Before I bought these shorts, I owned a pair of teal v-front shorts, grey shorts and black bikers. I had been needing a pair of not high-waist black shorts to wear under costumes for a while. I decided to order these because of the price, shorter leg and moderate waist. I am satisfied because of the price, the fact that the shorts are snug without being uncomfortable, have a shorter leg, and are made well.
One thing that doesn't bother me that might bother another person is the fact that the waist cuts at the hip, not at all above. Combined with the higher cut legs, they would be a little inappropriate to wear by themselves to class. If a minimal look is what your want, then these are the idea shorts. Overall, I would suggest them to go under costumes for a show, or to wear to class with a leotard and/or tights.