I know there’s no official width for stoles (is there?) but I’m seeing photos out there on social networking sites that concern me: mostly of petite female clergy wearing stoles that are WAY too wide for them that look ill-fitting and worse, makes these gals look as though they’re playing dress-up in Rev. Mommy’s vestments.
Please, reverend sisters and brothers, even if someone makes a gift of a stole for you, have it fitted to your proportions. Your stole should fit your frame — remember that the stole represents the yoke of ministry and not the goal posts on a football field.
Your stole should not obliterate your shoulders and most of your chest. Get that sucker tailored. Shape it around your neck, have it trimmed, do what you need to do. Please. And pass this advice along. PeaceBang is Concerned.