Spanx footless panythose go to about the knee and are great for use with skirts and capris since the have a control and shaping of a control top pantyhose but the leg band is adjustable so you can show as much bare leg as you wish and wear any style shoe barefoot. I like that it gives a slimmer look and there are no panty lines and the waistband is not an elastic so it is comfortable. Spanx holds in your tummy and stops you from having that fat roll and lumps that ruin the look of knits or satiny fabric dresses, so they are perfect for weddings, for bridesmaids, formalwear, prom, under capri pants, or anywhere you want to have a shoe without pantyhose and still near bodyshaping on tummy and butt and thighs without panty lines. Great to have if you have put on a few pounds but aren't a full size heavier. I wish they were cheaper - but since you can still wear them even if they run they do last reasonably well.