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, . . ."
FRIENDS, the Love of God is to you, the Springs are opening, and the Plants are refreshing with the living Waters. Now Friends, walk in the Truth as ye have received it; and wait in that which keeps you in the Yea and Nay, in the pure Communication, in the Good Manners.
Ye that turn from the Light, ye turn from Christ . . . and ye that walk in the Light, ye walk after Christ, and he is your Way. . . . And ye that turn from the Spirit, . . . and ye that get up into Presumption . . . ...