I think these pants could be great for taller people. The fabric is so soft and I think they would be so comfortable. However, I can't see how they would work for those of us who are shorter. I'm 5'2'' and they did not look good on me at all, they just pooled around my ankles. I don't know how they could be tailored to look okay but maybe I'm wrong. I sent these back and bought another pair of Anatomie pants that work well on my shorter frame. I LOVE Anatomie pants but this fit just won't work for me.