Leave it to Dolly Parton to always dress for the occasion.
The country music legend — who famously donated $1 million to help fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine — finally “[got] a dose of her own medicine” on Tuesday, clad in a sparkly blue long-sleeved top with perfectly placed upper-arm cutouts that negated the need for her to roll up her sleeves.
“Dolly with the perfect vaccine outfit!” one Twitter user exclaimed, while another wrote, “Leave it to Our Lady Dolly to finally find some purpose for those cold-shoulder sweaters.”
“Dolly Parton getting the vaccine she helped fund AND wearing a top that she doesn’t have to adjust so they can give her the shot is absolutely iconic,” a third chimed in.
Ladies it is time to bring back the cutout shoulder top. Let’s wear them to our vaccine appointments à la Dolly. https://t.co/i7PgyCkcFO— Tania Karas (@taniakaras) March 2, 2021
Yet another fan suggested that Parton, 75, add similar jab-friendly tops to her merch store, asking, “Where can I buy a Dolly-branded shot shirt???”
While the “9 to 5” singer has never explicitly shared why she always wears long sleeves, her predilection for covering her arms has led some to speculate that she might be secretly covered in tattoos.
“I do have some tattoos, that’s true,” Parton told People in 2020. “But they’re tasteful … My tattoos are pretty, they’re artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement.
While getting inoculated, the superstar even put a special spin on her hit “Jolene,” singing, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
Added Parton, “I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.”