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, . . ."
SO . . . there were Women Disciples in the Church, and Women Elders in the Church, as well as Men. So Women are to keep the Government of Christ, and to be Obeyers of Christ; and Women are to keep the Comely Order of the Gospel as well as Men . . . in it keep your Meetings.
. . . And here is the Ground and Foundation of our Women's Meetings. Now Mothers of Families, that has the ordering of Children, Maids and Servants, may do a great deal of Good in their Families, to the making or ...