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, . . ."
AND Dear Friends, be Faithful, you that know the Light, the Truth and the Power of God, and his Life; in the Wisdom of God, be Faithful, by which Wisdom all things are made and created; and by which Wisdom all things are created, must be ordered again, to the Glory of the Creator.
And you that are come to know the Truth and the Power of it, all come to know the Order of Life, so that all things may be kept in that sweet Order and Government to the Glory of God and in the Hearts of all ...