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, . . ."
ALL my Dear Friends, Keep up your Heads above the Waters and the Sea, in which there is a Tempest. . . . mind the Power of God and the Light of Jesus. . . . And dwell in Patience and Love to God and one towards another; for the Lamb must have the Victory over them all, the Wild Beasts in the Field or Wilderness, who are in the Fall from God. And tho' these Beasts Horns be never so long, yet the Lamb shall conquer them, who gets the Victory, and overcomes, and takes away the Sin. And the Lamb hath Wisdom, the Lamb ...