Olive Sheer Bubbles Tonga

Olive Sheer Bubbles Tonga

UjENA Sheer Collection This bikini is skimpy, sheer, and oh so bubbly with little dots of iridescen..

$89.00 $178.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bahia Black Bikini

Bahia Black Bikini

Bahia Black BikiniThe ultimate cheeky bikini! Just imagine yourself on the beach in this all high f..

$96.00 $192.00

Colombian Bikini

Colombian Bikini

This stylish suit is fun and fresh! The top and bottoms are a perfect pair that can be worn by anyo..

$34.50 $69.00

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

Country Garden Navy Tankini

Country Garden Navy Tankini

Easee Fit CollectionThis tankini is for Every Body! Sipping on a cola watching the sun go down or h..

$124.00 $248.00

Ivory Festival Open Back Tankini

Ivory Festival Open Back Tankini

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

$99.00 $198.00

Sea Star Sport Tankini

Sea Star Sport Tankini

Sport Tankini in Sea Stars on white has a magical feel to this fabric.  It..

$119.00 $238.00

Barcelona Thong Bikini

Barcelona Thong Bikini

Simple, solid and totally sexy. The triangle top ties at the neck and back. Paired with our thong b..

$29.50 $59.00

French Riviera Swim Dress

French Riviera Swim Dress

UjENA French Riviera Swim DressThis swim dress is so classy and looks great on those who are a litt..

$139.00 $278.00

Teal Malibu Bikini

Teal Malibu Bikini

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

$96.00 $192.00

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

Neon Lemon Beach Comber Bikini

Neon Lemon Beach Comber Bikini

This Neon Lemon Lime Beach Comber Bikini is super bright and adjusts everywhere for the perfect fit..

$31.00 $62.00

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

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

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

Sheer Stripes Bikini

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

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

Tropicana Black Cabana Bikini

Tropicana Black Cabana Bikini

Lying under the cabana feeling the warm breeze in this comfortable Easee Fit bikini with a tr..

$96.00 $192.00

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

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

Easee Fit Silver Action Full Bikini

Easee Fit Silver Action Full Bikini

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

$96.00 $192.00

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

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

Palm Island Halter Skirted Swimsuit

Palm Island Halter Skirted Swimsuit

This halter skirted bikini is the perfect bikini and outfit all in one. Palm Island fabric will hav..

$38.00 $76.00

Sheer When-Wet String Side Tie Bikini

Sheer When-Wet String Side Tie Bikini

This bright, fun and sheer bikini is the best. Super daring and full of color! The fabric is sheer ..

$34.50 $69.00

Pistachio Malibu Bikini

Pistachio Malibu Bikini

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

$96.00 $192.00

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

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

Calypso Banded Shorts

Calypso Banded Shorts

UjENA Body Shaper BikiniThis super sexy bikini is perfect for a woman with curves. The underwire to..

$49.50 $99.00

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

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

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

Sheer Diamond Underwire Top and Banded Thong Bikini

Sheer Diamond Underwire Top and Banded Thong Bikini

For the ultimate, sexy Bombshell bikini, look no further! This sheer underwire swimsuit will have y..

$57.00 $114.00

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

Royal Open Back Tankini

Royal Open Back Tankini

This tankini is for Every Body with a little bit of sexiness added!This open-back tankini in Ro..

$124.00 $248.00

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

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

Black La Lola Tankini

Black La Lola Tankini

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

$89.00 $178.00

Canary Islands Floral Halter Top and Minimizer Bottom Bikini

Canary Islands Floral Halter Top and Minimizer Bottom Bikini

The perfect bikini has arrived! The Canary Islands Minimizer looks amazing on all body types but is..

$49.00 $98.00

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.