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

Electric Coral Halter Banded Bikini

Electric Coral Halter Banded Bikini

This simple, bright and body loving bikini is the best combination! Crossover halter top works grea..

$41.00 $82.00

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

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

Guava Poolside Tankini Plus Swimsuit

Guava Poolside Tankini Plus Swimsuit

Plunging neck line with slight crossover front looks great on all bust sizes but is especially grea..

$44.50 $89.00

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

Lemon Festival Open Back Tankini

Lemon Festival Open Back Tankini

Festival ready! Open-Back Tankini in Neon Lemon is designed for those who love the feel o..

$99.00 $198.00

Confetti Royality Bikini

Confetti Royality Bikini

A must have at any resort! Spashes of color like confetti on white gives this top, s..

$128.00 $256.00

Sand Snake Itsy Bitsy

Sand 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

Metallic Calypso Goddess Bikini

Metallic Calypso Goddess Bikini

The ultimate shiny black bikini that will make your body look like you just stepped off the runway!..

$39.00 $78.00

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

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

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

Classic Rio

Classic Rio

UjENA Classic Rio BikiniThis strapless twist top will hug you tight and accentuate your bust. The h..

$59.00 $118.00

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

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

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

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

Black and White Banded Bikini

Black and White Banded Bikini

Our classic Calypso Underwire top paired with our Banded shorts in black and white will look so sli..

$48.50 $97.00

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

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

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

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

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

Tropicana Navy Cabana Bikini

Tropicana Navy Cabana Bikini

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

$96.00 $192.00

White IRD Bubbles Sheer Tonga

White IRD Bubbles Sheer Tonga

UjENA Sheer CollectionThis bikini is skimpy, sheer, and oh so bubbly with little dots of iridescent..

$89.00 $178.00

Picasso Sport Tankini

Picasso Sport Tankini

This versatile sport tankini can go anywhere and do anything in high fashion action! The support of..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

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

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

Star Spangled Braided

Star Spangled Braided

This suit is sizzling hot! Metallic stars and stripes fabric is so sleek, you will be the center of..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

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

Sheer Saint-Tropez Bikini

Sheer Saint-Tropez Bikini

UjENA Saint-Tropez BikiniSheer if you Dare!  Even if you can't make it to the beachs of France..

$76.00 $152.00

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

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

Curvy Girl Bikini

Curvy Girl Bikini

Bright, sexy and perfect for the bustier, curvier girl. This simple electric coral bikini is the id..

$37.00 $74.00

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

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

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

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

Easee Fit Black Action Full Bikini

Easee Fit Black Action Full Bikini

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

$96.00 $192.00

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

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

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

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

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

Lipstick Red Open-Back Tankini

Lipstick Red Open-Back Tankini

This Red with Red Fishnet Open-Back Tankini is designed for those that love their backs but still w..

$99.00 $198.00

Neon Lemon Sheer Topless Bikini

Neon Lemon Sheer Topless Bikini

Neon and bright, see-thru on the top, this bikini is anything but boring! Made from our sheer mesh ..

$37.00 $74.00

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

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.