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, . . ."
. . . IF any Brother or Sister hear any Report of any Brother or Sister, let him or her go to the Party, and know the Truth of the Report; and if true, let the thing be Judged: If false, go then to the Reporter, and let him or her be Judged. And if any should report it at a second or third hand, without going to the Party, of whom the Report goes, let such be brought to Judgment: For thou shalt neither raise nor suffer a false Report to lie upon my People, saith the Lord; for they are to be Holy, as ...