It's March so spring break and bikinis are now in season. Seems too early for northern states still covered in fresh snow but somewhere in Florida, or Hawaii or California, there are bikinis breaking out to the beach, poolside or backyard getting some early suntime, funtime.

So what should we expect to see on the sandy shores (and later in the waves when things warm up a bit) in 2019?

We think you will see a lot of not-so-mainstream brands that are big in their own right on social media make a statement again this year. If you are new to social media brands or have never been on a social network (and not likely to start now) then you will see some of the best of those handmade designer styles featured here.

You will also see some of the social media influencers that have carved out a whole new channel for new brands to get the word out.