8 responses to Hutterite Clothing
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    Comment on Hutterite Clothing (February 24th, 2015 at 08:42)

    Hutterite Clothing

    Am I correct in thinking that there is still a very East European influence in the clothing style? There are some similarities to what I would call the old Russian Mennonite clothing, that which might be worn by the more conservative Mennonites in Mexico. But in all plain dress styles, whether Amish, Mennonite or Hutterite, the main concern is modest and uniform dress which is influenced by the cultures out of which we came many years ago.

    • yes, your observation of an eastern european style to hutterite clothing is correct

      yes, your observation of an eastern european style to hutterite clothing is correct.

      the hutterite path moved from germanic central europe toward eastern europe. the hutterites were living in western Russia by the time they picked up and moved to north america en masse.

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    Comment on closures? (February 24th, 2015 at 10:42)


    I was trying to see in the pictures, but it looks like the closures on the clothing (particularly men) are more “English”, with a button and fly versus the “barn door” buttons on Amish pants. Also, are the dresses/blouses pinned as some Amish do, or are buttons used?

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      Comment on Hutterite Clothing (February 24th, 2015 at 12:39)

      No, Hutterite dresses are not pinned, snaps or buttons are used.

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on What is modest? (February 24th, 2015 at 11:03)

    What is modest?

    They use the term ‘modest’ to mean that the clothing covers the persons body more. Some might say the colors they use on the cloth are not modest compared to the Amish dark clothing.

    >>>In regards to how Hutterite dress compares to that of the Amish, I’d say, they both dress modestly, but Hutterite women tend to wear darker coloured dresses.<<<

    I think they meant to say "but Amish women tend to wear darker coloured dresses." At least the Amish women I have met wear dark clothing.

    Tom Geist

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      Comment on Hutterite Clothing (March 8th, 2015 at 15:20)

      Tom Geist.. most of the Amish women I see are wearing bright colors in Geauga Co.. Usually a light blue, purple, pink, and aqua are very common colors around here.. The much older ladies do tend to wear black though I’ve seen them in the bright colors as well on occasion.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Jumpers? (February 24th, 2015 at 23:37)


    You might call them sleeveless dresses with a blouse underneath. To me, they’re JUMPERS (which are worn with blouses or other “tops” underneath.) Yes? No?

    In grade school, our uniform consisted of a navy blue jumper with a white blouse underneath.

    I still have, and wear, jumpers.

    The patterned & plaid colorful fabrics are quite striking for a “plain” community. They’re certainly distinctive & cheerful-looking!

    And men can wear full beards (with moustache)? Or does it differ with various groups?

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      Comment on Hutterite Clothing (February 25th, 2015 at 15:37)

      Yes, Alice, I suppose you could call that type of dress, jumper. For us,though, they’re simply a dress, just like the two-piece style, with a top and separate skirt, is also known as dress.
      Yes, many men wear full beards.

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