Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Topless Photos Are A Great Example Of How To Do Classy Nudity

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Even if you’ve never bought a pair of 80-dollar sweatpants from Victoria’s Secret, you’re probably familiar with some of their models. Several of the biggest names in the fashion industry got their big breaks on the VS runway, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is definitely a crowd favorite. She’s now broken into the acting world, replacing Megan Fox in the Transformers franchise, but Rosie is still primarily famous for having an awesome body, and awesome face, and the ability to move them around in an awesome fashion. Fans of her work are bound to be pretty pumped about her latest photo spread, in which the 27-year-old poses gorgeously… and toplessly.

rosie huntington-whiteley's nip slip

In the latest issue of V Magazine (which also features S&M photos of Katy Perry and Madonna, by the way) Rosie can be seen relaxing on a beach chair, wearing Prada, Celine, Saint Laurent, and Gucci. And a nipple. You can also see her nipple.

rosie huntington-whiteley toplessPerhaps more interesting than that, though, is the fact that she’s wearing a thick winter coat– with no shirt– while sunbathing. That doesn’t seem entirely practical, but I’m not complaining. The way I see it, when you work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, you’re basically given a lifetime membership to a secret society of sexiness. Once you’re part of that club, nothing you wear for the rest of your life can be weird enough to make people forget that you’re a sex symbol. If I tried to hang out in a park wearing a parka and a rogue nipple, I’d get arrested. When Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does it, she looks great. So unfair.

Via Fashion & Style / Photos: Getty Images, Collier Schorr for V Magazine (via E!)

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    • Alana Vincenza

      I was wary of the term “classy nudity” but it actually IS classy nudity. Cool.

    • Katie

      The only reason it’s seen as “classy” is because she’s a conventionally attractive rich able-bodied cis young skinny white woman. If any of those variables were changed it would be a lot harder to see her as “classy” because by definition, those of us who aren’t those things can’t BE that. So calling her “classy” here is just basically saying, oh wow, look at this privileged person exercising her privilege. If you want to show your breasts in a picture, do it! Or don’t! But this essay is bound up in a lot of unstated assumptions about what kinds of bodies are allowed to perform the gated community that is “classiness.”