Sea Stars Banded Thong Bikini

Sea Stars Banded Thong Bikini

The favorite Banded Bikini in sea stars looks just like a coral reef. The Banded Bikini is kn..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

Easee Fit Action Bronze Cheeky Bikini

Easee Fit Action Bronze Cheeky Bikini

Easee Fit Collection The most comfortable bikini in the world, UjENA's Easee Fit. Top feels so comf..

$89.00 $178.00

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

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

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

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

Neon Beach Side Tie Bikini

Neon Beach Side Tie Bikini

This bikini is super beachy and totally fun! Made from our black, white and grey stripes outlined i..

$34.50 $69.00

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

Rosy Tonga String

Rosy Tonga String

UjENA Sheer CollectionLush sculptured baby roses are selectively crafted to cover you in&..

$129.00 $258.00

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

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

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

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

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

Strappy Red White And Blue Bikini

Strappy Red White And Blue Bikini

This bikini will have you feeling very sexy! Celebrate the Red, White, & Blue in fashioin with ..

$99.00 $198.00

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

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

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

Navy Sailor Stripes Bikini

Navy Sailor Stripes Bikini

This Vintage Sailor Stripes Bikini is sure to get a seal of approval! Totally nautical, this swimsu..

$43.00 $86.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Calypso Goddess

American Calypso Goddess

Be an All American Girl in this vintage, patriotic, and body slimming bikini! Our underwi..

$44.74 $89.48

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

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

Gauze Tankini

Gauze Tankini

This tankini is for Every Body! The perfect tankini to hang out by the pool with your kids, window ..

$44.50 $89.00

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

Olive Fantasy Jungle Royalty Bikini

Olive Fantasy Jungle Royalty Bikini

Be in the wild and feel the tropics where high fashion hits the fungle in our Fantasy Jungle Olive&..

$128.00 $256.00

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

Easee Fit Emerald Action Bikini Cheeky

Easee Fit Emerald Action Bikini Cheeky

Easee Fit Collection The most comfortable bikini in the world, UjENA's Easee Fit. Top feels so comf..

$89.00 $178.00

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Electric Coral Open Back Tankini

Electric Coral Open Back Tankini

Electric Coral Open-Back Tankini This tankini is for Every Body with a little bit of sexiness added!..

$39.50 $79.00

Confetti Ring Halter Banded Bikini

Confetti Ring Halter Banded Bikini

This Confetti Ring Banded Bikini will have you turning heads at the beach all day long. Halter band..

$41.00 $82.00

Tropic Fever Easee Fit Cheeky Bikini

Tropic Fever Easee Fit Cheeky Bikini

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

$79.00 $158.00

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

Bahia Aqua Bikini

Bahia Aqua Bikini

The ultimate cheeky bikini! Just imagine yourself on the beach in this all high fashionable bikini ..

$96.00 $192.00

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

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.