Panama City Bikini

Panama City Bikini

Like the beaches of Panama City, this bikini is fun, exciting and bright like the sun! Triangle top..

$34.74 $69.48

Easee Fit Twist Black Velvet Bikini

Easee Fit Twist Black Velvet Bikini

Easee Fit CollectionTake to the beach or catching a few rays at the pool, this Easee Fit bikini in..

$99.00 $198.00

Jewell of Nile Royalty Bikini

Jewell of Nile Royalty Bikini

A must have at any resort! Jewel popping color on the top is a reason to celebrate anytime! You wil..

$128.00 $256.00

Strappy Red White And Blue Bikini

Strappy Red White And Blue Bikini

This bikini will have you feeling very sexy! Celebrate the Red, White, & Blue in fashioin with ..

$99.00 $198.00

Baby Blue Jeans Neck-Tie Halter Top

Baby Blue Jeans Neck-Tie Halter Top

Baby Blue Jean CollectionA Blue Jean look in a Bikini Top. The look of a blue jean top but mad..

$36.00 $72.00

Neon Lemon Sheer Teeny G-String Bikini

Neon Lemon Sheer Teeny G-String Bikini

Neon, see-thru and a totally sexy mesh G-string all in one! This teeny tiny bikini is for those who..

$29.50 $59.00

Sheer When-Wet Tankini

Sheer When-Wet Tankini

This fuller coverage suit is for those who are a little more conservative but still have a daring, ..

$32.24 $64.48

Bahia Aqua Bikini

Bahia Aqua Bikini

The ultimate cheeky bikini! Just imagine yourself on the beach in this all high fashionable bikini ..

$96.00 $192.00

Figure Shaper Halter Top and High Sliding Bottom Bikini

Figure Shaper Halter Top and High Sliding Bottom Bikini

You'll love the way your body looks in this full coverage bikini. The Banded Halter Top and High Sl..

$48.00 $96.00

Panama Beach Bikini

Panama Beach Bikini

UjENA Panama Beach Bikini - Tie-side and Scrunch back.  Like the beaches of Panama, this bikin..

$72.00 $144.00

American Calypso Goddess

American Calypso Goddess

Be an All American Girl in this vintage, patriotic, and body slimming bikini! Our underwi..

$44.74 $89.48

24 Karat Gold Sunset Bikini

24 Karat Gold Sunset Bikini

Gold Lame fabric combined with this classic Butterfly top and a Scrunch Tonga bottom. Great for tan..

$69.00 $138.00

Easee Fit Sapphire Action Thong Bikini

Easee Fit Sapphire Action Thong Bikini

Easee Fit CollectionThe most comfortable thong bikini in the world, UjENA's Easee Fit. Top..

$89.00 $178.00

Hot Pink Sheer Festival String Bikini

Hot Pink Sheer Festival String Bikini

This hot pink String Bikini is bright in our feistaval see through lace on the top only f..

$89.00 $178.00

Black Sheer Swim Dress

Black Sheer Swim Dress

Comfortable, casual and sheer at the bottom! This swim dress is sexy in a subtle way. Paired with a..

$34.00 $68.00

Black Sheer Stripes Bikini

Black Sheer Stripes Bikini

This sexy Sheer Stripes Bikini is so fresh and has a peek-a-boo top with sheer fabric in between ea..

$37.00 $74.00

White Marilyn Tankini

White Marilyn Tankini

The Ultimate Tankini! Gathered at the sides, this style is perfect for slimming your body and hidin..

$44.50 $89.00

Hibiscus Isle Bikini

Hibiscus Isle Bikini

The tropics will never look as good until you slip into this true island loving bikini.  When ..

$79.00 $158.00

Curvy Girl Bikini

Curvy Girl Bikini

Simple, sexy and perfect for the bustier, curvier girl. This simple black bikini is the ideal suit ..

$37.00 $74.00

Siesta Sunset Swim Dress

Siesta Sunset Swim Dress

UjENA Siesta Sunset Swim DressSheer delight! This lightweight polyester fabric paired with our oran..

$41.00 $82.00

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

UjENA Blue Hawaiian Brazilian  (Limited Release)Take a tropical journey in our classic sliding ..

