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 none quench the Spirit's Movings in the least Degree, nor none go beyond. And feed not upon that which Dies of it self, but on that which cometh from above: Know the Son of Man's Flesh, which is your Bread, and his Blood, which is your Drink: which who eats and drinks of, hungers no more, nor thirsts no more, but hath the Endless Life. Nor none Write, Print nor Speak (for God) but as ye are moved of the Lord God; for that reacheth to that of God in others, and is Effectual. Nor none stop Writing ...