Let me start with the negative...these are way way way too high in the waiste - as in after wearing them for an afternoon the waistband was under my bra strap! I am 5.4 and slightly short waisted - but that is ridiculous and quite frankly something i find/expect from Pennington brand items. As these were labeled AE i was disappointed in that. I have some other long leg briefs i bought from AE 2 years ago and they are the same length in the leg but come just above my belly button which is more comfortable. These also are not really shape wear as they are mostly cotton - but i actually like that because i don't care for shape wear anyhow - deal with my rolls world! So on a positive note...i love the fabric. I also like the length of the legs and that they are using stretchy lace. i also appreciate that they are gusseted(some of the PE pairs are not). They also last well if you wash on gentle/delicate and hang to dry.