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Women's Religiously Observant Plain Dress

About

  • Plain Dress
  • Modest Dress
  • Plain Modern

Advice

  • Purchasing Custom-made Plain and Modest Dress Online
  • Fabrics for Home-sewn Plain and Modest Dresses
  • Foundation Garments for Plain and Modest Dress

Thoughts, Questions

  • Ask Ibbie: questions answered about plain dress and Quaker spirituality
  • Reasons Women Give for Going Plain
  • Plain Dress as Visual Koan
  • Plain Weird: In Defense of Quaker Plain Dress
  • Objections to Plain Dress Addressed by Charles G. Finney, circa 1852 to 1866.

Quaker Plain Dress

Plain dress among Quakers

  • Testimonies from plain dressing Friends
  • Historical Background of Quaker Women's Plain Dress (with some examples)
  • Historical References to Quaker Plain Dress for Those Who Mistakenly Believe Quakers Never Historically Wore Plain Dress
  • Photos of Some Plain Dressing Quakers from the Early 20th Century.

My Life as a Plain Quaker

  • Going Plain
  • To Cover or Not to Cover
  • My Path to Plain Dress
  • Evolution of My Plain Dress Attire
  • My Response to Things People Have Said to Me Opposing Plain Dress

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, . . ."
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Epistle 292
1672

"Feel that which makes free"

(To Friends in New England, Virginia and Barbadoes)

DEAR Friends, Be faithful in the Power of the Lord God, in what you know, and then the Lord will preserve you; that you may answer the Witness of God in every Man, whether they are the Heathen, that do not profess Christ, or whether they are such as do profess Christ, that have the Form of Godliness, and be out of the Power. And keep your Meetings, you that know the Power of the Lord, and feel it, that in it you may have ...

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Quaker Jane's
Recommended Reading


Why Do They Dress That Way?

The guide to the practice of plain dress in the United States.


The Quaker: A Study in Costume

Amelia Gummere's classic study of the history of Quaker plain dress, first published around 1900.

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