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- n. The traditional garment of women in Ancient Rome, corresponding to the toga worn by men.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long garment, descending to the ankles, worn by Roman women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ample outer tunic or dress worn by Roman women over the under-tunic or chemise: it fell as low as the ankles or feet, and was gathered in around the waist by a girdle.
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The stola was a loose garment, gathered in and girdled at the waist with a deep flounce extending to the feet.
After the second century BC, besides tunics, women wore very simple clothes called stola, after the fashions of their Greek contemporaries.
In Latin "stola" designated the distinctive dress of the matron, and it seems to be used with a suggestion of effeminacy.
Accordingly, the separate stola latior developed in order to compensate for this, thereby continuing the tradition of this sash-like vestment at particular times of the liturgy.
This is the origin of what we have come know as the "broad stole" or stola latior.
The following further images of the more ample form of chasuble rolled up, as well as further folded into stola form were found in issue no. 4, 1948, of L'Art d'Eglise (which at the time seems to have been named L'Artisan et les Arts Liturgiques).
Just as the form of the folding of the chasuble changed from the sides to before the breast because of the newer forms, so too did the folding of it yet again into stola form likewise become an issue.
What I am speaking of is the planeta plicata and stola latior, or, the folded chasuble and broad stole.
Her garments are the basic chiton, peplos or stola.
She adjusted her silken stola as Eleazar was shown into her chambers.