The Edwardian Age followed the Victoria Age, and was named for the charming and fun loving Prince Edward, who came to the throne in 1901. Linked with the French ‘Belle Epoque’ period, this time is often referred to as a romantic golden age of long, sunlit afternoons, garden parties, big hats and a time of elegance and beauty just prior to the Great War.
Whether the royal wedding was lavished with a traditional full length gown and court train embellished with cloche style lace headdress as seen in the 1936 Wedding of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, or with 10,000 pearls and a record 15 foot silk tulle train adorned by her mother’s diamond tiara as seen in the 1947 Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, wedding traditions have been embellished by lavish tiaras and trains, capes, shawls, stoles and mantillas over the ages.
As America has followed Europe, our taste in wedding attire has been influenced by the famous royal weddings of England, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Greece or Portugal - traditions that have constantly been set…and reset…according to one's personal sense of beauty.
View White Stole’s entire collection for size color ranges of Stoles, Stole Wraps, Vintage Stoles, Stole Capes and Shawls for purchase, or rental, on our website.