They are not as trim as swaddlebees (and I've never tried a Very Baby), but they're trimmer than theylook in the photos. The inserts that come with them aren't particularly trim, but I've been using other inserts. They are low-rise, and probably in-between a swaddlebees pocket and a fuzzi bunz pocket between the legs. I consider them to be trim. They do run a bit smaller than the swaddlebees, but my ds is in a medium of both brands (and he's 22ish pounds at 9 months).
And definitely SOFT and CUTE!