Espania Garden Bohemian Slider

Espania Garden Bohemian Slider

 Espania Garden BikiniThe Bohemian Slider will become your favorite bikini for basking in ..

$79.00 $158.00

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

Paddle Board Bikini

Paddle Board Bikini

This is the ultimate sporty beach bikini! The banded crossback halter top goes over your shoulders ..

$42.00 $84.00

Sheer When-Wet Colombian Bikini

Sheer When-Wet Colombian Bikini

Sheer When-Wet Colombian Bikini This stylish suit is fun, fresh and sheer! The top and bottoms are a..

$34.50 $69.00

Sailor Stripes Bikini

Sailor Stripes Bikini

UjENA Sailor Stripes BikiniThis Sailor Stripes bikini is sure to get a seal of approval! Totally na..

$48.00 $96.00

Body Shaper Bikini

Body Shaper Bikini

Shape every inch of your body while looking like a star! Our Monroe top is the best. Ties at the ne..

$48.00 $96.00

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

Panama Viper Bikini

Panama Viper Bikini

UjENA Panama Viper Bikini - Tie-side and Scrunch back.  Orange on bright yellow is the co..

$119.00 $238.00

Black Cheeky Short Bikini

Black Cheeky Short Bikini

Simple, sexy and perfect for the bustier curvier girl. The ties are a little bigger than general st..

$34.50 $69.00

Camo Ring Banded Bikini

Camo Ring Banded Bikini

UjENA Camo Ring Banded If you LOVE Camo, you will LOVE this bikini. We have combined our most popul..

$41.00 $82.00

Watermelon Brazilian Bikini

Watermelon Brazilian Bikini

Bright and eye catching, this High-Cut Brazilian bikini is the ideal suit. The Triangle top adjusts..

$34.50 $69.00

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

Jewell Of The Nile Banded Bikini

Jewell Of The Nile Banded Bikini

The favorite Banded Bikini is now available in color print called, "Jewel Of The Nile". The Banded ..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

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

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

Classic Marilyn Tankini

Classic Marilyn Tankini

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

$44.50 $89.00

Turquoise La Lola Tankini

Turquoise La Lola Tankini

Sofisticated and Oh so classy all in one bikini, known as a tankini! This turquoise ..

$89.00 $178.00

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

Cool Mint Ring Banded Bikini

Cool Mint Ring Banded Bikini

Cool as can be! This Cool Mint Ring Banded Bikini will have you turning heads at the beach all day ..

$38.00 $76.00

Cancun Calypso

Cancun Calypso

Our classic Calypso Bikini style in multi neon colors will look so slimming on you. This fuller cov..

$119.00 $238.00

Maroon Calypso

Maroon Calypso

Our classic Calypso Bikini style in this crimson color will make you look so sexy and sop..

$95.68 $191.36

Cali Beach Party

Cali Beach Party

UjENA Cali Beach Party - Scrunch Back FeatureClassic string bikini in this sizzling hot pi..

$79.00 $158.00

Coral Sport Slimsuit

Coral Sport Slimsuit

The ultimate sport bikini supports you in any action making you look slim all at the same..

$98.00 $196.00

Coral Teeny G-String

Coral Teeny G-String

Super sexy, super tiny!  This teeny g-string bikini is as small as we could get it.&..

$59.00 $118.00

Gypsy Girl Belted Bikini

Gypsy Girl Belted Bikini

Be a bohemian gypsy girl in this bright and fun tribal print bikini! You will be set you apart from..

$31.24 $62.48

Teal Sheer Mirage Bikini

Teal Sheer Mirage Bikini

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

$99.00 $198.00

Mint Leopard Tankini

Mint Leopard Tankini

UjENA is bringing sexy back! This tankini is for Every Body with a little bit of sexiness added! Th..

$39.50 $79.00

Lealia Orchid LaLola Skirted Bikini

Lealia Orchid LaLola Skirted Bikini

Sofisticated and Oh So Tropical all in one bikini! This Tankini offers coverage like..

$99.00 $198.00

Black Gauze Bohemian Slider Bikini

Black Gauze Bohemian Slider Bikini

The Bohemian Slider is all cotton bikini for basking in the sun. You will feel natural in this class..

$79.00 $158.00

Banana Seychelles Crochet Bikini

Banana Seychelles Crochet Bikini

Handmade Crochet CollectionJust like the bikinis found on the beaches in Rio, this crochet bikini h..

$56.00 $112.00

Orange Baby Blue Jean Bikini Short

Orange Baby Blue Jean Bikini Short

Orange Baby Blue Jean Bikini Short  by UjENA You will look so hot in these Bikini Shorts.&..

$42.50 $85.00

Olive Fantasy Jungle Royalty Bikini

Olive Fantasy Jungle Royalty Bikini

Be in the wild and feel the tropics where high fashion hits the fungle in our Fantasy Jungle Olive&..

$128.00 $256.00

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

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

Orange Crush Slimsuit

Orange Crush Slimsuit

Slip into this ultimate sport suit and crush the competition! Orange Crush fabric looks amazing on ..

$53.00 $106.00

Black Skirted Underwire Swimsuit

Black Skirted Underwire Swimsuit

This body loving suit will make you look amazing. The push-up underwire top has soft padding and ti..

$59.50 $119.00

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

Tropic Fever Easee Fit Cheeky Bikini

Tropic Fever Easee Fit Cheeky Bikini

Easee Fit CollectionThe most comfortable bikini in the world, UjENA's Easee Fit. Top feels so comfo..

$79.00 $158.00

Silver and Black Bikini

Silver and Black Bikini

Our Silver and Black bikini is sexy and high fashion.  The black looks and feels lik..

$119.00 $238.00

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

Orange Crush Ring Banded Bikini

Orange Crush Ring Banded Bikini

Slip into this suit on and crush the other beach goers! This crackled orange and white bikini will ..

$41.00 $82.00

Sailor Girl Swim Dress

Sailor Girl Swim Dress

UjENA Sailor Girl Swim DressThis swim dress is a must have for your next vacation. This patriotic p..

$44.50 $89.00

Festival Open Back Orange Tankini

Festival Open Back Orange Tankini

Festival ready! Open Back Tankini in Neon Orange is designed for those who love the feel of a ..

$34.00 $68.00

Navy Sailor Stripes Bikini

Navy Sailor Stripes Bikini

This Vintage Sailor Stripes Bikini is sure to get a seal of approval! Totally nautical, this swimsu..

$43.00 $86.00

Sheer Star Tonga

Sheer Star Tonga

UjENA Sheer Big Star Tonga BikiniThis bikini is skimpy, sheer and patriotic! Celebrate the USA in d..

$39.50 $79.00

Costa Rican Floral Side Tie Bikini

Costa Rican Floral Side Tie Bikini

Feel the tropics all around you as you wear this island beauty print! This  classic string bik..

$37.00 $74.00

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

Mystic Sport Tankini

Mystic Sport Tankini

Sport Tankini in white and royal with a Mystic Aurora of Northern Lights mesh to keep the..

$99.00 $198.00

Gauze Pink String Bikini

Gauze Pink String Bikini

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

$59.00 $118.00

Calypso Goddess

Calypso Goddess

Calypso GoddessThe ultimate black bikini that will make your body achieve Perfect Curves! Shape eve..

$49.50 $99.00

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.