Pining for your legs? Here's how to get them out, even in the depths of winter

Jumper, £59; Leather skirt, £165; Boots, £235, all & Other Stories

Hello, my name is Lisa, and I haven’t seen my legs since last June. That was the holiday in Greece. Since then, somehow it’s always been trouser weather.

My deep-background research (as Michael Wolff would probably call it) confirms this is a widely shared phenomenon. Trousers are the gods of the modern wardrobe, especially now we’ve moved on from the any-colour-so-long-as-it’s-black-and-any-style-so-long-as-it’s-skinny era. Pink or sequined, checked or appliqued. Cropped or floor grazing, slouchy or high-waist paper bags – practically all trousers look current, except, predictably, the very skinny black ones. Meghan Markle made headlines when she wore a wide-leg black pair on official duty this week- royals usually stick to skirts, but such is the power of trousers.

But – and I never thought I’d say this – sometimes you want to wear something that categorically isn’t trousers, or a jumpsuit,...

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