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 where, in the Power of God dwell, and know that over all to keep you. And lose not the Power of God, which keeps down, tames and breaks all wild, unruly, rash and hasty Spirits, which will run without the Power; which Spirits reach not to the Seed and Witness of God in Men, and strike not through the Earthly, neither receive Wisdom to be ordered to the Glory of the Lord God. And there is Safety in the Power; and there is the Wisdom of the MOst-High felt, and the Power of the Endless ...