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 take heed of the rough Garments and rough Spirit of Esau's rough Nature, but mind the plain Jacob, that supplants rough Esau; and mind the constant Truth, and take heed of the unconstant, and such as are given to changing, which the Son gives not himself unto, for he ends the changings, the Son Christ doth that never changes. . . .
And Friends, keep down feigned Flattery: Keep in the Truth, that brings to plain-heartedness, . . . that you may abound in Goodness, and Righteousness and ...