A dupatta & stole is traditional Indian scarf that is long. It is primarily draped over both shoulders to cover the bosom and the head. However, with changing fashion trends, the dupatta is draped over one shoulder like a stole. A graduation or academic stole is a decorative vestment worn by students who are members of various organizations for the purpose of denoting outstanding achievements in academics. Stoles may also be used to indicate membership in a professional organization.