This picture series really points out the rise at the back of the pant. There called a medium rise but on me at times it goes over my belly button and I find it to be a slightly lower than high rise pant which is really great for someone with a shelf butt. I get full coverage. The waist is also pretty thin so you don’t see it through, say a thin white Pima T-shirt. Also, the luon feels pretty thin in comparison to my Wunder Grooves so it’s more like a legging but you can wear it with a short top. I find it forgives my less than smooth areas.