*Our model Alessa is 5'3" (160cm), 120lbs (55kg) and wears a size small.
22% Elastane (Lycra® Extra Life™)Mesh
20% Elastane (Lycra® Extra Life™)
I ordered these in my usual size small but found they rode up slightly so I ordered a second pair in size medium. Love the two-layer design with the inner tight layer and the outer lightweight mesh-like layer. Length is perfect and very flattering!
These shorts are not true to size and are really only well-fitting for smaller bodies. These shorts need another 2 inches of inseam to be comfortable for me. I ordered a medium (my regular brava size) and returned them. I would have needed an XL for them to fit in a flowy/loose fitting way that they seem to fit on women who are S/XS. However, the shorts are smooth - the mesh is stunning and the pocket is great. The attention to details are there, but the prototype definitely needed more trying on different sized bodies for better sizing. I was willing to try a bigger size, but I didn't want to gamble and they were sold out in larger sizes for most colours.
These shorts I've worn a few times and while they don't ride up and while the fabrics are super soft, the sizing needs to go higher. I purchased a M (being my regular size in all other Brava products) and it felt like I needed an XL for them to have the fit I would have wanted. If you have a large bum and legs, go up a size or two to find your ideal size. Otherwise these could be great shorts - flowy / a neat pocket. It would be valuable to add a second pair of these with another inch or two of inseam for the curvier / muscular ladies.