If I had to briefly describe these pants, I would call them “fairy-like”! They are definitely very light weight, flowy, and best for warmer weather. These pants at a glance can look and feel a bit like a long skirt because of their cut and design, but are actually pants because they have two leg openings. I love how the layers of fabric layer over each other, like a tulip (hence the title of these pants LOL). They are so unique looking and feeling. These pants can be worn casually, and definitely can be dressed up. The front panel sits flat across the front of the waist, and the back of the waist band is stretchy with elastic in it. With regards to the length of the legs, this style does not have elasticized openings at the ankles. I am 5’6” tall and the length of these are just right for me. I saw these pants available in white on the website, and those ones look very nice as well, which would likely boast an even MORE of a spring/summer vibe!