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Our family personally appreciates the modern Mennonite style of dress which is plain but still very feminine for women: Here is a picture of me last Sabbath dressed for church (the covering you see was made by some of our Amish friends from a local New Order community near us and the dress was made by Amy Ringger who makes plain and modest dresses – see links below these pictures to visit her website): Here are some links for those of you who may be interested in plain and modest dress: finally, the article about the Adventist Reform Dress is below. – Celina Richards Seventh-day Adventists and the Reform Dress by D. “My sisters, there is need of a dress reform among us.

-by Celina Richards I thought that the following article, by D. Robinson, would be of much help to our Christian sisters who are seeking to “adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” 1 Timothy 2:9, 10.

This article discusses the history of Seventh-day Adventists and the God-given light regarding the reform dress.

Notice the following quote: “It would be pleasing to God if there was greater uniformity in dress among Christians.

The style of dress formerly adopted by the Friends (Quakers) is commendable.

Dress Reform Gained Favor There was a steady increase year by year in the number of women who changed to the new style. Miller had initiated the reform, an annual meeting of the Dress Reform Convention was held in Rochester, New York. Austin stated that she invariably included as a part of the prescription to her patients, the words “Adopt the American Costume,” and she claimed credit for having thus influenced at least a thousand women to follow her advice. This was the best we could do, and we did this little gladly. In this letter Adoniram Judson had appealed, from his mission in Burma, to the ladies of the home churches, because of the difficulties and embarrassments created when the Christian natives of Burma, having discarded their ornaments, would see similar decorations worn by the wives and daughters of those who came to his field as missionaries. White wrote: “I saw that some professed Sabbathkeepers spend hours that are worse than thrown away, in studying this or that fashion to decorate the poor, mortal body. I saw that the outside appearance is an index to the heart. She deplored the ultra-long dress, and recommended one short enough so that it would always clear the ground. We shall imitate or follow no fashion we have ever yet seen.

As to its general adoption, she said further: “No reform, so truly conservative as this, ever made more progress, during the first years of its existence, than this has done. On May 27, 1856, at a conference of believers in Battle Creek, Michigan, a very solemn message was given for the church through the Spirit of Prophecy, deploring the “conformity of some professed Sabbathkeepers to the world.” It was pointed out that these “have a disposition to dress and act as much like the world as possible and yet go to heaven.”–Testimonies for the Church, vol. While you make yourselves appear like the world, and as beautiful as you can, remember that the same body may in a few days be food for worms. When the exterior is hung with ribbons, collars, and needless things, it plainly shows that the love for all this is in the heart; unless such persons are cleansed from their corruption, they can never see God, for only the pure in heart will see Him.”–Ibid, pp. Thus for a time were set forth general principles that should govern the Christian who seeks to follow the injunction of the apostle against the “love of the world.” The first word of opposition found in our denominational literature against a specific style of dress is in the Review and Herald of August 5, 1858, where Elder J. If so, let them be recommended to the church generally.”–Review and Herald, August 5, 1858. And she was praying that God’s people might find the proper medium position in these things. We shall institute a fashion which will be both economical and healthful.”–Letter 1a, 1864 (italics supplied).

The fact that many Spiritualists had adopted the Bloomer, or “American Costume,” and wore it at their meetings gave it an unsavory reputation in the eyes of many sincere Christians. “Spiritualists have, to quite an extent, adopted this singular mode of dress. “Should not the people of God, who are His peculiar treasure, seek even in their dress to glorify God? It cleared the filth of the street and sidewalk a few inches under all circumstances, such as ascending and descending steps, etc.”–Review and Herald, October 8, 1867. After a time she wore it in all places at all times.