These are soooo fun. They are bold and make a statement, so you have to be okay with that. They worked well on curvier and straighter body types because of good fit and fabric heft. High rise, but not too high rise. They are not slimming, and that's not a bad thing! You don't need to wear things that make you look long and lean all the time. Where is the fun in that? These are fashionably fabulous, fun, and a quality piece. Go for it if you like the vibe.