I purchased these shorts for running - I was looking for an alternative to the traditional running shorts which sometimes have a puffy look because of the mini pleating around the waistband. The shorts are cute, and a great length. Size small fit me fine (5'1", 112 lbs). I mistakenly thought the description of "Tricot liner" meant the shorts would have a built in running brief. So unfortunately, I will have to return them because I am anti-underwear when it comes to running.