Jo Wood: Why should middle-aged women have to wear bras?
Jo Wood, the former wife of the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, says mature women should not be criticised for ditching their bras.
Jo Wood, who was the subject of tabloid scrutiny last week after she wore a translucent top to a London party, has spoken out about why middle-aged women should not be criticised for ditching their bras.
“We should be allowed to go without,” declares the former wife of Ronnie Wood, the Rolling Stones guitarist. “I mean, they’re only breasts. It’s no big deal. We need to calm down about it.”
Wood, 57, points out that a younger woman also attended the event, the 33rd birthday party of Ben Caring, at Annabel’s nightclub, without her underwear. “Another girl did it, who’s in her twenties, so, what the hell?”
The former model, who now runs an organic beauty products firm, says she was unaware of the effect that the light would have on her outfit.
“I didn’t know you could see through that,” she said at the Inspiration Awards for women, at Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea. “I had no idea until I saw the photos. I went, 'How did that happen?’ My sons were probably more embarrassed than me.”