Who We Are

The TaTa Top Team is small, but mighty!

We are a Chicago-based team on a mission.

The TaTa Top was founded in 2014 by couple Robyn and Michelle Lytle after hearing about the experiences of their friends visiting Chicago from abroad and realizing the double standards U.S. nudity laws create. Always one to push boundaries and challenge authority, Michelle decided that the TaTa Top was the perfect way to stir things up while getting people to ask important questions and think critically.

In 2018, The TaTa Top was bought by Linze Rice, a journalist and writer who met the Lytles and learned of The TaTa Top as a local reporter in Chicago. Under Linze’s leadership, the TaTa Top remains a queer, woman-owned, Chicago business that strives to embody the same ideals and support the same causes as its founders: using humor to shed light on — and raise funds for — breast cancer awareness and women’s rights; promoting body positivity; challenging sexist laws and social norms; and empowering people to have control over their own bodies.

It’s great to create a product that makes people laugh, but it’s even better to be able to do something very serious with that success. For each TaTa Top sold, $3 goes directly towards supporting one of our partnered organizations, and this is what it’s all about! Since launching in 2014, we’ve donated OVER $40,000 to our partner orgs. 

Never in the history of the world have nipples on a bikini top had the potential to make such a statement and have such an impact. We look forward to watching our little business grow and seeing how much we can raise for our partnered organizations!