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Plain dress

An Amish family.

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, Brethren, Hutterites, Mennonites, some Quakers, Muslims, as well as Plain Catholics.[1]

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Further reading

  • Weaver, Laura H (June 2002). "Plain Clothes Revisited: Empathy for Muslim Women". Mennonite Life ( 


  1. ^ Why Do They Dress That Way? Stephen Scott. Intercourse, PA: Good Books. (1997).

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