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Dolly Parton, 78, Draws Mixed Reactions After Showing off Legs in High-Slitted ‘Zebra’ Outfit

Dolly Parton continues to defy age with her bold fashion choices, as seen in her recent Instagram post donning a thigh-high slit ensemble that sent waves of excitement through social media.

Country superstar Dolly Parton recently set the internet abuzz with a gorgeous social media post. The timeless singer-songwriter posed confidently in a black and white outfit that paid homage to the wild patterns of a zebra.

The snug ensemble featured a deep v-neck and a thigh-high slit, showing a glimpse of her still-slim legs. She completed her outfit with knee-high boots marching to the same zebra print and big hoop earrings.

Her post attracted a myriad of reactions from fans and social media users, who shared their thoughts in the comments section of the post. “Doesn’t look like something Dolly would wear,” one person highlighted“Zebra outfit, headed for Africa?” another asked.

“Smoking outfit!! You look amazing,” one praised Parton “Fabulous, but what’s with left knee [sic]?” another agreed“You look awesome! Wild outfit!!” a third wrote. Other comments also described the singer as “Pretty,” “Unique,” and a “national treasure.”

Parton has always been unapologetic about her style, which began with her childhood admiration for the “town tramp” of her hometown. According to the singer, the woman’s boldness and beauty left a lasting impression on young Parton, who saw in her a model of the allure she wished to embody.

Dolly Parton, circa 1992, in Lake Tahoe, California | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton, circa 1992, in Lake Tahoe, California | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the

Dolly Parton during the “Joyful Noise” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on January 9, 2012, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

“I thought she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen,” Parton revealed, recalling the woman’s blonde hair, bold red lips, and fingernails. She also donned a tight skirt and high heels.

Dolly Parton during MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Even before fame allowed her the luxury of choice, Parton admitted to being “a little bit flamboyant” and was drawn to tight clothes and colors that stood out. Her style evolved as she did, becoming a reflection of her personality: Vivacious, colorful, and always uniquely Dolly.

Dolly Parton at "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton at “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Understanding her body type has always been Parton’s strength. Standing at a petite stature and sporting a curvy frame, she has mastered the art of selecting pieces that accentuate her positives.

“I try to accent my positive things – and try to stay away from the negative ones,” she once shared. This philosophy has guided her through decades of changing fashion trends, allowing her to remain true to her distinctive look.

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

She also doesn’t follow trends but carves her path, both in fashion and her career. The artist revealed that she had no time to follow the hot fashion and instead channeled her time and energy into her career, which was also a form of creative expression.

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Dolly Parton during the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023, in Arlington, Texas | Source: Getty Images

Now, in her senior years, Parton is as stunning as ever, with a figure that allows her to don various styles with elegance and poise. Dolly Parton previously performed at the NFL Halftime Show in Arlington, Texas, and received praise from fans. Dressed in white mini shorts, a blue cropped top, and a white vest, she defied her age yet again.

“She’s 77. Performing in shorts and crop top. Singing LIVE. WHAT A LEGEND!!!” one person noted“Hands-down the most well-preserved 77yr-old I’ve ever seen [sic],” another claimed“Dolly is simply the best there is,” a third added.