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, All ye that have know the Way of Truth, and tasted of the Power of the same, and now turn back into the World's Fashions and Customs, ye stop them that are coming out of the World, ye make them to stumble at the Truth, ye make them to question the Way of the Lord, which is out of the Way of the World, and its Ways; and ye grieve the Righteous, and sadden the Hearts of the Upright and Simple. Ye had better, ye had never known the Way of Light, Life and Power, . . . and a hard thing it will be for any of you ...