For the most part these are super cute. I'm 5'10"/150 and grabbed the a M gray pair, which are more monochromatic than the photo conveys. Which, in my opinion, is a good thing. Those over-the-butt panels make man-ass look awesome, however, they don't do much for the female physique unless you like looking like you have two Christmas hams stuffed in your lycra. They're narrow right at the top of the thigh and flare out a bit at the bottom which is great if you wear knee protection. The cut lends to getting out of the saddle without catching your shorts. I don't get the waist dimensions of these shorts, or any Oakley shorts. If you're an athletic build (built thighs/butt but generally thin) the waist will be big on you. It's huge on me (the short sits below my hips) but the liner is stupid tight around the waist. I wish Oakley would split the difference of the measurements of the liner waist and that of the short, then they'd fit perfectly. Or put little cinch tabs inside to prevent waist-gap. Since I have to wear a belt and ditch the liner they get three stars.