give for Going Plain
  • Plain Dress as Visual Koan
  • Plain Weird: In Defense of Quaker Plain Dress

Quaker Plain Dress

Plain dress among Quakers

  • Testimonies from plain dressing Friends
  • Historical Background of Quaker Women's Plain Dress (with some examples)
  • Historical References to Quaker Plain Dress for Those Who Mistakenly Believe Quakers Never Historically Wore Plain Dress
  • Photos of Some Plain Dressing Quakers from the Early 20th Century.

My Life as a Plain Quaker

  • Going Plain
  • To Cover or Not to Cover
  • My Path to Plain Dress
  • Evolution of My Plain Dress Attire
  • My Response to Things People Have Said to Me Opposing Plain Dress

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, . . ."
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Epistle 173
1659

"A bad Meeting"

ALL Friends, Take heed of running on in a Form, lest ye do lose the Power; but keep in the Power and Seed of God, in which ye will live in the Substance. And at any Disputes, take heed: many may be lifted up in the Victory and Conquest, and after have a Joy in the Prophecies and Openings, and after fall. And if Bablers come, and Janglers say, They have a bad Meeting; and so, the murmuring Nature getteth up, out of Patience, and the Seed, which beareth all things and suffereth all things, which keepeth down that, which ...

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Quaker Jane's
Recommended Reading


Why Do They Dress That Way?

The guide to the practice of plain dress in the United States.


The Quaker: A Study in Costume

Amelia Gummere's classic study of the history of Quaker plain dress, first published around 1900.

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