AMISH>Ontario, Canada that are known for their plain dress and limited use of modern devices such as automobiles and electricity. The Amish separate themselves from mainstream society for religious reasons: they do not join the military, they draw no Social Security, nor do they accept any form of financial assistance from the government, and many avoid insurance. Most speak a German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch (or Pennsylvania German) at home and in church services, and learn English in school. The Amish are divided into separate fellowships consisting of geographical districts or congregations. Each district is fully independent and has its own Ordnung, or set of unwritten rules. This article primarily discusses the conservative Old Order Amish fellowships that observe strict regulations on dress, behavior, and the use of technology. There are many New Order Amish and Beachy Amish groups that use electricity and automobiles, but still consider themselves Amish.
MENNONITES: The dress code has many reasons behind it. Like the hair covering the women have to wear. They have to wear this because of 1 Corinthians 2. This says that women who pray with their head uncovered dishonor their heads and god. They take a lot of scripture literally. Here are some other parts of dress that they have to follow. First of all there are two parts of the Mennonites and the way they dress. They are the conservative and the liberal. For instance, the band in the front of the hair covering showed how strict or liberal you were. If the band was wide you were more conservative. If it was smaller you were more liberal. If you wore black stockings you were more conservative. If you wore tan stockings you were more liberal, and if you wore stockings without seams in them you were very liberal. If girls part their hair in the middle you were more conservative, and if you parted it on the side you were more liberal. Now for the men. They wore what were called plain suits. They had no lapels and had buttons all the way down the middle of the jacket. Then if you wanted to wear a tie you could wear a bow tie, but no long tie. That was too worldly. They wore no jewelry and no makeup also.
A lot of time relationships in Mennonite families are more caring and at the same time reserved. The parents are very calm, passive, and there is no voice raising. They are not very affectionate though. There is no I love you, hugging, kissing, etc.