I like these shorts OK, but the top that I got with it is a bit better. The shorts have a snug but not uncomfortable band and the blue string is cute, but it makes a bump under the top and isn't seen anyway. My biggest complaint is that there is so much loose fabric for the shorts they flap around a lot and also tend to get air trapped in there so I have a weird floating air pocket that I have to bat at quite a bit to get the air out. Still, the shorts and top are super cute together, cover well, and make me feel good, overall. I think maybe the issue is that my belly is bigger than my legs, which means I have to have a 2x for my waist, but a 1X might fit my legs better.