- Don't use when the character is fully nude.
- Don't use when you can't see the character's lower body. You should be able to tell the character is clothed below their waist.
- Don't use if the character is wearing a bra or bikini top. Use no shirt instead.
- Don't use bare shoulders, bare back, or bare arms with this tag.
- Don't use this tag for male characters. Topless is for female characters only. See shirtless for male characters.
- Don't use for monster girls who don't normally wear clothing from the waist down. Use nude instead.
- Wearing pasties still counts as topless.