: Ellen Warren
, senior correspondent for the Chicago TribunePURPOSE
: To discourage women from wearing caprisCAPRIS, AKA
: "The fashion equivalent of the BP Gulf oil gusher"CRIMES OF CAPRIS
: Creating "stumpy" legs, large rears, the fiction of summer comfortTHAT ARGUMENT ABOUT CAPRIS BEING MORE COMFORTABLE
: "What, your ankles are hottest part of your body?"ONE POSSIBLE UPSIDE TO CAPRIS
: "They hide bad knees," says an Omaha teacherA CORRESPONDING DOWNSIDE
: They highlight "cankles"DEFINITION OF A 'CANKLE'
: "Hefty calves and thick ankles"WARREN'S CONCLUSION
: "I see victory, one capri-wearer at a time"
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