I'm 5'9", 135 pounds, and typically wear a size 2 or 4. The small is a perfect fit. It's snug enough to stay in place but not uncomfortable.
I have not had a chance to ride in these shorts yet, because we are in full ski mode. However, trying these on they felt great. Definitely high rise. They felt nice and snug, but not too snug. I don't think they will move around a bunch. For reference I am 5'5 and 118 lbs. I bought a small. I bought to go under the romper. I'm very excited to try these out this summer.
These are my new favorite shorts! So comfortable. They stay in place and don't cause any rubbing or chaffing.
When I first put these chamois on I didn't think I'd like them, they seemed very shape wearish, more high waisted then i was expecting, almost to my bosoms, but after wearing them on the trail for a 20 mile ride, I fell in love. They are very comfortable and keep your lady bits and bum nice and cozy. I will definitely be adding a few more pairs into my kit!!!
These are just lovely, but tight, the padding is great. The first time I wore them they were so tight in the waist and hard to get on, the thighs are not too tight. I was skeptical, but after a few more wears they have loosened up a bit and are far more comfortable. If your looking for a high rise waist these fit the bill, they also flatten the tummy if you have one.
I was skeptical about these because the material didn't feel very stretchy out of the box. The waist band is also very tall and I thought it could be uncomfortable. Boy was I wrong! These fit so nicely and the amount of compression was perfect. The details at the bottom of the legs are adorable. No rolling from the top of riding up at the bottom. The padding was great too! Perfect for comfort during a 15+ mile ride!
Super slimming! I usually wear a size 10 in the curvys and ordered a size large. When I first put them on I thought for sure they were too small. They are hard to get on...but if you have ever owned a pair of "spanks" you will understand, they just fit. I don't typically like spandex bike shorts or would wear them in public. These look so good on I would wear these all the time. My only complaint is the material. I have worn them twice and they are starting to pill. I ride a Brooks Cambrium and have thick thighs so there is some rubbing. I would like the material to be a little more abrasive resistant.
*UPDATE TO THE REVIEW ABOVE* I convinced to try a different size in these cute shorts and am so glad that I did. Going down one size helped with the waistband gap while still fitting my thighs and butt. These shorts are not only adorable but also super functional and comfortable. They stayed out for my entire ride. I 100% would recommend.