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, . . ."
. . . ALL People that are gone from the Witness of God, in their own particulars, they are all weak and feeble, and staggering. All Mens and Womens Strength is in the Power of God, which goes over the Power of Darkness. So, feel all this in you, to carry you through all, and over all, and in it Preach and Work for God . . . and hearken to it in one another, and by it feel the Seed raised up in one another, which is Heir of the Power; that ye may know each your Portion.
For all People, that ...