These are for tall people. I'm short (5' 2"). Since there is a lovely border pattern at the bottom I don't think they'd look as good if they were hemmed. They're starting to pill after 2 months of wear & they're not stretchy either. I got them in White & they are see through. I must wear nude colored under-things with these. I kept them for pj pants but otherwise these are just not practical for me.