To Dolly-ize. That is the primary objective of each single outfit, coiffure, and make-up look Dolly Parton has worn prior to now 60-something years (that is a helluva lot of appears to be like). When she will get her fingers on a magnificence development, she makes some extent to infuse her “gaudy, flamboyant, enjoyable” character into it — therefore, Dolly-ize. That is how she’s maintained a model of her signature sky-high, bleach-blonde hair, plump, pink lips, and miles-long acrylic nails all through her profession, all whereas nonetheless maintaining it trendy, irrespective of which decade she’s in. It is a look that’s so distinctly Dolly that nobody else may even try and emulate it as a result of they in all probability haven’t got the identical self-effacing humorousness, Southern aptitude, and larger-than-life expertise.
Sarcastically, Parton’s authenticity lies in all of the pretend stuff she wears. Simply ask her your self: “I’ve bought little, brief, stubby fingers, so in fact I will have lengthy nails. I am brief, so I put on excessive heels. And my hair do not do what I need it to, so I put on wigs,” she beforehand joked to Attract. “I is perhaps synthetic, however I am actual the place it counts — proper right here in my coronary heart.”
The evolution of Parton’s magnificence look is the proper illustration of how she’s remained the identical at her core regardless of experimenting a lot with hair and make-up. Beneath, the icon walks us by way of 10 of her finest magnificence moments from the 1960s to at the moment.