Pasties are sometimes worn by erotic dancers or burlesque entertainers to give the impression of toplessness while avoiding prosecution under local public indecency laws which prohibit exposure of the nipple and areola. It may indicate a designated location where one might expect to find women not wearing tops, such as a "topless beach" or "topless bar". Women in art were covered in clothing from the neck down, including female goddesses like Athena , the patron of Athens who represented heroic endeavor. Similar fashions became popular in England during the 17th century when they were worn by Queen Mary II and by Henrietta Maria , wife of Charles I of England , for whom architect Inigo Jones designed a masque costume that fully revealed both of her breasts. High Fashion's Lowest Neckline. Even certain male deities representing regeneration and fertility were occasionally depicted with breast-like appendices, such as the river god Hapy who was considered to be responsible for the annual overflowing of the Nile.
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Also in , the city council in Vancouver, British Columbia , location of the World Naked Bike Ride , gave women the right to go topless in public, not solely at swimming pools and beaches.
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Main article: Nudity in video games. Retrieved 20 September In most Western societies, once girls enter adolescence , it is the social norm for them to behave modestly and cover their breasts in public.