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, . . ."
THEREFORE all Friends, walk in the Truth and in the Love of it up to God; and every one in particular mind your Guide, that ye may grow up in Wisdom, and improve your own Talents, and the Gift, which God hath given you. And take heed of Word without Life, for they tend to draw you out of the Power to live above the Truth, and out of your Conditions; which Nature will no have Peace, except it have Words: But every particular submit to that, which is of God in you, to guide you to God. And be ye all Servants to ...