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 every where, Keep your Meetings, waiting in the Light, which from the Lord Jesus Christ doth come; so will ye receive Power from him, and have the refreshing Springs of Life opened to your Souls, and be kept sensible of the tender Mercies of the Lord. And know one another in the Life (ye that be turned to the Light) and in the Power, which comes from the Lord Jesus Christ who is your Light, who is your Life; that ye may all in the Life see Christ to reign in you, who is the Truth, from whence ...