These are lovely lightweight material soft to touch and they drape nicely. Gorgeous vibrant colours. I thought they might be a bit long as I'm only 5 ft 2 in but they are fine with the ankles being elasticated - also my friend has tried them and they are fine for her too at 5 ft 7 in. I wore them for my yoga class today, they were comfortable for all the poses and were much admired. I am a size 16 and wouldn't want the elastic waist any tighter.