I'm sorry, penguinfan, but the analogy to Larry doesn't wash. It's like saying women walking around on a beach in their bikinis are akin to working in a red light district. The character in question is an important part of the story, and in fact much of her "power" is gained from the way she presents herself. As for suitability for children (which I always envisaged as being 12 and up), it's by far more acceptable than some of what can be found on TV these days. There's no profanity. No sex (nor hint of it). The (combat) violence is bloodless.
Come to think of it, Princess Leia wore not a great deal more once. Hope the kiddies back in 1983 were okay. Are we okay?