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, . . ."
FRIENDS, You who now come to suffer by a Land-Flood, keep on the Rock, for there is Safety, though a Storm be in the Sea, and the Flood be great, and the Winds great, and the Way rough and crooked, the Seed Christ can make all plain. And so think not the Winter and Cold Weather, nor the Night long; for the Lillies do grow, and the Gardens do give a good smell; and there is a difference between the Carnal Mind and the Spiritual, and the meetings of Adam in the Fall, and them that be gathered into Christ the ...