Most skorts look frumpy on me, even at 5'3" - they usually hover just above my knee. This skort is short enough to look like a mini! I wouldn't dry this skort as it has a tendency to pill. Just wash and air dry, or if you're in a hurry, use a blow dryer - it takes me 7-10 minutes tops! I've bought it in black and white, plus a back-up in each color since I don't want to have to live without it!