But it's not only the fashion police who will have to give you a pass. The boys in blue of the NYPD will also have to keep their cuffs in their pockets, according to a memo revealed in a topless woman's lawsuit.
The NYPD memo clarifies that being a shirtless woman is not an arrestable offense in New York City.
To stay abreast of public nudity laws in the Big Apple, you need to know the statutes, specifically the one stating that women exposing breasts below the "top of the areola" was originally considered a crime.
However, New York's highest court decided in the early 1990s that this gender distinction was a violation of equal protection, and that men and women were all free to be topless without violating the law.
Though this titillating ruling has been on the books for more than 20 years, some NYPD officers are still arresting topless performers like Bronx resident Holly Van Voast (pictured above).