Happy Birthday, Bikini! And Tuesday Linkfest

Looking pretty good for the big Six Oh. And without plastic surgery, like Jane Fonda!

The must-have of every woman’s summer wardrobe has just turned 60 — and it has never looked so young and hip, or been as popular.It was not always so.

Invented by French automotive engineer Louis Reard, the swimsuit that took its name from the site of a nuclear test was a big bomb at first, though it eventually became the navel-bearing fashion that launched the careers of Ursula Andress, Bo Derek, Melanie Griffith and Elle Macpherson.

But in 1946, even fashionable, daring Paris was shocked when Reard brought out a range of two-piece swimsuits.

Thank you, Louis Reard. I knew there had to be something great that the French have done.

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And don’t forget about Nancy Pelosi and Babs Boxer!

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