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, . . ."
AND so all be diligent, ye Believers in the Light, as Christ hath taught you; look up and down, in the Light you will see where the lost Sheep are, and such as have been driven away, you will spie them out, out of the Woods, or Brambles, or Pits, where there is no Water, where they are ready to be Famish'd, where they are tied with Thorns and Briars, and so with the Light you will see . . . for whatsoever makes manifest is Light . . . but do you never give over seeking, for the Light shines ...