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, . . ."
(For Friends in the Ministry . . . in Virginia, Maryland, Barbadoes, and other Plantations beyond the sea)
AND so, be Valiant for the Truth upon the Earth, abhorring all Uncleanness and Unrighteousness, flying all youthful Ways and fond Affections below, being kept above them; shewing the new Life, to them that be in the Old, and a New Conversation to them that be in the Vain, and Gentleness to all the Perverse, and Straightness to all the Crooked, and Plainness to all the Rough, and ...