How Old Is “Too Old” To Go Braless?

Oh la la … French first lady Carla Bruni has stirred up a bit of controversy after she went visibly braless to a state dinner. Clearly, there are certain outfits that just don’t allow for a bra, or require some extremely crafty lingerie, but Bruni’s choice—a simple Roland Mouret dress, a long-sleeved number with a high neckline—didn’t exactly fall into that category.

Is the problem here that she’s “too old” to be going braless? Or is it an issue because she’s associated with a political figure? Have these critics forgotten that some of the most famous photographs of Carla are her nude photo shoots? What do you think—does it matter who and how old you are to clearly go commando up top? []