Madonna is a sophisticated lady who lunches… before she peels off to her undies for Rome concert


Madonna is a sophisticated lady who lunches… before she peels off to her undies for Rome concert

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00:43 GMT, 13 June 2012

She's been in the headlines this week after flashing her nipple on stage in Istanbul.

But when it comes to her off-stage outfits, it appears Madonna couldn't be further from her risqu tour ensembles.

Stepping out to lunch with toyboy boyfriend Brahim Zaibat in Rome yesterday, the mother-of-four looked sophisticated in a blue dress and black peep-toe heels.

Sophisticated: Madonna looked demure in a blue dress and peep-toe heels as she steps out in Rome

Sophisticated: Madonna looked demure in a blue dress and peep-toe heels as she steps out in Rome

The singer, 53, was enjoying some down-time in the Italian capital ahead of the latest concert in her MDNA world tour.

Fortunately, her latest gig didn't involve any nipple flashes… well, Madonna fans wouldn't expect to see the same thing twice.

Over the weekend, she revealed more than we had seen for a while as she flashed her right breast during a performance of her 1995 song Human Nature.

Suitable: Madonna's more chic outfit comes after she was criticised for flashing her nipple

Suitable: Madonna's more chic outfit comes after she was criticised for flashing her nipple

Starting the song in a white shirt and black trousers, she stripped down a black bra top, before pulling one of the cups down and exposing her breast.

The singer received a backlash from fans and fellow celebrities for the over-exposure.

Piers Morgan tweeted:' Most embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music'

Flashback: Madonna re-invented one of her iconic looks - the cone bra - for her new tour...

Flashback: Madonna re-invented one of her iconic looks – the cone bra – for her new tour…

... but couldn't resist a cheeky flash of her very pert bottom

… but couldn't resist a cheeky flash of her very pert bottom

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.'

Other costumes on the extravagant tour included a red and white cheerleader outfit.

Following her Rome gig last night, she is set to perform in Milan and Florence later this week.

Give me a M, A...: Madonna also dressed as a cheerleader for another song

Give me a M, A…: Madonna also dressed as a cheerleader for another song

Controversy: Madonna flashing her nipple on stage in Istanbul last weekend

Controversy: Madonna flashing her nipple on stage in Istanbul last weekend