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, . . ."
MY Dear Friends, Be not carried away by good Word and fair Speeches, nor the Affectionate part, which is taken with them; but every one have hold of the Truth in your selves, and the Life, and Light and Power of the Most-High, by which ye may be staied upon Christ, your Bread of Life, he is the Staff of your Heavenly and Eternal Life; Bread is the Staff of Life. Now Friends, who have denied the World's Songs and Singing; sing ye in the Spirit, and with Grace, making Melody in your Hearts to the Lord. And ...