Dolly Parton stuns in red, white and blue suit to wish Americans 'happy and safe' 4th of July
The 75-year-old songstress shared a photo of herself donning the patriotic ensemble as she posed against the background of a large US flag
The '9 to 5' hitmaker wore a full face of glam makeup as she held onto an old-fashioned microphone on a stand. Her blonde hair was styled in her signature bouffant and her nail color matched the glossy red of her lipstick. "Have a happy and safe #4thofjuly" Parton wrote in the caption, adding a red heart emoji.
The 'Jolene' singer had grabbed headlines back in May when she revealed she doesn't wear sweats at home and likes to keep her makeup on at night in case there is an emergency. She spilled the beans while discussing her home makeup and fashion regimen in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Parton said that instead of sweats, she wears "house clothes" including "a little dress-type teddy, a long teddy, then I have a little jacket or shirt to match if I get cold." She added, "I call them my baby clothes because they're soft like a baby." Speaking of wearing makeup at night, Parton said, "I never know if there's going to be an earthquake or a tornado or a storm and I'm going to have to go out in the middle of the night!" She added, "I don't like to go home and just tear down completely because my poor husband has to look at me... And in the morning when I get up, I start all over again, put on my makeup, and then touch it up through the day."
That same month, at a star-studded mental health summit in UCLA, special guest Parton joked that 'Botox' was her secret to always looking happy. "I'm often told I look so happy, but to be honest... that's the Botox," Parton laughed. "Well not all of it, but some of it anyway!" She quickly followed it up with her message on mental health care. "But seriously, we all experience moments of anxiety or depression at one time or another," Dolly candidly said. "I believe it's how we handle those moments that ultimately define us." Following her message, the Grammy winner pulled out her acoustic guitar and performed her song 'Light of a Clear Blue Morning.'
Parton isn't shy when it comes to discussing the cosmetic surgery she's undergone over the years. "Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I've already had, my face pretty much maintains itself. I don't want to look too artificial," she once declared.
In a recent CBS Sunday Morning interview, Parton said, "It is true that I look artificial, but I believe that I'm totally real. My look is really based on a country girl's idea of glam. I wasn't naturally pretty, so I make the most of anything I've got." After co-host Tony Dokoupil protested, she clarified, "I'm telling you, I'm not. You should have seen me this morning before I got ready to see you. I'm serious, though. I'm not a natural beauty, but I can enhance it. Whatever it takes, I do. I try to make the most of everything." Parton has been married to businessman Carl Thomas Dean since 1966.