i got these in black and in blood orange and have already found myself throwing them on quite a bit, mainly when i just wanna be comfortable - but HAHT! the fabric hugs my body and doesn't squeeze or constrict it. they go with so many things and the lace at the sides adds a fun, sexy twist that makes an otherwise simple outfit cute (especially the blood orange pair, which is a gorgeous pop of color). i love the black ones for wearing under sheer and/or short dresses as well, i even layered them under a very form-fitting dress and felt more confident with the shorts smoothing and supporting me underneath. the best part: i might be crazy but it seems like the stitching in the back gives you a nice lil butt lift! flattering as hell. can't wait to wear these all summer.
PS - i would agree that these run small and to size up, with my 40 inch hips and 35 inch waist i could probably have gone with an XL. i still got a great fit with the larges i ordered though - the fabric is stretchy and fairly forgiving. <3