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 England, Virginia and Barbadoes)
DEAR Friends, Be faithful in the Power of the Lord God, in what you know, and then the Lord will preserve you; that you may answer the Witness of God in every Man, whether they are the Heathen, that do not profess Christ, or whether they are such as do profess Christ, that have the Form of Godliness, and be out of the Power. And keep your Meetings, you that know the Power of the Lord, and feel it, that in it you may have Unity ...