Dolly Parton helped popularize shoulder cut outs or ‘vaccine shirts’ again

Dolly Parton is a goddess full stop. Dolly is also timeless and trendsetting. Not only did Dolly help get one of the COVID vaccines (Moderna) on the streets (she donated $1 million to its research and development) she has now may started a fashion trend for those getting vaccinated. After posting a video of getting vaccinated, Dolly’s “vaccine shirts” previously known as “cold shoulder shirts” went viral. Cold shoulder tops were very popular back in spring/summer 2019. Since it looks as if we will get to celebrate a late spring and summer in 2021, it is fitting that we would rediscover fashion from more happier times. Here’s more on this story, from People:

Sartorially speaking, 2020 was the year of loungewear, oversized hoodies, and fuzzy slippers. 2021, on the other hand, will inevitably be known as the year of “vaccine shirts,” AKA cold-shoulder tops, which provide prime access to the upper portion of the arm for easy vaccine administration — without having to roll up any sleeves.

Dolly Parton was the first to post the brilliant hack on Twitter, and many replied that they’ve now realized they own the perfect shirt to get vaccinated. But if your closet doesn’t happen to be overflowing with cold-shoulder tops, there are plenty of affordable options on Amazon you’ll want to wear long after you’ve received the vaccine.

[From People]

The other thing that I love about the “vaccine shirt” is it is sexy and it is a signal if you are single, that you are ready to mingle (if the other person has been tested and vaccinated of course). Vaccine shirts also look good on everyone no matter the age or size. You can wear vaccine shirts with jeans, leggings, skirts and shorts. And of course vaccine shirts serve a more practical purpose, they make it easier to get vaccinated without having to roll up your sleeve (look I’ve gotten lazier the last year). Below are a few options that Celebitchy has picked out just in case you wish to get in on the trend.

Note by CB: Reading this article made me want a vaccine top! I looked through People’s listings and most had terrible Fakespot ratings so I found some new tops. I want the first one in the contrasting piping!

A one shoulder cutout short sleeve top
4.1 stars, 310 ratings, A on Fakespot

A long sleeve halter neck tunic with a draped waist
4.1 stars, 498 ratings, C on Fakespot

A modern look cutout top with bell sleeves
4.2 stars, 823 ratings, B on Fakespot

A scoop neck 3/4 sleeve form fitting cold shoulder top
4 stars, 742 ratings, C on Fakespot

A cold shoulder scoop neck top with thumb holes
4.4 stars, 270 ratings, B on Fakespot

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11 Responses to “Dolly Parton helped popularize shoulder cut outs or ‘vaccine shirts’ again”

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  1. Lady Luna says:

    I have a shirt like that, same blue color but different style and I love it. I will wear it when I get my vaccine.

  2. Frida_K says:

    I like that last one. My initial reaction was to think, “Oh, I am way too busty for a shirt like that” but then I thought: “Hold on, now. I’m not quite Dolly Parton level of chestiness, so if she can pull it off, so can I!”

    Still, I’m not sure if I’d be self conscious or not. Hm. Must ponder. I do like the pink shirt, though I’d change the color. Maybe a nice black one like that, or a dark grey. Hm.

  3. cer says:

    Yesterday, as I was getting ready to go and get my first Pfizer shot, I joked with my friend that it was a pity I didn’t have a cold shoulder shirt. Just a short sleeved sweater for me.

  4. hindulovegod says:

    The woman behind me queuing for our vaccines had one of these tops on! I complimented her smarts and she referenced dressing for her shot like Dolly. I’m so tickled that Dolly is an influencer.

  5. LaraW” says:

    I want this on a shirt:

    🐣 Don’t be such a chicken squat 🐔
    🦠 Get out there and get shot! 💉

    Preferably on a vaccine shirt. 🐥

  6. josephine says:

    Love everything Dolly has done – contributed money, and her fame, and normalized getting the vaccine. She’s a good woman. Don’t love the shirt though. Cold shoulders, dropped shoulders, raglan sleeves — I hate that it’s so hard to find a shirt or sweater with regular shoulders these days!

  7. EMc says:

    This makes me laugh. I give Covid vaccines and I can tell you that I really appreciate these tops! I’ve had a few ladies wear them and it is super convenient. I hate seeing women stretching out their tops to try and pull them down.

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    My gosh, Dolly is a global treasure.

  9. The other Kiki says:

    I love Dolly, but I don’t know about these shirts looking good on every body type. I have very narrow shoulders, so it just accentuates that and makes my posture look even worse.

  10. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I love Dolly, she’s a great woman. Cute shirts

  11. Amanda says:

    I simply CAN NOT with this teeny Appalachian stone cold Queen! #iconic