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This group is the most difficult to categorize. Women who fall into this category choose their clothes for their simplicity, classic style and modesty. They seek to express their religious convictions through what they wear. Skirts and jumpers are popular, but trousers for women tend to be perfectly acceptable. Least likely of my religiously observant dress designations to choose to cover. Women in this group are most likely to have shorter hair styles, as shorter can be simple and easy to care for. Makeup is often avoided as a statement on simplicity, but jewelry is common, particularly earrings. Actual plainness (solid colors, simple print, limited-palette wardrobes) is a hallmark of the plain modern look. There are neither anachronisms nor symbolically or traditionally important items.

Some plain modern resources:

  • Garlands of Grace's One of a Kind coverings are particularly lovely while still seeming modern.
  • LittleTouchOfElegance.com offers "classic, feminine clothing."
  • ModestClothing.com and its (twin) sister site Tznius.com Tznius is a site for observant Jewish women, selling some nice plain modern styles of shirts and skirts, ModestClothing.com avoids mentioning Judaism, but seems to offer the exact same clothes and headcoverings. Perhaps one of their ways of tying a scarf will seem the thing for you. Sojourner Truth was photographed wearing a white turban with her plain dress.
  • Shukr Islamic Clothing for Men and Women. Very exotic but full-coverage clothing options.
  • Modest Clothing Directory. Has a "trendy" section and a "modern" section.
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Epistle 224
1662

"Spread the Truth abroad"

DEAR Friends, whom Death, Bonds, not the outward Creatures can separate from the Love of God in Christ Jesus, Live in Peace and Love one with another, and keep above that straitned Spirit of Strife, which is below, and out of the Power, and Truth and Life of God: Dwell in Dominion, in Love, in Life and in Unity one with another, in the Power of God. . . .

And feed in the Pastures of Life; and none stain your . . . Holiness, where lieth your Beauty. And all that Minister Abroad, walk as Examples to ...

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I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.


An Introduction to Conservative and Old Order Mennonite Groups




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