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

Sport Slimsuit

Sport Slimsuit

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

$49.00 $98.00

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

Fourth of July Tonga

Fourth of July Tonga

This bikini is so patriotic and a bit revealing too! Celebrate the USA in style. Sliding triangle t..

$39.50 $79.00

Neon Halter Sport Bikini

Neon Halter Sport Bikini

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

$37.00 $74.00

Peach Malibu Bikini

Peach Malibu Bikini

This action sport bikini is made in our Easee Fit design. Body loving fabric hugs you without rubber..

$96.00 $192.00

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

New Orleans Gold Metallic Bikini

New Orleans Gold Metallic Bikini

From Mardi Gras, to the French Quarter, to the beach, you will be the center of attention in this l..

$44.74 $89.48

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

Sparkle Teeny G-String Bikini

Sparkle Teeny G-String Bikini

Hot Hot Hot! This g-string is sparkling and sheer! Super sexy and high fashion, this bikini is grea..

$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

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

Sun And Sand Halter Top And Slider Bottom Bikini

Sun And Sand Halter Top And Slider Bottom Bikini

This bright bikini is the ultimate beach bikini. Perfect for that volleyball game or roller blading..

$43.00 $86.00

Mirage IRD Dots Bikini

Mirage IRD Dots Bikini

Mirage Bikini is a true classic string bikini and in the color nude the illusion of your body will ..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

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

Black Lovers Beach Open Back Tankini

Black Lovers Beach Open Back Tankini

Just like Lovers Beach nestled in the waters of Cabo San Lucas, this tankini is a true hidden gem. ..

$39.50 $79.00

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

Sheer Sparkle Sorbet Swim Dress

Sheer Sparkle Sorbet Swim Dress

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

$139.00 $278.00

Strapless Twist Bikini

Strapless Twist Bikini

This strapless twist top will hug you tight and accentuate your bust. This full-fit bikini guarante..

$37.00 $74.00

My Frenchee Thong Bikini

My Frenchee Thong Bikini

UjENA My Frenchee Thong BikiniYou will look so hot in this bikini.  Amazing supportive bandeau ..

$79.00 $158.00

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

Peach Sport Slimsuit

Peach Sport Slimsuit

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

$49.00 $98.00

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

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

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

Monroe Shaper Bikini

Monroe Shaper Bikini

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

$44.50 $89.00

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

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

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

Flirty Skirted Halter Bikini

Flirty Skirted Halter Bikini

Flippy and flirty and perfect for all beach babes. If you love just a little more coverage, this is..

$54.00 $108.00

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

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

My Frenchee String Bikini

My Frenchee String Bikini

UjENA My Frenchee String BikiniClassic string bikini in mesh with black dot over pale pink.  S..

$79.00 $158.00

Bamboo Seychelles Crochet

Bamboo Seychelles Crochet

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

$84.50 $169.00

Coral Full Figure Tankini

Coral Full Figure Tankini

UjENA Coral Full Figure Tankini Plus This tankini provides extra coverage for those that want to st..

$46.50 $93.00

Rosy Halter Swim Dress

Rosy Halter Swim Dress

Lush 3D sculptured baby roses are selectively crafted to cover you in UjENA's most popular sw..

$159.00 $318.00

Teal Open Back Tankini

Teal Open Back Tankini

This tankini is forEvery Body with a little bit of sexiness added!This open-back tankini in Teal Mat..

$39.50 $79.00

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

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

Black and White Thong Bikini

Black and White Thong Bikini

The perfect banded thong. Black and white color combination is so classic! Triangle Top and fold ov..

$39.74 $79.48

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

Zebra Outline Bikini

Zebra Outline Bikini

The outlined bikini is sporty and fun. Ready for action on the beach, at the lake, or in the pool! ..

$69.00 $138.00

Nude Colombian Bikini

Nude Colombian Bikini

This stylish suit is fun, daring, and almost sheer! The top and bottoms are a perfect pair that can..

$34.50 $69.00

Black Sheer Stripes Swim Dress

Black Sheer Stripes Swim Dress

This Black Sheer Stripes Swim dress is so flattering and has a peek-a-boo look to it with sheer fab..

$36.00 $72.00

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

Blue Hawaiian Brazilian

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

$99.00 $198.00

Electric Coral Vogue Slider Skirted Bikini

Electric Coral Vogue Slider Skirted Bikini

Be cutesy, sexy and totally ready for summer is your Coral Vogue Side Tie Skirted Bikini. The t..

$98.00 $196.00

French Sparkle G-String Bikini

French Sparkle G-String Bikini

You are going to look so sexy in this French g-sring biknii. It has enough shimmer to light up the ..

$89.50 $179.00

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

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

Black Itsy Bitsy Bikini

Black Itsy Bitsy Bikini

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

$59.00 $118.00

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.