During her 75 years on earth, Dolly Parton has shown us to be an angel-voiced multi-instrumentalist and the patron saint of sparkles. As we honour this philanthropist, performer, author, actress and all-around gem of a human being, let’s reflect on what we can learn from Dolly’s divine style.
While we might not be working in an office at the moment there’s no denying the timeless appeal of a great suit, an idea captured here perfectly by Dolly revelling in the success of her hit song, “9-5”.
Tip: Break up the monotony of a suiting look with combinations of stripes, polka dots and other patterns.
Sure, shindigs seem like a distant memory right now, but we can always dream of when we’ll dance together again. Take an inspo cue from Dolly’s closet stuffed with mega-bedecked dresses meant for happier times.
Tip: If you find a dress that doesn’t have the exact silhouette you want but possesses other redeeming qualities, take it to a local tailor for a tune-up.
Maybe the only head-to-toe dressing you’ve dabbled in is #allblackeverything, but wouldn’t it be thrilling to go full-tilt with an outfit that plays with multiple shades of red, blue or pink? Do as Dolly does and try matching your makeup, too.
Tip: Wearing pieces in a monochromatic scheme is most effective when you play with proportion and shape; layering also adds oomph.