the most daring outfits Dolly Parton has ever worn

From album covers to onstage costumes to movie premieres, Dolly Parton has worn many iconic looks.

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She showed off her rocker chick side

while performing on "Saturday Night Live" in 1989.



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In season 14 of "Saturday Night Live," Parton hosted and performed as the musical guest on April 15, 1989. She sang in a bold black leather jumpsuit embellished with gold studs and paired with cowgirl boots.

This look stood out from her more feminine and flowy ensembles and was more "rock" than "country."

Parton stunned in a bedazzled, revealing ensemble

to the California premiere of "Steel Magnolias."



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If you thought the singer couldn't top her NYC "Steel Magnolias" premiere gown, you'd be wrong.

Wearing a figure-hugging powder-blue gown adorned with crystals and tassels, Parton continued to shine at the California premiere.

Everything from her voluminous hair to the crystal "collar" to her matching purse made this look iconic.

During a 1990 "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" appearance,

the singer wore a festive red and gold combo.



Parton's "Tonight Show" appearance showcased looser hair waves and an elegant dress silhouette, showing how her style continued to evolve into the '90s.

For her iconic 2014 Glastonbury Festival performance,

she wore mesh pants made specifically for her to move around comfortably.



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Parton later told Vogue she was nervous to sing at the festival because she didn't know if the crowd would warm to her, but it wound up being an iconic performance.

She wore a white embellished vest, a layered chain belt (that became a staple in her wardrobe), and pants with mesh panels.

The star paired a daring polka-dot, stripe, and fringe look

for an NBC "Today" performance in 2014.



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Promoting her 42nd studio album, "Blue Smoke," Parton performed for NBC's" Today" show in a striking outfit.

The daring pattern and texture combination included a polka-dot button up, rhinestone tie, striped vest, and pair of fringe Capri pants.

Parton dazzled in a highlighter-bright look

for a 2014 benefit concert.



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When she's not wearing white, the singer often stands out in bright, monochromatic outfits.

She opted for a highlighter-orange Capri jumpsuit drenched in silver rhinestones and tassels for a 2014 benefit concert.

She wore the rainbow to promote her NBC movie

"Coat of Many Colors."



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NBC's Upfront Presentation in 2015 promoted the network's new programing for the year ahead.

Parton performed some of her classic songs including "Coat of Many Colors" to perfectly promote NBC's TV movie "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors," according to the Los Angeles Times.

In a literal coat of many colors, Parton celebrated her TV movie

at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards in 2016.



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According to the Grand Ole Opry, "Dolly grew up a one-room cabin that she called home alongside her parents and 10 of her siblings.

Money was tight, so her mother sewed a coat for Dolly using scraps of fabric, which inspired one of Dolly's best-known and most personal songs: 'Coat of Many Colors'."

She jazzed up Santa Claus' uniform for a promotional photo

for "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" movie in 2016.



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f we've learned anything, it's that Parton loves her fringe.

She also notably loves Christmas.

So she combined them in a festive look to promote "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love," the sequel to "Coat of Many Colors."

More daring outfits Dolly Parton has ever worn

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