The reason I’m enamoured is from the Barbara Walters Oscar Special. When asked about never wearing trousers*, she replied that she wears skirts exclusively because she fancies she has a “big bottom” and short legs. She also added, “I don’t understand why Americans wear shorts all the time. Why do they wear those horrible shorts? I don’t understand it.”
I had to nod vigorously during the broadcast because other than for physical activity, you will not see me wearing shorts in public. Yech. I can’t find a length or fabric of shorts that I like. It’s been that way for a few years now.
* A giggle escaped from me when Barbara Walters asked her why she never wears pants, the word that North Americans use that British say “trousers” instead. British-English (if I can call it that) defines “pants” as underwear. I do hope that Ms. Mirren is most often wearing pants then!