I have the longer version of these shorts, which come to about mid-thigh...LOVE THEM! I bought the shorter version for summer skirts, as they are the perfect undergarment to hold my insulin pump when I don't have a pocket to slip it into. The XL of the short pair is not the same as the longer pair XL - the top edge is significantly below my belly button, causing the lovely muffin top to roll over it and then shorts to then roll downward. Feels uncomfortable like I'm in boy-shorts bikini bottoms. With the longer version, the top IS high-waisted and this never happens. The material is super-soft, so that's a plus but I'm pulling them up over my tummy constantly, especially when bending over or sitting down - then pulling the bottom of the legs down a bit as they're bunching up to the crotch area. Will still wear these to bed, but I'd be adjusting way too much to wear them in public under a skirt/dress.