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

Easee Fit Emerald Action Thong Bikini

Easee Fit Emerald Action Thong Bikini

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

$89.00 $178.00

Palm Island Tankini Plus

Palm Island Tankini Plus

Have a tropical getaway in this baby-doll style tankini top and short combo! The Palm Island fabric..

$32.50 $65.00

Neon Lemon Brazilian Bikini

Neon Lemon Brazilian Bikini

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

$34.50 $69.00

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

Pistachio Nouveau Bandeau Bikini

Pistachio Nouveau Bandeau Bikini

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

$74.00 $148.00

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

Crochet Long Sleeve Islander Cover-Up

Crochet Long Sleeve Islander Cover-Up

A UjENA Exclsive design hand crocheted in our UjENA factory. Long sleeve shirt style cover up ..

$149.00 $298.00

Royal Islands Minimizer Plus Size Swimsuit

Royal Islands Minimizer Plus Size Swimsuit

The Royal Islands Minimizer looks amazing on all body types but is especially great for fuller bust..

$44.50 $89.00

Polka Dot Underwire Plus Swimsuit

Polka Dot Underwire Plus Swimsuit

This 1950's curvalicious bikini is the ultimate slimming bikini! Shape your body and look like a be..

$49.50 $99.00

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

Easee Fit Emerald Action Full Bikini

Easee Fit Emerald Action Full Bikini

Easee Fit CollectionSwimwear for sport just got fashionable! The most comfortable bikini in the worl..

$96.00 $192.00

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

Minimizer Sport Shorts Bikini

Minimizer Sport Shorts Bikini

The ultimate sport suit! Minimizing crossback top with minimal cleavage exposure and high waisted s..

$44.50 $89.00

Sheer Sparkle Teal Swimdress

Sheer Sparkle Teal Swimdress

Welcome to luxury! This gold glittery, lightweight sparkle fabric panel paired with our teal m..

$139.00 $278.00

Bohemian Safari Braided Bikini

Bohemian Safari Braided Bikini

UjENA Bohemian Safari Braided BikiniGo safari on the beach, at the pool or up the river.  ..

$119.00 $238.00

Coral Reef String Bikini

Coral Reef String Bikini

UjENA Coral Reef String BikiniThe coral reefs can be found in the beautiful tropical oceans. &n..

$69.00 $138.00

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

Guava Sizzling String Outline Bikini

Guava Sizzling String Outline Bikini

This Guava Sizzling Bikini is simple with a non-sliding triangle top and side tie bottoms that adju..

$37.00 $74.00

Bahia Fantasy Jungle Olive Bikini

Bahia Fantasy Jungle Olive Bikini

The ultimate cheeky bikini! Just imagine yourself in the tropics strolling in the jungle ..

$119.00 $238.00

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

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

Hot Pink Festival Open Back Tankini

Hot Pink Festival Open Back Tankini

Festival ready! Open-Back Tankini in action summer HOT PINK! It is designed for those who..

$99.00 $198.00

Classic Thong Bikini

Classic Thong Bikini

This strapless twist top will hug you tight and accentuate your bust while the thong bottoms will r..

$34.50 $69.00

Fat Free One Piece Bikini

Fat Free One Piece Bikini

UjENA Fat Free One Piece BikiniIs it a one piece? Or a bikini? You decide.  This sexy suit tans..

$76.00 $152.00

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

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

Islander Crochet String Bikini

Islander Crochet String Bikini

Hand-Made Crochet CollectionA unique open weave style of crochet stitch in white and a touch of..

$139.00 $278.00

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

Neon Orange Calypso

Neon Orange Calypso

Our classic Calypso Bikini style in neon orange will look so slimming on you. This fuller cove..

$119.00 $238.00

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

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

Savage Bikini

Savage Bikini

This texture fabric will bring out the animal in you.  Play it up or play it down, y..

$89.00 $178.00

Jamaican Island Crochet Bikini

Jamaican Island Crochet Bikini

Handmade Crochet CollectionWith a unique style of crochet and a touch of red against the bamboo col..

$119.50 $239.00

Royal Sport Slimsuit

Royal Sport Slimsuit

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

$49.00 $98.00

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

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

Full Figure Bikini

Full Figure Bikini

UjENA Full Figure BikiniThis bikini is perfect for those that want a little more lift, coverage and..

$44.50 $89.00

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

La Risque Sexy Tankini Plus Swimsuit

La Risque Sexy Tankini Plus Swimsuit

This tankini has coverage but with a bit of sexiness.  The perfect tankini to hang o..

$39.50 $79.00

Peach Easee Fit Twist Bikini

Peach Easee Fit Twist Bikini

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

$74.00 $148.00

Halter Thong Bikini

Halter Thong Bikini

This simple long halter top is totally adjustable while the thong bottoms will reveal your best ass..

$31.00 $62.00

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

Floral and Royal Swim Dress

Floral and Royal Swim Dress

This swim dress is a must have for your next vacation. This sheer floral and matte royal fabric is ..

$34.24 $68.48

Hot Pink Thong Bikini

Hot Pink Thong Bikini

Show off your beautiful curves in this skimpy Triangle Top and Thong Bottom. The combination of the..

$34.50 $69.00

Banded Thong Bikini

Banded Thong Bikini

A sportier thong. Bright colors are combined with the classic Triangle Top and fold over Banded Thon..

$39.74 $79.48

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

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

$99.00 $198.00

Brazilian Bikini

Brazilian Bikini

Simple and sexy, this High-Cut Brazilian bikini is the ideal suit. The Triangle top adjusts everywh..

$34.50 $69.00

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

Metallic Swirl Bikini

Metallic Swirl Bikini

This sexy metallic swirl bikini is full of shine! Supportive halter top will fit so good and side t..

$129.00 $258.00

La Mademoiselle Fashion Swimsuit

La Mademoiselle Fashion Swimsuit

A chic, sophisticated bikini that sets you apart from the rest. Gorgeous pleated fabric with a touc..

$84.50 $169.00

Black Festival Open Back Tankini

Black Festival Open Back Tankini

Festival ready! Open-Back Tankini in romantic black is designed for those who love the feel of..

$99.00 $198.00

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.