Plain dress

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