I'm sure you who are "of age" remember the 1960 hit song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland. It told the story of a shy girl rocking a bikini on the beach for the first time. I'm fairly sure this young cross dresser wasn't born yet in 1960 when it was written!
As I attended my earliest cross dresser mixers in the Cleveland, Ohio area in the 1980's, supposedly there was a "member" who could rock a bikini well. I never got to meet her and she was rumored to have left the group and fell in love with a genetic woman. I wondered if her new woman friend knew of her cross dressing (even then, everyone expected her to go farther into full time) and who looked better in a bikini?