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, . . ."
DEAR Friends, With my Love to you in the holy Peaceable Truth, that never changes, nor admits of no Evil, but makes all free that receive it, and that walk in it, and is over all the Clouds without Rain, and Wells without Water, and Trees without Fruit: And from the Truth floweth Justice, Equity, Righteousness and Godliness, Mercy and Tenderness, that brings a Man's Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit to the Infinite and Incomprehensible God, and from it a Love flows to all the Universal Creation, and would have ...