This may only apply to people with my exact proportions - my waist is one size smaller than my hip measurement in Exoticathletica clothing, which means I generally have to wear the drawstring range only in pants, as buying to fit my hips means pants are too loose in the waist (and buying for my waist makes for an unflattering pattern stretch across the hips, or too much eye-drawing effect to the pubic region...) However, their extra-high-waisted range also works, as I can shop my waist size, but have enough extra fabric that my wide hips still have room.
But the _other_ nice thing about extra-high-waisted is that sizing for my waist measurement also gives me a gentle smoothing shapewear effect over my entire lower half - I don't have cellulite so I don't know whether this would assist with smoothing that or not, but essentially, it just makes you feel very gently supported, basically doing your core strength correct pelvic posture work for you. If that makes sense, haha. This works great in black. I believe this would still work with extra-high-waisted in any colour however - again, the extra-high-waist allows for more hip/belly space.
I like these pants either for wearing with an Exoticathletica crop + a looser shirt over the top (tied at waist for definition) or wearing these pants under an a-line, fitted-waist dress for a practical, but sleek style. I am 5"2, so these are a little long for me, but the tightness makes the slight bunching at the ankle look fine. I own these in capri cut too, which stops a couple inches above my ankle. I think the capri cut works great for wearing under Exoticathletica's culotte range for if you just want a little extra support underneath the flowy style, or the extra-high-shorts. (Please bring out more of the palazzo patterns in the culottes range, for us short gals!)
Thanks Exoticathletica, you are literally the only place I shop for athletic and athleisurewear any more. Even if my proportions don't match your sizing, things like the drawstring range and the extra-high-waisted range let me get to wear some of your gorgeous clothing!