Plain dress


Plain dress

Plain dress is a religious practice in which people dress in clothes of traditional modest design, sturdy fabric, and conservative cut. It is used to show humility and to preserve communal separateness from the rest of the world. It is practiced by some Amish, Apostolics Fact|date=April 2008, Brethren, Hutterites, Mennonites, and Quakers, among others. ["Why Do They Dress That Way?" Stephen Scott. Intercourse, PA: Good Books. (1997).] Hasidic and Haredi Jews also dress plain, particularly Rabbis.

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*cite article|first=Laura H|last=Weaver|title=Plain Clothes Revisited: Empathy for Muslim Women|url=http://www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/2002june/weaver.php|work=Mennonite Life|publisher=Bethel College|location=North Newton, Kansas|date=June 2002|accessdate=2008-02-23


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