I ordered these tops for a whole group of girls as our uniforms for guard for the marching band season. Everyone had to order a size up from what they normally would wear, even then the tops were still a little tight on everyone (ie if you need an XL normally, you probably would not be able to wear this top). I was also able to cut out the front lining to allow the front to be see through as well. We wore red leotards underneath that I wanted to show through on both the front and back. Everyone said they were really comfortable though and I especially liked the sequin embellishment on the tops. It adds just the right amount of glitz!