Who We Are

The TaTa Top Team is small, but mighty!

We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission.

Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless they covered their nipples. Once he realized they were visiting from abroad, he explained that “it’s illegal to expose nipples in America.” The women were confused, as the lifeguard stood there with his own nipples exposed. The pair relayed the story to Robyn later that day, and she was stumped when it came to attempting to explain why the law existed. It was just how things had always been…

Always one to push boundaries and challenge authority, Michelle decided that The TaTa Top was the perfect way to stir things up and get people questioning the current law. The idea was born! As the idea developed, so did our goals.

From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to use a sense of humor to shed light on some serious issues while simultaneously raising funds and awareness for two areas we are extremely passionate about: breast cancer awareness and women’s rights. 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, $5 goes directly towards supporting one of our partnered organizations, and this is what it’s all about!

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!