$99.00 $198.00

UJENA Logo Actionwear

UJENA Logo Actionwear

Neon, sporty bikini here you come. This halter sport top fits great while the full coverage booty s..

$79.00 $158.00

Watermelon Sheer Festival String Bikini

Watermelon Sheer Festival String Bikini

This Sheer Lace String Bikini is bright and sheer on the top only, for a peek-a-boo look. Dare..

$29.50 $59.00

Sheer Black Diamond Bikini

Sheer Black Diamond Bikini

Hot Hot Hot! This Sheer Black Diamond Bikini is sparkling, sheer and totally unique! Super sexy and..

$48.00 $96.00

Black And White Calypso Bikini

Black And White Calypso Bikini

Our classic Calypso Bikini style in black and white will look so slimming on you. This fuller cover..

$49.50 $99.00

Faux Suede Vogue Bikini

Faux Suede Vogue Bikini

The Vogue Bikini is all fashion forward in our faux suede microfiber fabric and is swimwear safe. S..

$114.00 $228.00

Neon Lemon Strappy Bikini

Neon Lemon Strappy Bikini

This bikini will have you feeling a bit strappy! The supportive triangle top has 3 decorative strap..

$54.50 $109.00

Slimming Tankini

Slimming Tankini

Look your best in this super slimming suit! Baby-doll style tankini top and short combo is so popul..

$41.00 $82.00

Neon Lemon Sheer Festival String Bikini

Neon Lemon Sheer Festival String Bikini

This neon lemon String Bikini is bright and is sheer lace on the top only, for a peek-a-boo lo..

$89.00 $178.00

Berry Sheer Mirage Bikini

Berry Sheer Mirage Bikini

This bikini is super illusional and sheer! Glittering specks of gold throughout berr..

$99.00 $198.00

Spa Botanico Tankini Plus

Spa Botanico Tankini Plus

Look and feel your best when lounging under the sun in this relaxing and comfortable Spa Botanico T..

$41.00 $82.00

Easee Fit Bronze Action Thong Bikini

Easee Fit Bronze Action Thong Bikini

Easee Fit CollectionThe most comfortable thong bikini in the world, UjENA's Easee Fit. Top..

$89.00 $178.00

French Dot Sheer Banded Thong Bikini

French Dot Sheer Banded Thong Bikini

This sheer underwire polka dot banded thong swimsuit will have your body looking and feeling amazin..

$36.00 $72.00

Colombian Tie Dye Bikini

Colombian Tie Dye Bikini

UjENA Colombian Tie Dye BikiniThis stylish suit is fun and fresh! The fabric is soft and has the lo..

$76.00 $152.00

Sparkle Swim Dress

Sparkle Swim Dress

Light up the beach a little more in this Sexy Sparkle Swim Dress. Look simply amazing in this low c..

$39.50 $79.00

Gauze String Bikini

Gauze String Bikini

The Gauze Bikini in all cotton fabric is soft, airy and slightly sheer when wet. Strings Tie&n..

$29.50 $59.00

Z-Dots Calypso

Z-Dots Calypso

He will spot you for sure in our jazzed-up Calypso Classic.  Over the shoulder and latch back ..

$119.00 $238.00

Sheer White Stripes Swim Dress

Sheer White Stripes Swim Dress

This sexy Sheer Stripes Swim Dress is so fresh and has a peek-a-boo look to it with sheer fabric in..

$39.50 $79.00

French Dot Topless Sheer Bikini

French Dot Topless Sheer Bikini

Simple, black and see-thru on the top, this bikini is anything but basic! Made from our sheer black..

$44.50 $89.00

Islander Crochet Halter Top

Islander Crochet Halter Top

Handmade Crochet CollectionA UjENA Exclsive design hand crocheted in our UjENA factory. Specia..

$119.00 $238.00

Baby Blue Jean Triangle Top

Baby Blue Jean Triangle Top

Baby Blue Jean Triangle Top by UjENAThe most simple bikini top...the orginal Triangle Top! Wear this..

$34.50 $69.00

24 Karat Gold Sunrise Bikini

24 Karat Gold Sunrise Bikini

Gold Lame fabric combined with this classic Sliding Triangle top and a side-tie bottom. You will lo..

