Having No Upper Part
Having no upper part crossword clue. A big one crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Friday, 23 June 2017. 7 letters.
Toplessness refers to the state in which a female’s torso is exposed above her waist or hips, or with at least her breasts, areola, and nipples being exposed, especially in a public place or in a visual medium. The male equivalent is barechestedness, also commonly called shirtlessness.
In the past and in some cases until the present, social conventions and concepts of modesty in some cultures required females to completely cover their bodies below the neck, and sometimes above as well. Exposure of the torso, breasts, midriff and navel were especially taboo.