about otherwise

Otherwise Topless is a contemporary collection of basics and bodysuits designed with a modern take on timeless silhouettes (our bodysuits are thongs!). Made for the days on to days off and everything in between.


We design each of our pieces starting with the neckline, based on the feeling of finding a top you love and fits you perfectly but never being able to buy it again. Here you’ll always be able to order more of your favorite (even if we make it just for you through our custom collection). 

Each step of our manufacturing process is designed with sustainability in mind. We use fabric made in the USA and many of our samples and real product are made from dead stock fabric (Deadstock- when another brand or fabric company no longer has use for the fabric we give it a second life.) Our factory team is local, here in Chicago, and we limit waste in every way we can. From choosing not to tag our pieces (you rip it off anyway!) to shipping in compatible mailers, we have reduced unnecessary waste in all areas of the business and are continuously exploring ways to do better.

Last thing you should know, we give back. We have partnered with Chicago/Austin-based GirlForward (who provides mentorship, tutoring, and a safe space for refugees) to provide donations through our giving tee program.

At the end of the day, we’re a top company. Trying to do better by our design, better by our planet and better by our people.