I love the waistband of these shorts but they are built for a much curvier person than me. I have a straight athletic build. The waist fit perfectly but these shorts were like clown pants in the rear and legs. I am 5’6” and 130 lbs. and ordered a small. Also the end of the seaming at the pocket kind of stuck out in the hip area. Unfortunately these had to be returned.
I ordered the black prize shorts in Small (I am 5'6" 148lbs) after exchanging for the smaller size as the mediums just felt too big. They are the PERFECT length and thigh opening, but the waist band is a little weird on me. I hold most of my weight in my hips/waist and these shorts (in the small) tend to either fold over or becoming uncomfortable. I end up finding myself pulling and readjusting them constantly. I am likely a Smedium but would rather go smaller and have the option to workout in them vs them be too big and not be able to workout in them for fear of showing the whole world my butt. My suggestion would be to order 2 sizes and choose for yourself, but if you would prefer to order 1 size, then ask yourself would you rather have a bagger look and feel in the thighs and comfort in the waist or a perfect fit in the thighs with a tighter waist band.
These truly are as great as everyone says! I am a small/medium in senita leggings, more often a small, but sized up to a medium in these shorts to accommodate for my thick thighs and they were perfect! I love the waistband!
The softest material ever! These shorts are amazing!!
Super comfortable, cute, and great price!