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Patsy Cline wearing the banned pantsuit in a photograph taken for an Opry sponsor

Patsy Cline was outspoken, brash and bawdy, but Opry management preferred that female cast members present themselves as demure and ladylike – preferably in full, square dance-style dresses. When Patsy Cline appeared in a lavender pantsuit and cowgirl hat, she was asked not to wear the outfit on the show again.