A stole is a vestment worn by various holders of certain of offices. In the series, it has been shown as primarily a symbol of offices held by women, such as the Amyrlin Seat, the Panarch of Tarabon and the Queen of Andor. The Keeper of the Chronicles also wears a stole as a trapping of her office.
Typically the stole is a wide, flat strip of silk, worn over a dress, hanging from the behind the wearer's neck to trail down the front of her torso. Thus far, all of the stoles mentioned have been worn by women.