$69.00 $138.00

Teal Snake Itsy Bitsy

Teal Snake Itsy Bitsy

This little bikini has just the right amount of coverage to show off your body without showing too ..

$69.00 $138.00

Camo Colombian Side Tie String Bikini

Camo Colombian Side Tie String Bikini

This camouflage bikini accented in hot pink will have you totally ready for summer. Feel strong yet..

$36.00 $72.00

Cool Back Sport Bikini

Cool Back Sport Bikini

Cool Back Sport BikiniThe ultimate fashion sport suit! Sport top with mesh net insert and ..

$59.00 $118.00

Emerald Bay Bikini

Emerald Bay Bikini

This Emerald Bay Bikini is ready for you to slip on and shine for a day at the beach! Gold metallic..

$159.00 $318.00

African Safari Zebra Bikini

African Safari Zebra Bikini

This bikini is too hot for words. This banded halter top gives you the full coverage you much desir..

$37.00 $74.00

Army Brat Camo Sport Bikini

Army Brat Camo Sport Bikini

This camouflage bikini is the perfect suit for the more active beach bound babe! Feel sexy while to..

$48.00 $96.00

Electric Metallic Straps Bikini

Electric Metallic Straps Bikini

This bikini will have you feeling like a superstar! The butterfly strap top ties at the neck, hooks..

$44.50 $89.00

Sexy Banded Thong Bikini

Sexy Banded Thong Bikini

A sportier yet sexy thong! Sky Blue color looks great against the waters of the ocean or the sand o..

$39.74 $79.48

Lovers Beach Open BackTankini

Lovers Beach Open BackTankini

UjENA Lovers Beach Tankini - Honeymoon Collection Just like Lovers Beach nestled in the waters of Ca..

$34.00 $68.00

Royality Velvet Skirted Bikini

Royality Velvet Skirted Bikini

The Royalty Skirted Bikini is all fashion forward in our Fantasy Jungle Olive top paired with ..

$129.00 $258.00

Welcome to Classic-Bikinis.com. We are your one stop shop for bikinis of all sorts. Our bikinis are manufactured here in the USA. We have bikinis and swimsuits for all women-at any age, at any shape.

We differentiate ourselves based on innovation, detail and care for customers. We take special care to design and manufacture functional, yet creative, products. We pay particular attention to details which you will appreciate as you use our bikinis over the course of time. Naturally none of this would make any sense without you, the customer. We go the extra mile to make your shopping experience wonderful.

A short history of bikinis

Bikinis are a women's swimsuit with two parts, one covering the breasts, the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two, although Camkinis and Tankini will often cover the stomach area. Obviously bikinis are worn in hot weather while swimming. The shape of bikinis resemble women's underwear, and the lower part can range from revealing thong or g-string to more modest square-cut shorts.

Prior to the modern bikinis we are accustomed to seeing at the beach, there is a relatively long history of predecessors to bikinis dating back to antiquity. Modern bikinis were invented by the Frenchman Louis R�ard in 1946 who coined the term bikini after Bikini Atoll and since this was the site of extensive nuclear weapons testing which he felt gave the apparel a futuristic sounding name which would create a buzz figuratively similar to the buzz around nuclear devices.

Bikinis are perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe due to the power of women since the emancipation of swimwear symbolized by bikinis has always been linked to the emancipation of women.

The history of the bikini is a checkered one. The earliest evidence of a bikini-like costume dates back to the Chalcolithic era, as the mother-goddess of �atalh�y�k, a large ancient settlement in southern Anatolia, is depicted astride two leopards wearing garb akin to a modern bikini. Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes are on Greek urns and paintings dating back to 1400 BC. Active women of ancient Greece wore a breastband called a mastodeton or an apodesmos, which continued to be used as an undergarment in the Middle Ages. While men in ancient Greece abandoned the perizoma, partly high-cut briefs and partly loincloth, women performers and acrobats continued to wear it. Artwork dating back to the Diocletian period (286-305 AD) in Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily depicts women in garments resembling bikinis in mosaics on the floor. The images of ten women, dubbed the "Bikini Girls", exercising in clothing that would pass as bikinis today, are the most replicated mosaic among the 37 million colored tiles at the site. Archeological finds, especially in Pompeii, show the Roman goddess Venus wearing a bikini. A statue of Venus in a bikini was found in cupboard in the southwest corner in Casa della Venere, others were found in the front hall. A statue of Venus was recovered from the tablinum of the house of Julia Felix, and another from an atrium at the garden at Via Dell'Abbondanza.

