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 Friends every whree, in the living Spirit, and living Power, and in the heavenly Light dwell, and quench not the motions of it in your selves, nor the Movings of it in others . . . be obedient to the Power of the Lord, and his Spirit, and his Spiritual Weapons; War with that Philistian that would stop up your Wells and Springs. Jacob's Well was in the Mountain (read that within) . . . and the Belief in the Power keeps the Springs open, and none . . . to quench the Spirit; so that all may be kept ...