Over the summer I found out about Giro shorts and now they are my go to brand for shorts. I have the Giro New Road Mobility Tailored Shorts - Women's that I wear as casual shorts all the time since they are a little shorter (but not crazy short). And I have these for biking and for when I want a slightly longer short for casual wear. I really like the way these shorts fit - Unlikely Christy in the review below I do have lady hips, but these fit me great too. They are slightly long which I like for biking, but I don't feel like they are so baggy that I have to worry about them getting caught on my bike seat (ive had other shorts that do). The material is great for biking without worrying about ruining them and they fit great over a pair of padded bike shorts. Also, they just look good - they are functional for being active without losing style points. I got the griffin grey color and have been super happy with them all summer long.
In most outdoor brands I wear a 2 or a 4 but in Giro I wear a 6.