The modern bikini started to emerge again in 1907, when Australian swimmer and performer Annette Kellerman was arrested on a Boston beach for wearing a form-fitting one-piece which became an accepted swimsuit for women by 1910. Pictures of her were produced as evidence in the Esquire magazine versus United States Postmaster General legal battle over indecency in 1943. In 1913, inspired by the introduction of females into Olympic swimming, the designer Carl Jantzen made the first functional two-piece swimwear, a close-fitting one-piece with shorts on the bottom and short sleeves on top. By the 1930s, necklines plunged at the back, sleeves disappeared and sides were cut away. Hollywood endorsed the new glamour with films such as Neptune's Daughter in which Esther Williams wore provocatively named costumes such as "Double Entendre" and "Honey Child". With new materials like lastex and nylon, by 1934 the swimsuit started hugging the body and had shoulder straps to lower for tanning. Burlesque and vaudeville performers wore two-piece outfits in the 1920s, and in 1932 French designer Madeleine Vionnet offered an exposed midriff in an evening gown.

By the early 1940s two-piece swimsuits were frequent on American beaches. Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner tried similar swimwear or beachwear. Pin ups of Hayworth and Esther Williams in the costume were widely distributed. Finally, the modern bikini was introduced by French engineer Louis R�ard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946. R�ard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother's lingerie boutique near Les Folies Berg�res in Paris. Heim was working on a new kind of beach costume. It comprised two pieces, the bottom large enough to cover its wearer's navel. In May 1946, he advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". R�ard named his swimsuit the �bikini,� taking the name from the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific where testing on the new atomic bomb was occurring that summer. Historians assume Reard termed his swimsuit the �bikini� because he believed its revealing style would create reactions among people similar to those created by America�s atomic bomb in Japan just one summer earlier. R�ard sliced the top off the bottoms and advertised it as "smaller than the smallest swimsuit". R�ard could not find a model to wear his design. He ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris. That bikini, a string bikini with a g-string back of 30 square inches (194 cm2) of clothes with newspaper type printed across, was introduced on July 5 at Piscine Molitor, a public pool in Paris. Heim's design was the first worn on the beach, but clothing was given its name by R�ard.

The bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. A regular bikini is defined as a two pieces of garments that cover the groin and buttocks at the lower end and the breasts in the upper end. Some bikinis can offer a large amount of coverage, while other bikinis provide only the barest minimum. Topless variants may still be considered bikinis, although technically no longer two-piece swimsuits. Along with a variation in designs, the term bikini was followed by an often hilarious lexicon including the monokini (top part missing), seekini (transparent bikini), tankini (tank top, bikini bottom), camikini (camisole top and bikini bottom) and hikini. Since fashions of different centuries exist beside one another in early 21st century, though it is possible to imagine a woman combining a bikini and a 1910 bathing costume.

Bikini tops come in several different styles and cuts, including a halter-style neck that offers more coverage and support, a strapless bandeau, a rectangular strip of fabric covering the breasts that minimizes large breasts, a top with cups similar to a push-up bra, and the more traditional triangle cups that lift and shape the breasts. Bikini bottoms vary in style and cut and in the amount of coverage they offer, coverage ranging anywhere from complete underwear-style coverage, as in the case of more modest bottom pieces like briefs, shorts, or briefs with a small skirt-panel attached, to almost full exposure, as in the case of the thong bikini. Skimpier styles have narrow sides, including V-cut (in front), French cut (with high-cut sides) and low-cut string (with string sides). In just one major fashion show in 1985 were two-piece suits with cropped tank tops instead of the usual skimpy bandeaux, suits that are bikinis in front and one-piece in back, suspender straps, ruffles, and daring, navel-baring cutouts.Subsequent variations on the theme include the monokini, tankini, string bikini, thong, slingshot, minimini, teardrop, and micro.