Quaker Man Dressed in Simplicity
300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Changing patterns of dress

By the 1850s many serious and devout Friends felt that too much attention was being paid to the details of dress rather than the deeper meaning of simplicity. In 1860 the testimony on plainness was replaced by advice to "be careful in deportment and attire". Quakers now have no dress code. Simplicity in the 20th century is still expressed in buildings, dress and lifestyle without ostentation. The advice is to "try to live simply".

Quaker Woman