Hottest Winter Fashions

From New York to L.A., see what trends PEOPLE style director Susan Kaufman calls the must-haves for the season. By Serena Kappes

  • TREND: TULIP SKIRT photo | Alexis Bledel, Ashanti, Lucy Liu

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Updated: Sunday Dec 25, 2005 | 06:00 AM EST

TREND: TULIP SKIRT

The flared hem of tulip skirts (on Ashanti, Alexis Bledel and Lucy Liu) balances out the hips, creating one of the most wearable silhouettes, Kaufman says. Another plus: They have "the sexiness of a pencil skirt, but you can walk in them."