Carmen 4 Arrived the next day. The material is soft, smooth and stretches. It is tight around the thighs and hips as described. Short exactly as I had hoped. The way it is designed it can be pulled up higher on the waist to make it shorter or dropped lower to add some length. The waist band is a nice touch. 5cm in height. Total length from waist band to hem is 37cm. Including the waist band: 43cm. With the waistband on the waist the hem comes to mid-thigh.