Madonna covers herself up as she ditches raunchy outfits to go for a swim in jogging bottoms, polo neck and baseball cap

Well, she is a Material Girl! Madonna covers herself up as she ditches raunchy outfits to go for a swim in jogging bottoms, polo neck and baseball cap

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00:11 GMT, 21 August 2012

Throughout her long and controversial career, Madonna has never been shy about showing off her assets.

At the age of 54, however, she seems to have developed a sudden bout of modesty.

She protected her pale skin from the sun's rays in a long-sleeved white polo-neck top and three-quarter-length white trousers as she took a dip in the French Riviera.

That makes a change! Madonna decides to hide her flesh for once as she goes swimming on holiday in jogging bottoms, polo top and baseball cap

That makes a change! Madonna decides to hide her flesh for once as she goes swimming on holiday in jogging bottoms, polo top and baseball cap

Taking a dip: Madonna is in Nice in France ahead of her show tonight to wrap up her current world tour

Taking a dip: Madonna is in Nice in France ahead of her show tonight to wrap up her current world tour

Perhaps she chose the outfit – topped off with a colorful baseball cap – to fit in with the teachings of Kabbalah, the mystical religion she has followed since 1996.

Believers in Kabbalah, based on the teachings of Judaism, think white clothing teaches 'positive energy'.

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No swimwear The pop superstar swam in the sea while fully clothed as she chatted to boyfriend Brahim and daughter Lourdes

Time out: Madonna is usually seen in raunchy outfits on stage but contained her modesty for the sunny day out

Time out: Madonna is usually seen in raunchy outfits on stage but contained her modesty for the sunny day out

Quality time: She relaxed ahead of her big concert by cooling off in the water

Quality time: She relaxed ahead of her big concert by cooling off in the water

Close: Brahim took good care of his partner as he helped her climb up a ladder to exit the water

Close: Brahim took good care of his partner as he helped her climb up a ladder to exit the water

Meanwhile, her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes seemed determined to build up her tan in her white bikini.

Madonna is thought to be staying in a huge chateau ahead of her concert in Nice this evening.

It will be the final date of her latest world tour, which has been notable for moments of outrage.

During a show in Istanbul, she flashed her right breast on stage.

Happy families: Madonna chatted to her daughter and boyfriend as they all swam next to each other in the sea

Happy families: Madonna chatted to her daughter and boyfriend as they all swam next to each other in the sea

Covered up: Madonna ensured her pale skin was protected from the rays in the all-white get-up

Covered up: Madonna ensured her pale skin was protected from the rays in the all-white get-up

And days later, she exposed her bottom to an audience in Rome.

But that wasn't the case on holiday yesterday as she kept her modesty while enjoying the company of her daughter and boyfriend.

The trio were seen frolicking in the water as they chatted and giggled while cooling themselves down.

Lapping it up: The day before she walked along with boyfriend Brahim and friends in a more stylish ensemble

Lapping it up: The day before she walked along with boyfriend Brahim and friends in a more stylish ensemble