19 Of Dolly Parton’s Most Fanciful Sleeves

Behold the trademark feature of the legendary country singer. Her sleeves.

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Dolly Parton has a genius sense of personal style. From her giant hair (the higher the hair, the closer to god) and embellished Western accents, Dolly has a signature look down. A look that always involves the most important and marvelous sleeves you’ve ever seen.

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1. There are these sheer, scalloped sleeves peeking out from a cutoff denim jacket. Double-sleeved goodness!

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2. And these accordion pleated blue beauties on a flamingo-print dress.

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I want to live in this look, get married, pregnant, and buried in it. Dolly 4 lyfe.

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3. These plaid sleeves are a nod to Dolly’s humble country roots.

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4. And the sweet buttercup yellow and flouncy sleeves of this tunic makes Dolly look angelic.

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Because she is an angel, sent to us from above to rid the world of the modest and boring.

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5. The cuffed acid-wash sleeves of this denim jacket are so unapologetically ’80s.

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6. And so are these, which alone probably weigh more than Dolly herself, but I’m sure it was worth it.

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As were those giant red talons of hers.

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7. And this stole acts as a glamorous extension of the dress’s actual sleeves.

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8. The only thing better than billowing chiffon sleeves are rainbow-colored billowing chiffon sleeves.

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9. These are like the mullet of the sleeve world. Business at the top, party at the bottom.

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Mullets are something I have to imagine Dolly would endorse.

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10. And the magic of these lie in their almost aggressive femininity.

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11. And these sleeves are stunning in leopard print, but I have to admit this was mostly an excuse to post this picture.

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Role models.

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12. The beaded baby-blue sleeves of this dress do their job of beautifully framing Dolly’s assets.

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13. And these — I can’t find words enough to describe their magnificence.

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They render me speechless.

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14. These sleeves are what a Disney princess would wear if Dolly dressed her.

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But even Cinderella couldn’t pull it off quite as well.

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15. And another pair of highly embellished sleeves that almost mimic the pale pink of Dolly’s skin tone and the bright blue of her eyes.

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Not to mention the haughty points of her shoulder pads.

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16. Here Dolly tries out a shrunken, lacy sleeve, and regardless of the small size, the sleeve is still the focal point.

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And if you’re not wearing bright pink eyeshadow covering your entire eye area, you’re doing beauty wrong.

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17. This is a more modern-day version of a Dolly sleeve including fishnet and fringe, two things with which you cannot go wrong.

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18. And even though the message of this tee is bold, the sleeves won’t be overshadowed.

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19. Congratulations, Dolly, on having the best sleeve game in the entire world! Reign with an iron fist accessorized with a frilly, sparkly, flowing sleeve!

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And if you don’t like Dolly’s sleeves, she doesn’t really care.

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