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It's Carnival time!

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:01 AM
'Soca Is Life' for Davina, dressed in the eye-catching Hollywood costume.
It's 'Time To Wine' and head for the Road March on April 3.
Jomanda is the 'Champion Winer' in her Wild band costume
When the music starts, it's time to "Wuk Yuh Waist' for Ashliean in Dreams costume.
In the Hollywood band, you better 'Fling Yuh Bumper'
Dominick is ready for 'Action' dressed in the Hollywood costume.
Kemar, in the Dreams band costume, is ready to 'Man Up'. Bacchanal Photoshoot 2016
The ladies will be saying 'Oh me oh my' when they see Richard playing mas in the Razzle band.
Long after the bands have packed up, Queen Couture boots are fashionable all year round.
Jomanda shows the back of her Wild costume
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It's that time of year again when bright colours, feathers, and itsy bitsy pieces of fabric are paraded on the streets of the Corporate Area by revellers from all across the island and the Caribbean.

It's clearly Bacchanal time again! The music is forever sweet, but over the years, the design of the costumes have evolved in more ways than one. On one side of the spectrum, costumes have become more skimpy - less material is used, just covering the 'necessary' areas. And, on the other, there are costumes to suit and accentuate the curves of the more full-figured women. And, of course, boots have become a staple with carnival costumes over the years. The streets of the Corporate Area will be a sea of revellers for Bacchanal Jamaica Road March on April 3.

Designs may change, but there are standard accessories that are perennial such as headpieces, tiaras, as well as bands for the arms and legs. To the soundtrack of some of the big hits coming out of Trinidad and Tobago carnival (hint: check out the captions), our models brighten up today's centrespread showing off some of the colourful pieces from three bands that will be participating in Bacchanal 2016.