These are wild...but great! I would stick with your normal size. I ordered my daughter who normally wears a youth large (in all other "booty shorts") an adult small based on others ratings. However, I found that these didn't run near as small as other customers have stated. The thighs were especially roomy and gaped at the back....and my daughter has large thighs. Thank goodness I had also ordered the high waisted version (in adult medium). and they fit like a glove. So, we are going to be using those.
I read the reviews saying that these shorts ran small. I typically wear a small, but I ordered the medium instead, taking those reviews under advisement and thinking that, since my measurements are smaller than what's listed on the sizing chart for the medium size, I'd be okay. Notsomuch. I tried them on and looked like a 10lb sausage stuffed into a 5lb gold metallic casing. I strongly recommend that the people who came up with the sizing chart take another run at it, and maybe list hip sizes instead of waist sizes for these shorts, as the shorts aren't waist-high. For those purchasing this item, I'd say to order 2-3 sizes up from what the sizing chart indicates should fit you. I'm returning these "mediums" for an XL. Fingers crossed that they fit. If not, at least I know that I'll be able to exchange them again in plenty of time before my show. I love the service and speed of Discount Dance!
Ordered these in the child and adult size for 7 girls. All average size girls. My 11 year old normally wears girls large or size 12. She could fit in the adult Small but it was very tight and didn't look nice for a child. Would ride down when she bent over. Went with the large and that fits nice but the legs fit more like tight shorts not snug like booty or bike shorts. The fabric is stunning and will work well with our lighting effects.