Madonna goes from "desperate" to demure as she arrives in Rome in below-the-knee polka dot dress

She can act her age then! Madonna goes from 'desperate' to demure as she arrives in Rome in below-the-knee polka dot dress

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08:13 GMT, 12 June 2012

Madonna is probably not a woman who has taken much criticism to heart in her 30-year career.

But could it be, having overstepped the mark with her nipple flash in Istanbul, that she has finally listened and taken heed

The Material Girl was snapped arriving in Rome yesterday ahead of her concert dressed in a very chic but very demure – for her, anyway – polka dot dress that feel below the knee.

Much better! Madonna, looking demure and chic in a below-the-knee dress, arrives in Rome with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat

Much better! Madonna, looking demure and chic in a below-the-knee dress, arrives in Rome with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat

Hand in hand with toyboy boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, the pair were joined by an entourage as they stepped out for dinner in the Italian capital.

Madonna, 53, kept her eyes hidden beneath big dark sunglasses but looked happy and relaxed as they went for a walk around the historic city.

Her sophisticated attire was certainly a far cry from her stage wardrobe which caused outrage this weekend after she decided to strip to her bra and pull back a cup exposing one of her nipples.

Sophisticated: Madonna looked like her 53 years as she and Zaibat stepped out for dinner in the Italian capital

Sophisticated: Madonna looked like her 53 years as she and Zaibat stepped out for dinner in the Italian capital

Sophisticated: Madonna looked like her 53 years as she and Zaibat stepped out for dinner in the Italian capital

Secure: Madonna was accompanied by an entourage who kept an eye on her at all times

Secure: Madonna was accompanied by an entourage who kept an eye on her at all times

And although we are used to the Queen of Pop and her controversial antics and publicity seeking schemes, this time she took it too far for many to stomach.

She caused outrage in Istanbul – and across the internet – this weekend when she purposefully exposed her right breast while performing to an audience of over 55,000
people during a performance of Human Nature at the Turk Telecom Arena in
Istanbul.

Caught in the moment of the provocative 1995 hit's lyrics Madonna undressed herself much to the pleasure of her excited fans and as she got into the song she threw her cane to one side and pulled open her shirt displaying a strapped bra top.

Early night: Madonna got into her car and headed back to her hotel ahead of a sound check today for tonight's show in Rome

Early night: Madonna got into her car and headed back to her hotel ahead of a sound check today for tonight's show in Rome

She then ripped off the first layer of her bra revealing her lacy lingerie and in a few suggestive tugs she pulled at her bra straps before pulling the entire cup down and exposing her breast.

The
Girl Gone Wild singer who last performed in Turkey almost 20 years ago
then quickly turned from the audience, unzipped her trousers and stood
with her hand in her pants before launching into Like A Virgin.

But it prompted a flurry of fans to take
to the internet to criticise her actions and complain that the she is too old to be flashing her flesh in such a way.

Miles away: Madonna looked deep in thought as she arrived at her hotel earlier in the evening with adopted son David Banda by her side

Miles away: Madonna looked deep in thought as she arrived at her hotel earlier in the evening with adopted son David Banda by her side

Bonjourno! The car was mobbed by Italian fans as it drove though the city

Bonjourno! The car was mobbed by Italian fans as it drove though the city

One
online fan wrote: 'Isn't Madonna a little too old to be flashing nip on
stage With her kids in the background (as they're performing with her
on tour)'

Another added:
'Why is Madonna still showing off her tits No, it's not sexy to see a
woman who could be my grandma whipping her nipple around.'

And even celebrity fans have waded into
the debate, with newsman Piers Morgan writing on Twitter: 'Most
embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music'

Don't repress yourself: Madonna flashed her right breast during a performance of Human Nature in Istanbul

Don't repress yourself: Madonna flashed her right breast during a performance of Human Nature in Istanbul

Lost in the music: Madonna pulled her shirt open as she performed her 1995 hit

Lost in the music: Madonna pulled her shirt open as she performed her 1995 hit

Lost in the music: Madonna pulled her shirt open as she performed her 1995 hit

But some fans have been more sympathetic, like Hollywood actress Christina Applegate, who commented: 'Reading twitter this am and there r all these tweets about Madonna and her nipple flash. And we are shocked because…

'What I'm saying is. Its not like Sarah Palin had a nip slip, its Madonna.'

Giving them something to remember: The Girl Gone Wild singer ripped off part of her bra

Giving them something to remember: The Girl Gone Wild singer ripped off part of her bra

And a couple of fans have even pointed out Madonna has gone back on her word from just five months ago.

One wrote: 'Madonna last January:
“You don't have to show nipples to be interesting. It doesn't
necessarily mean you're cutting edge if you do, right”.

Last
week the pop star was pictured covering up in an unflattering ensemble
as she visited various historical landmarks in Turkey.

Exposed: The 53-year-old showed off her bare nipple to the crowd of over 55,000 people

Exposed: The 53-year-old showed off her bare nipple to the crowd of over 55,000 people

Gone all coy: The singer turned away from the crowd before unzipping her trousers

Gone all coy: The singer turned away from the crowd before unzipping her trousers

Madonna touched down in Turkey on Tuesday evening alongside her beau Brahim Zaibat, two of her children Rocco and Mercy, alongside an entourage of 200 people.

The pair were spotted looking every inch the happy couple as they walked down the stairs of the aircraft in Istanbul.

VIDEO: Madonna flashes her nipple to the crowd in Istanbul

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VIDEO: Preview of Madonna's MDNA Tour

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