Scandalous. Dye that fabric beige immediately, before the children see. (Via Instagram)

Pissed off that according to Instagram and local laws, men's nipples get to streak free in the hot summer sun while your lady-nipples are forced to hide away in shame, sweating and wilting under a piece of fabric? Kind of feel like if you can't expose your nips, you should at least expose the hypocrisy that's making you keep them under wraps? Dude, strap on a TaTa Top.


Billed as "The breast bikini ever," the TaTa Top was designed by Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle after hearing the story of two women visiting Chicago from Amsterdam who were forbidden to swim in Lake Michigan in their customary no-problem-in-Europe bathing suits (bottoms, no tops). Per the site's blog:

For whatever reason, at that moment, my reaction to the story was anything but acceptance. I don’t know if it was because this was the first time it had been presented to me in that way or if this came at a time when I had been on a real kick with challenging authority and societal norms...Whatever the reason it really hit me. Why not? Why can’t girls be topless? If you really think about it, what’s the difference between a man’s nipples and a woman’s? Is it really just the extra breast tissue? ...look at this situation as if you were explaining it to an alien who newly arrived on Earth. Explain why women have to cover up their chests, but not men. What reason would you give?

I'd personally blame the Illuminati but that's just how I get out of conversations. The irritation at this double standard planted a seed, a seed that eventually sprouted into a bikini top with nipples printed on the cups.


Graves and Lytle are encouraging TaTa Toppers to Instagram themselves in states of illusory nudity with the hashtag #TheTaTatop. This should make the job of Instagram censors combing feeds for #FreeTheNipple activists flouting the no-nudity rule a lot more difficult. Many are joining the cause, including some dudes.


The whole thing seems like the perfect premise for another Footloose remake, except instead of dancing, the town banned nips? Okay, maybe it's the perfect premise for a remake of whatever softcore porn parodies of Footloose there might be out there (they have to be out there!).

While so far only white chicks can go TaTa Topless, other shades are in development.


You can buy your own here. Be a part of history! A history that includes that one summer when you pretended your nips were out!

(by Bob Powers)

Sources: The TaTa Top