I was a bit wary to buy shorts online, sizing and all, but these are perfect. The material is high enough quality and there are buttons that allow you to adjust the size of the waistband, which is fantastic because my waist is quite small and is often too small for high-waisted clothing (without a belt). I am impressed that they are able to be tight on my waist and not too tight on my hips. I love that they aren't too tight or too short, and are very comfortable to sit in (an issue I've had with other shorts). I may have to buy another pair. For reference, I purchased a size large. I'm 167 cm (about 5'5 1/2"), my waist is about 56 cm (22 in), and my hips are about 77 cm (about 30 1/2 in).