After witnessing Dolly Parton perform at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, TikTok user @hannahbearbraun recently posted a response video in which she expresses her disbelief and conviction that Dolly wears nude gloves. It didn’t take long for readers to provide their own explanations for why she wears these gloves in the comments section. Some people speculated that they may be a type of compression glove:
When asked about her propensity to frequently wear longer sleeves, Dolly revealed in a 2017 interview with Vanity Fair that she has tattoos to conceal wounds. “I have a propensity for developing keloid scar tissue, and whatever scars I do have tend to have a purple tint that I will never be able to get rid of. My [tattoos] are all pastel colors and are intended to conceal some scars. I’m not attempting to make a huge, audacious claim, “She spoke with Vanity Fair.
Steve Summers, Dolly’s creative director, stated to InStyle in 2019 that Dolly wears her fingerless gloves purely out of preference. Summers responded to an inquiry concerning Dolly’s hands especially by saying, “[They ask] ‘what’s wrong with her hands?'” She dislikes them and she’s 73 years old! It’s a typical female trait.