A stole is basically a form of woman’s shawl mostly meant for formal or occasion wear. They are usually made of an expensive fabric and worn over a gown or a party outfit. Nowadays, stoles also form a part of a woman’s everyday casual wear. In India, they are also paired with a kurta or kurti or even a salwar-kameez. The word ‘Stole’ derives via the Latin word Stola, from the Greek word meaning a “garment”. It was basically a large piece of rectangular cloth or shawl draped around the body which covered a single shoulder or both the shoulders for men. It was also used as a cloak or a head covering and was fastened at the waist by a waistband, in case of women it is pinned over the shoulders with a fibulae or pins.The stole is narrower than a shawl and not as lengthy as the same. It is usually made of lighter materials such as cotton, silk, chiffon or Georgette and for special occasions heavier materials such as brocade and fur are used. They usually have beautiful and intricate embroidery, graphic prints, and at time embellishments too.
Such sophisticated and modish variety of stoles can be viewed at the online store of FleAffair wherein you can select from a range of materials like Tussar silk, Mulberry Silk, and Georgette etc.; and works like Kantha stole in block print, Phulkari work, patchwork or irreversible kantha work and digitally printed stoles.