The real reason French women have stopped sunbathing topless

Morwenna Ferrier
The Guardian (UK)
Mon 28 Jul 2014 13.45 EDT

Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the beach in 1960s. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis According to French Elle, women have stopped sunbathing topless in France. Two French women reveal why they do, and don't, and how little it has to do with health scares

Is topless sunbathing over? It certainly is in France, according to French Elle, if the coverline on its new summer issue is to be believed: "La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?" – which translates, verbatim, to "Is this the end of toplessness on the beach?"

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