INSPIRATION / / Dolly Frickin' Parton

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When I think of the women I idolise, many names spring to mind.

Sure, Michelle Obama and Oprah are woke AF, and Hilary C is a total Kween. HOWEVER, if you asked me who my ultimate female icon was, I’d have a very quick answer for you…

Dolly FRICKIN’ Parton.

She is everything I love - glitter, rhinestones and colourful wonder -  all wrapped up into one blonde, big boobed lady. Also her middle name is Rebecca - so we’re kind of the same person, right?

Anyway, I wanted to take this opportunity to make a special tribute to Dolly, while also going through some of her greatest style moments of all time - and wow, have there been many.

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Whether it’s pink, yellow, sparkles or tartan - my babe Dolly has never been dull! So, without further adieu, let’s dive on in with the best looks ever.  

10. SO.MUCH.PINK

Okay, I’m actually a little overwhelmed by this look, because it’s so amazing. Whoever said that you can’t wear head-to-toe sequins was a fucking liar.

9: Rhinestones EVERYWHERE.

Sorry, this look is almost bringing me to tears. Such a classic, iconic Dolly ensemble. And I’m done. Goodbye. Thank you.

8: Somewhere over the rainbow.

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Not only is Dolly a female icon, she’d somewhat of an icon among the fabulous LGBTQ+ community, which is why this rainbow dress is so important. Represent lady.

7: Casual.

The true sign of a style icon is having the ability to be casual, and Dolly has nailed it here. So chillaxed in her jeans and her sweater. Just like a normal human. Only she’s absolutely not normal - she’s the most extra.

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7. Red perfection.

I’m getting married in the dress.

Oh, and you can bury me in it too, thanks.

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6. Jeans, but make it fashion.

Sorry, but can we talk about these jeans for a second?

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Why do they have slits? Because Dolly Parton.

Why are the covered in glitter? Because Dolly PARTON.

Why do I wish I owned a pair? DOLLY FRICKIN’ PARTON.

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5. Mellow Yellow.

Okay yellow is not a colour many people can pull off. And to be honest, I can’t even decide if Dolly can all the time. However, THIS look is everything to me. She shines brighter than the sun.

4: Canadian Tuxedo.

No, Justin and Britney did NOT make denim-on-denim cool. Dolly did. And she’s the only fashion icon we need.

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3. OMG.

If this look doesn’t scream COUNTRY MUSIC GODDESS to you, then you blind baby. Bow down ya’ll.

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2. Yee HAW.

This is what it would look like if Beetlejuice was filmed in a rodeo.

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1: SOS

I am fucking deceased. That is all.

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Thank you for experiencing this important piece of journalism. If you need me, I’ll be collecting my Pulitzer.

K bye.


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This blog was written by Becca

As HOCs resident Irish chick, I like to think of myself as exotic. A former New Yorker, turned general nomad (I will literally live anywhere), I love anything to do with style. My love affair with HOC began over a year ago, when I met a fiery red head in a bar, and it has been ongoing ever since.  I love big sunglasses, glitter, rap music and anything coconut flavoured. You’ll currently find me working in darling Dublin as a Beauty Editor. -Becca