These are my ankles. I love my ankles. I love them more than usual when they’re balanced above these glorious Marni platform sandals, but even when they’re not, they still get loads of love from me. They’re sturdy and flexible, but simultaneously delicate and elegant. They pair equally well with chunky platforms and ankle boots, flat sandals and towering pumps. They make capris and cigarette pants look sophisticated and ladylike. They’ve never been broken or even twisted, despite my relentlessly catastrophic clumsiness. They just plain rock.
Why am I writing a gushy ode to my ankles? Because I feel that far too often we focus on the showy, magazine-lauded, sexually-interesting body parts – legs, abs, breasts, arms – and skim over our body underdogs. Some of the details of our bodies are what truly define our physical forms.
So let’s hear it for the oft-overlooked but always-alluring body parts: What are your body underdogs? Why do you love them so? Don’t be shy!