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How to avoid the ‘abominable snowperson’ look

Winter-weather fashions can leave a lot to be desired. Judy Gordon has terrific trends that’ll make you look stylish in the snow.
/ Source: TODAY

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Yes, it's time for fun in the fluffy stuff — and, unfortunately, the potential for style disasters brought on by clothes that can make you look like an inflated plastic snowperson.

As ever, we’re here to help. Whether you're a committed downhill, snowboard or cross-country ski buff — either at some carefully groomed resort or in the backwoods trails near your home — or you just want to stay warm and look good, we’ve got some stylish solutions.

Scroll down for the newest ski, accessories and outerwear trends in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.

What's next? Electronics giant Motorola plans to unveil a line of ski jackets with a cell phone and MP3 player built right in. There will be a device on the sleeve that will let you control incoming and outgoing calls and toggle back and forth to music. Just watch out for that tree! (Coming your way in late 2005.)

What's next? Atomic is working on sets of skis with different graphics, which you can mix and match to make your own style statement.

Because fingers and toes have to be covered during the winter, it’s a great time to coddle your hands and feet with special moisture-enhancing gloves and socks. A tried-and-true beauty trick is to moisturize overnight. Try Bliss’ Glamour Gloves or Softening Socks or relax with the help of lavender-scented booties from Smith & Hawken. Just heat in the microwave for a bit of foot therapy!

New Yorkers in the know regularly stop by Paragon Sports for their serious sports gear. You can visit them on the Web and find great ready-to-wear sports gear and clothing on sale at .

Get your mukluks from,, Gorsuch, Timberland or REI.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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