Not high rise. Not low rise. Not to short, not to long… they are PERFECT! I’m 5’5 and 150lbs. I Typically wear a size 4 in shorts or 6 in jeans due to my booty and legs.. the medium was PERFECT! AND THEY DONT BOW OUT IN THE BACK! My butt doesn’t hang out, the shorts are flattering and not over compressive so they don’t smash my cheeks. They are the perfect length and also look SUPER cute cuffed up. Built legs are hard to accommodate in shorts, because if they are to short you fall out and if they are too long they cut into your thighs. I can’t rave about these enough! Super comfy to wear all day. Don’t bag out if you sweat (I live in Arizona) and they are ultra soft! Just buy them!!! You won’t regret it.