There are two posts on Orbis Catholicus, one in which John Sonnen typically calls for the restoration of the Vincentian's traditional habit.
I have to say just seeing pictures of that distinctive habit brought back one of my earliest childhood memories, and most probably first contacts with the Church.
I have a small scar on my chin, were when I was two or three I fell over and cut my chin open. I was taken to casualty for a few stitches, I remember seeing two nurses dressed in this extraordinary headgear and asking my mother why they were dressed like that, and being told they were nuns. I remember wanting to be treated by them, I wasn't, but I do remember being smiled at by one of them.
In the other post he compares and contrasts the smiling black sister in the white habit with those around her.
I know it irritates one or two people, but let's repeat it, habits (& cassocks) attract vocations,
- they act as a sign of contradiction and challenge to the World,
I am sure there are lots of other good reasons for wearing both, help me to add to this list.