This group is the most difficult to categorize. Women who fall into this category choose their clothes for their simplicity, classic style and ease of wear. While they still seek to express their religious convictions through what they wear, they also are much more likely to choose to blend in with the dominant fashion styles. Skirts and jumpers are popular, and trousers for women tend to be perfectly acceptable. Least likely of my religiously observant dress designations to choose to cover, women in this group are most likely to have shorter hair styles, as shorter can be simple and easy to care for. Makeup is often avoided as a statement on simplicity, but jewelry is common, particularly earrings. Actual plainness (solid colors, simple print, limited-palette wardrobes) is a hallmark of the plain-modern look. There are neither anachronisms nor symbolically and there are no traditionally important items.
Some plain modern resources:
"The Power of God is the Cross of Christ"
THEREFORE all Friends, Keep in the Power, and know the Power of God in one another, and the Life, that stands in God; that out of all Dryness and Barrenness ye may be brought, and kept in the Living and Eternal spirit and Power. And so, the God of Glory keep you from the Evil, that is in the World, . . . And when that ye are Met together in the Light, hearken to it, that ye may feel the Power of God in every one of you. So here comes your Ear to be opened to hear the Counsel of the Lord God; and here the ...
I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.