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, . . ."
MY Dear Friends, Sit every one of you under your own Vine, and there none shall make you afraid; and in that ye will bring forth Fruit to God abundantly, to his Praise. and in the Vine as ye abide, ye will all become Heirs of Christ, and come all to know the Seed, which is Heir of the Power of the World, where there is no End; and Heirs of the Kingdom, and so possess that. And live in the Seed, the Top-Stone, which was before Enmity was, in which ye will feel Unity and Vertue, and Love ...