Today Page Six breaks the news that topless sunbathing, one of southern France's greatest pastimes, may be falling out of fashion.
Regulars on the beaches in St. Tropez have noticed fewer naked breasts this summer than ever before. "It looks like going topless has gone out of fashion," our girl on the Cote d'Azur tells us. "Men are whining everywhere you turn that there are no more bare boobs on the beach." This is stunning news considering that topless sunbathing on public beaches got its start at La Voile Rouge beach club in St. Tropez some 40 years ago.
This news comes as a surprise considering this, like so many others, seems to be the Summer of the Topless Celebrity -- especially the British ones -- from Sienna Miller, who's been taking her top off everywhere, to Lily Allen and Kate Moss and, how could we forget, America's own Miley Cyrus.
But you tell us: do you think topless sunbathing is over? Should more Americans take it up? Is France becoming as conservative as the U.S.?