This is me at my most casual, apart from that time I twisted my ankle and had to wear flats and a support bandage. That was an emotional month. I tried to cheer myself up by matching the bandage to my tea dress but deep down I knew that colour-coordination only drew attention to the swelling.
I hate my legs and seriously considered leg lengthening surgery until I saw some terrifying photographs and an even more terrifying five-figure price tag. Luckily, the high-waistband on these shorts non-surgically adds a couple of inches to my inch-deprived limbs and breaks no bones in the process.
Winter is a great excuse for black opaques but in the summer when I’m feeling tanned and reckless and usually when I’m in a country where I don’t know anyone, I’ll brave this look bare-legged.
Here are some shorts that work all year round – just add tights if your legs turn blue.