LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 08: Dolly Parton attends MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Why is Dolly Parton’s hair so big? After five decades in the music industry, we’re sure it’s full of secrets. With her singular bodacious blonde bouffant, rhinestones, crystals, and fringe galore, Parton’s inimitable glamorous country twang inevitably adds an extra dose of zest to each and every ensemble. After giving us some of the greatest love songs of all time, including And I Will Always Love You, starring in films like Steel Magnolias and 9 to 5, and donating about $1 million to coronavirus research, we have a lot to thank her for.

Filled with an exorbitant amount of razzle dazzle, shimmer and shine, beehives and bouffants, Dolly Parton’s stage style continues to go unmatched. In honor of the superstar’s 76th birthday, GRAZIA revisits the country legend’s best looks.

 

1965

NASHVILLE – 1965: Country singer Dolly Parton poses for a portrait in 1965 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

1970s

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1976

UNITED KINGDOM: American singer, songwriter and actress Dolly Parton, performs with a guitar, 1976. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

1977

Dolly Parton at the Mill Run Theater in Niles, Illinois, August 29, 1977. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

1977

Dolly Parton 1977 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

1978

LOS ANGELES – 1978: Country singer Dolly Parton poses for a portrait session in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

1978

LOS ANGELES – 1978: Country singer Dolly Parton poses for a portrait session in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

1978

Musician Dolly Parton attends the Fifth Annual American Music Awards on January 16, 1978 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

1980

Musician Dolly Parton attends the ‘Nine to Five’ New York City Premiere on December 14, 1980 at Sutton Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

1986

Dolly Parton performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, March 30, 1986. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

1987

Dolly Parton on ‘Dolly’ in 1987. (Photo by Jerry Fitzgerald/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

1989

Musician Dolly Parton attends the ‘Steel Magnolias’ New York City Premiere on November 5, 1989 at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

1988

Musician Dolly Parton attends Sandy Gallin’s Holiday Party on December 18, 1988 at the Home of Sandy Gallin in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

1990

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: Musical guest Dolly Parton performs on December 14, 1990 — (Photo by: Paul DrinkwaterNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

1994

Musician Dolly Parton attends the Fall 1994 Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Fashion Show on April 13, 1994 at Bryant Park in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

2002

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Episode 2318 — Pictured: Singer Dolly Parton performs on August 8, 2002 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

2004

NEW YORK – MAY 5: Singer Dolly Parton poses backstage during the MTV Networks UpFront at the MSG – The Paramount Theater May 05, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

2005

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 15: Dolly Parton performs at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Madison Square Garden November 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

2006

HOLLYWOOD – MARCH 05: Singer/actress Dolly Parton arrives at the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

2006

HOLLYWOOD – OCTOBER 26: Singer Dolly Parton performs at the Country Music Television’s CMT Giants honoring Reba McEntire at the Kodak Theatre on October 26, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

2018

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0972 — Pictured: Singer Dolly Parton during an interview on November 30, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

2019

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton (L) and Miley Cyrus perform during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

2021

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 24: Dolly Parton performs at the 2021 Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Concert at CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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