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, . . ."
DEAR Friends, that are in Prison, and all Friends and Sufferers that are in the County, to whom is my Love to the Lord's Eternal Power . . . that reigns over all, in whom you have Peace with God, and Riches that is Everlasting. Now Dear Friends, your Sufferings has been long in that County, and great have been your Trials, and spoiling of your Goods, through your Adversaries and Persecutors Rage against you; but the Lord's secret Hand and Power, is that which hath upheld ...