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

SLIMsational Swim Dress

SLIMsational Swim Dress

UjENA SLIMsational Swim DressThis SLIMsational swim dress is so classy and looks great on those who..

$39.50 $79.00

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

Crochet Islander Cover Up

Crochet Islander Cover Up

A UjENA Exclsive design hand crocheted in our UjENA factory. Special open fish net stitch creates a..

$149.00 $298.00

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

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

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

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

Navy Sport Slimsuit

Navy Sport Slimsuit

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

$49.00 $98.00

Calypso Goddess

Calypso Goddess

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

$49.50 $99.00

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

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

Banded Halter Bikini

Banded Halter Bikini

This simple, body loving bikini is the best combination! Halter top and banded bottoms will look so..

$41.00 $82.00

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

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

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

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

Faux Suede Vogue Skirted Bikini

Faux Suede Vogue Skirted Bikini

The Skirted Vogue Bikini is all fashion forward in our faux suede microfiber fabric and is swimwear..

$129.00 $258.00

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

Army Brat Camo Sport Bikini

Army Brat Camo Sport Bikini

This camouflage bikini is the perfect suit for the more active beach bound babe! Feel sexy while to..

$48.00 $96.00

Easee Fit Sapphire Action Bikini Cheeky

Easee Fit Sapphire Action Bikini Cheeky

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

$89.00 $178.00

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

Black Sheer Festival String Bikini

Black Sheer Festival String Bikini

This black String Bikini is sheer lace on the top only, for a peek-a-boo look. Dare to fe..

$89.00 $178.00

French Royalty Bikini

French Royalty Bikini

A must have at any resort! You will feel like French Royalty when you hit the beach, lake, or pool&..

$128.00 $256.00

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

Country Garden Peach Tankini

Country Garden Peach Tankini

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

$124.00 $148.00

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

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

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

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

Midnight Leopard G-String

Midnight Leopard G-String

This sun loving G is perfect any time day or night!  Take a moonlight prowl to get the full f..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

Black Sheer Stripes Bikini

Black 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

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 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

American Curvy Girl Bikini

American Curvy Girl Bikini

Show off your American Curves in this simple, sexy bikini that is perfect for the bustier, curvier ..

$37.00 $74.00

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

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

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

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

Caribbean Crochet Bikini

Caribbean Crochet Bikini

Handmade Crochet CollectionFeel the difference in UjENA's hand made Crochet Caribbean Bikini in whi..

$99.00 $198.00

Spa Botanico Tankini Plus

Spa Botanico Tankini Plus

Look and feel your best when lounging under the sun in this relaxing and comfortable Spa Botanico T..

$41.00 $82.00

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

Calypso

Calypso

The Calypso Bikini will make your body look amazing. Colorful accents were added to the top and bot..

$119.00 $238.00

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

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

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

Lealia Orchid Vogue Rio

Lealia Orchid Vogue Rio

The Vogue top is paired with the Rio bottoms for an exclusive UjENA Bikini. Mix and match with the ..

$84.50 $169.00

Diamond Head Chamois Bikini

Diamond Head Chamois Bikini

This bikini is our most famous suit ever! We have taken soft, washable Lambskin imported from New Z..

$94.50 $189.00

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

Classic Black Monroe Bikini

Classic Black Monroe Bikini

This full coverage bikini will make you look slim, trim and sexy. The black twisted Halter Top and ..

$44.00 $88.00

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.