I purchased these Vero Flare Leggings recently in a Medium (5'6", 140 lb). The material is quite thin and super soft. The wide waist band is so comfortable it's just delicious. It feels like a soft second skin - really nice - but it is truly a legging down to the knees and then flares to the ankle. I didn't expect it to be so skin-hugging all the way down. Younger people who wear leggings out about town will have no problems. Women over 60 may not be as comfortable. If I wear tunic length tops with them I will be ok wearing them out in a casual setting. Or I may hang out in the house in them. All the time. Did I mention they are really soft?