I’m not sure if it is the typical use case for most women, but I tend to wear my bike shorts with nylons or other stockings underneath. The silicone is not ideal in these cases because it is meant for skin, not plastic.
Wearing these shorts alone, the way in which the fabric moves with my stride and the rubber holds just the edge down, is perfection.
I don’t often go out bare legged, but I think I will feel more confident doing so in the future based on hopes comfortable these shorts are.
I bought a size too large; if you’re on the fence about sizing I would say go smaller.