As much as I love colorful prints, every girl needs a pair of black leggings. As a general rule if I'm buying black leggings, I try and stay away from solid black leggings. A nice textural print like the one Athleta has right now is totally cool, at least in my book. It gives it a slight edge that can easily transition from workout to street wear. Pair if with knee high boots or a pair of booties and you're good to go.
For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and typically wear a size 4 in Lululemon bottoms and size PXS in Athleta bottoms.
Even though these are high rise, I find them to be very comfortable and sit right under my belly button. I've already worn these a bunch of times to workout and to wear casually and they really go with anything.
The seams do not cut across my knee which is why I returned the Alo Yoga pair. The last seam sits a good inch above my knee, so these are very petite friendly.
These are also high rise, but they sit right underneath my belly button. Also super comfortable and opaque during the bend test.
The length is fine on my short inseam. The inseam is 25.5 inches and no bagginess around the ankles either.