LOL, I bought the cargos for just that reason...and they really do create a nice optical illusion back there!
I sent back the VS pants--on top of fitting funny, they were too transparent. Too tight again in the hips and thigh. Maybe I'm just working my legs so much that my booty and my thighs are finally getting significantly bigger (no such thing as too big, IMO!) And, yes, they were not as versatile. Where I am in my life right now, I just don't have much need for dressier clothing. Still haven't had the opportunity to wear my awesome stripper heels anywhere.