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, in Holland, Friesland, Hamborough, Frederickstad, Dantzick, Palatinate, and all other places there-aways, where God's Truth and Ensign is set up . . . the God of all Power and Peace, through our Lord Jesus Christ, fill you with it and his heavenly riches, that . . . by the Word of Life and Patiences, you may answer the Truth in all, both High and Low; so that you may be a good savour to God in the Hearts of all People. For you know there is no other Way to God, but by ...