Top critical review
March 17, 2018
The quality of the short is good. Material nice and soft to the touch and on the body. As mentioned in other reviews, the front crotch area is less than flattering, so I deducted stars for that. I didn't return since I found a solution to that one unflattering area. I use a thin panty liner to smooth out the front so the seam doesn't pull up in the crotch area. In addition, pull down the legs so they aren't bunched in that area. Those two things made the shorts look presentable for a mixed gender exercise class. As I exercised the shorts shift slightly in the problem area, but when finished, just pull the legs down toward the knee.
I found the waist a little big for the size and not "compression" or "tummy control". However, I wasn't really needing those features. I wanted a fitness short for boot camp classes that wasn't tight and looked nice with the NEVA tops I purchased from Amazon. This shorts are a nice pairing to the NEVA tops and holds the waist of the shorts in place. I recommend buying these shorts and the NEVA top for a nice finished fitness look for yoga, exercise, or other type fitness class.
I purchased XL only because I don't like my fitness shorts tight. I weigh 180 and although loose, they weren't too loose or binding.
One comment, I'm tall (5'8") and the leg of the shorts was perfect for me, but might be long for someone petite.