The term "partial nudity" is sometimes used to refer to exposure of skin beyond what the person using the expression considers to be within the limits of modesty. If the exposure is within the standards of modesty of a given culture and setting e. If however, the degree of exposure exceeds the cultural norms of the setting, or if the activity or setting includes nudity as an understood part of its function, such as a nude beach , terminology relating to nudity and degrees thereof are typically used. Toplessness is regarded by most people as partial nudity.
At least, not in America. Some countries have a more reasonable attitude towards our animal bodies. But here in America, our bodies are generally seen as imperfect. They need tans, they need to be thinner, more muscular, more curvy, less curvy, they need to be shaved, waxed, plucked and treated with organic hemp emulsions and dipped in volcanic mud baths.