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, . . ."
(To Friends that are Prisoners in York)
DEAR Friends, with my Love to you, and all the rest of the faithful Friends in Bonds; and my desire is to the Lord, that ye all may stand faithful and valiant for his glorious Name, and for his holy peaceable Truth now in this Day of Storm and Tempest. . . . The Lord hath promised to deliver his People in the Six Troubles, yea in the Seventh; the Perfection of Troubles; and therefore do not think Time long, and your Sufferings ...