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 and Lambs, Put on the Armour of Light, and the Shield of Truth, and the Breast-Plate of Righteousness, that ye may stand in Battle against all the Philistians and the Enemies of God, being led and guided with the Spirit up to God, the Father of Spirits; that what ye do beget, may be to him, and into his Image, and that which ye do present, it may be perfect: And so, Mind this. Sow not sparingly, for the Lord hath a Seed that-aways: So the Lord ...