It was cut high on the hip, but the really stunning feature was that it bared the navel, a part of the body that in modern history had been off-limits for public display.
The baring of the belly button was the big hurdle.
The suit in all its variations -- from pre-Lycra to post-thong, as worn by a boyish Cheryl Tiegs and a voluptuous Ursula Andress, athletes and -- alas -- every body type. [No shit! Please if you can't wear a bikini, admit it and spare the rest of us with the eye sore!]
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