I bought these shorts for my wife to help get through a sweltering summer move out of the desert. This is what she says: "They are not as short as they appear in the picture and I love that you can modify the length. The cuffs add a bit of width to the short, but not so much that it looks weird. The material is light enough to accommodate the hot weather, but not so light that the shorts don't have any structure. The ruching on the front pockets gives these some character. They're the perfect functional short for casual activities, but cute enough to wear out to lunch. Definitely one of the first pairs of shorts I'll pull out on the weekend. I'm 5'4", 120lbs and the smalls fit perfect. "