Seventh-day Adventists advocate neatness and simplicity in dress in harmony with good taste, and the avoidance of fashions that are detrimental to health. These principles have been summarized by Ellen White as follows: “I beg of our people to walk carefully and circumspectly before God. Follow the customs in dress so far as they conform to health principles. Let our sisters dress plainly, as many do, having the dress of good, durable material, appropriate for this age, and let not the dress question fill the mind. Our sisters should dress with simplicity. They should clothe themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety. Give to the world a living illustration of the inward adorning of the grace of God” (CG 414). Since early in their history Seventh-day Adventists have...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.