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, . . ."
NOW if the World do Persecute you, and take away your Goods or Cloaths, was not your Lord and Master so served? Did not they cast Lots for his Garments? Was he not haled from the Priests to Herod, and before Pontius Pilate, and spit upon? And if they hate thee, and spit upon thee, he was hated and spit upon for thee: Did he not go to Prison for thee? And was he not mocked and scourged for thee? And did he not bow to the Cross and Grave for thee, he who had no sin, neither was Guile found in his Mouth? ...