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, . . ."
THEREFORE take heed of the World's Vanity, and trust not in uncertain Riches, neither covet the Riches of this World, but Seek the Kingdom of God, and the Righteousness thereof, and all other things will follow; and let your Minds be above the costly and vain Fashions of Attire, but mind the hidden Man of the Heart, which is a meek and a quiet Spirit, which is of great Price with the Lord And keep to Justice and Truth in all your Dealings and Tradings, at a Word, and to the form of sound Words, ...