Why does Dolly Parton wear long sleeves?

It’s become clear over the years that the Dolly Parton has an affinity for long sleeves and fingerless gloves.

Many have speculated that she might be covering up scars or tattoos. Others say it’s just a style preference.

In a 2017 Vanity Fair interview, Dolly confirmed that she did in fact have a few tattoos. Stating…

“I don’t really like to make a big to-do of [the tattoos] because people make such a big deal over every little thing…”

But in 2019, Dolly’s creative director Steve Summers told InStyle that the real reason had nothing to do with tattoos…

“[They ask] ‘what’s wrong with her hands?’ She’s 73, and she doesn’t like them! It’s a normal woman thing.”

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