I purchased these for my daughter because I thought the quality of material would be better than other shorts, which it was. But, they are too large. My daughter is almost 13 but she's very small and in between girl's M and L sizes in everything, so it's tough to know what to order. I may keep these for her to grow into, but most likely I'll send them back and order another brand, or a medium. My fear with the medium is that it will be too short.
My daughter is a lean 9 year old who wears a size 8 jean or a skinny jean size 10. We ordered her a child large in the zebra print and they fit great!! Not really tight but definitely tight enough to stay on :-) and loose enough to grow into!! Although my daughter chose the zebra print from online pictures, it is a LOT cuter in person!!
My daughter love these shorts. She rocks them with all different types of leggings. They are adorable. They do run small. My daughter is a size 10 and I ordered her a size large. They fit her perfect. A medium would have been to tight. Hope this helps!!
Usually I'm a big fan of the Natalie booty shorts...not with this purchase. The large child size is much smaller than previous shorts I've bought. My daughter was also disappointed in the swirly pattern...not as vivid as depicted in the photo.