The swim shorts by #Lazosal are true to size. Normally I order 1 size up but forgot to this time. These swim shorts arrived and I tried them on. They fit me perfectly and I didnt have to return them. I washed them in woolite and hung them over the towel bar in my bedroom. They dried on no time. I went to the gym tonight and wore them for my water aerobics class. I received sev ed Ralph compliments. Very happy with not only the fit, but how flattering it is to my bigger frame. At only $13.99 it's a real bargain!