Did the Vatican bend the rules for Jennifer Miss Aniston flaunts dress code by revealing legs in short grey number
00:00 GMT, 16 June 2012
They are well known for their strict rules on dress code and many a tourist has been turned away for not adhering to the easy to follow rules.
However, it looks like the Vatican has become a little lenient with their policy when it comes to Hollywood superstar Jennifer Aniston.
The 43-year-old was pictured walking around St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City wearing an extremely short grey dress that would have clearly been too high for the sacred religious site.
Heading up: Jennifer Aniston walked around the Vatican city wearing a very short grey dress which should not have been permitted in the holy site
The catholic state is very clear on what is and is not acceptable to wear but, it appears that Jennifer was given special treatment as she took in the sites.
As a VIP visitor the former Friends star even had a special uniformed guard follow her around the area as she and boyfriend Justin Theroux walked around.
The ruling on respectable clothing is applicable to both men and women with neither sex being allowed to show their knees when in the basilica.
Special visitor: Jennifer managed to cover her shoulders but was not ashamed of baring her tanned legs in the holy place
Do what you like: Jennifer and Justin were given a uniformed guard to help them walk around, as well as their own personal security man
On saintpetersbasilica.org it states:
'The Dress Code is strictly enforced at St. Peter's Basilica. No
shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.
'This applies to both men and women. Even if you get through security, you will be turned away by the attendants at the door.'
Miss Aniston did cover her shoulders in a matching grey cardigan, she
was still massively in conflict with the straightforward regulations by wearing a dress
that fell well above the knee.
Follow the rules: A sign at St. Peter's Basilica clearly points out what is and is not acceptable to wear in the Vatican City
Power moves: The Vatican City appears to have relaxed its rules for the superstar by letting her wear a short dress
After a lovely week long break in Paris, France, Jennifer and Justin arrived in Rome yesterday and headed straight to see the world famous sights.
The 43-year-old made quite an impression as she showed off her svelte body in the short, tight fitting grey dress.
Next stop: Jennifer Aniston was spotted in Rome, Italy, earlier today, wearing a tight, little grey dress
The Horrible Bosses actor led the way as she and her boyfriend marched around the city accompanied by some burly minders.
Jennifer fitted in with the crowds and looked like any other tourist as she wandered through the streets taking in the impressive architecture.
She teamed her grey frock with a pair of sandals and showed off her toned legs in the cute outfit which she accessorised with a pair of sunglasses and a brown satchel.
Big gang: Jennifer was joined in Rome by her boyfriend Justin Theroux and a couple of burly minders as they walked around the city
Globetrotters: Jennifer and Justin had spent a week together in Paris, France, before heading to Rome for their next stop
Justin, 40, wore a plain grey T-shirt with a pair of jeans and some black biker boots.
The couple arrived in Rome having only just Paris hours earlier following their romantic break in the City Of Lights.
Justin recently revealed he 'couldn't be happier' in his relationship with Jennifer.
Together forever: The couple have spent an increasing amount of time together and have even been dressing in a similar fashion
An onlooker told U.S. magazine that the couple even looked loved up as they made their way through customs after a long flight.
'They were hugging and kissing as much as possible,' a source said. 'Though they had priority to get through customs quickly, they weren't in a hurry. They looked happy to be starting their visit.'
Earlier this week Jennifer and Justin looked casual as they took a stroll through Paris, with Jennifer sporting a black jacket adorned with gold buttons, teamed with jeans and ankle boots.
Meanwhile Justin donned a zipped up black jacket, grey trousers and patent black lace-up shoes.
The pair reportedly enjoyed a meal at La Stresa restaurant in the city’s eight arronidissement.
Parisian chic: Justin and Jennifer, pictured earlier this week, leaving the Ritz Hotel in Paris dressed in black jackets and jeans