French women declare topless tanning totally passé

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Cape Town – They started the trend back in the 1960s, when Bridgette Bardot bared her breasts during a Riviera sunbathing session, but now French women are kind of over topless tanning.

Huffington Post reports that a recent survey conducted by Elle magazine revealed that only 2% of young French women would prefer sunbathing sans a bikini top.

Apparently their sudden modesty springs from a concern over skin cancer and unwillingness to come across as being risqué.

If you're less prudish and/or health conscious than the French mademoiselles there are still a few other topless tanning beaches around the globe to explore. Check them out here

Alternatively, you could always join the Topless Tour...

What is your take? Is topless tanning good fun and not worth getting in a tizz about... or are the French woman spot on? Tell us in the comment section.

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