I picked up the medium size of these leggings locally as the sale price was fantastic. I have just begun Pilates a few months ago and starting to get some proper gear d as I finding the sale items helps me prioritize my budget for my lessons. I have the mid rise leggings with mesh inserts in the small and I like them, though they are not in a petite length. These ones being ankle style are naturally a little bit shorter. Anyway, the medium size is comfortable but still a bit too long, in fact, exactly as long as the other ones. The waist is comfortable but I worry about it stretching out or falling down with use. The store was out of the small so I bought these and have ordered the small and am now waiting for them to arrive so I can compare the fits. I think the small will be a little bit shorter and perfect. I do like the little bit of lattice at the ankles. It kind of makes me think of stained glass windows in a church or something. I think they will be quite nice once the weather changes and warms up some.