So I've purchased the TikTok leggings and loved them. When I saw the design of these shorts I knew I had to have it.
The material is very soft and the design definitely makes it look like you're very very volumptuous. It's also just very comfortable too.
I don't care too much for the extra string on the sides, but you can pull it to make it lifted on the side of your thigh and tie it like a ribbon as a design. If you plan to cut them, I'd knot it several times before cutting since it is part of the design of the shorts that are interconnected.