First of all just as a reference, I usually wear a size 2 to 4 in pants, and I'm 5'7", 123 lbs. Initially, I ordered a size medium in these bottoms thinking they would fit fine (I looked at the sizing chart measurements and everything seemed right). When I got them, however, they were WAY too small--they didn't even come close to covering my butt crack (not because they were a certain "style", they were just INSANELY small). Not wearable at all. I returned them and ordered a size large. Since large was the largest size available, I assumed they would fit fine (because I am not a large by any means to begin with) and cut off the tags off so I could wash them and wear them the next day to the pool (I already had to wait longer than I had anticipated because I had to return my first order). However, when I tried the new bottoms on, they fit the EXACT same, only the strings were longer. They were still WAY too small and not wearable. $50 down the drain. Don't waste your money.