Exceptionally flattering and the bum stays in place! About the fit: I'm 5'7 with a long torso, and this fit like a STANDARD Medium, NOT a tall, so if you are a standard medium this is going to fit great. For reference, this is a European size 40. If you are taller than 5'7 the mesh sleeves might be tight under your armpits. They rubbed uncomfortably when I first put it on, but as class went on and I started moving a lot, the mesh stretched and loosened. My hips are 36" and when I first slid the leotard over them it was very snug and I heard some threads pop, I think it was from the mesh because it does not stretch very much. I checked it thoroughly for tears but it was still perfect, proving its good quality mesh. To summarize, this is a beautiful leotard, moves and conforms to your body, and good quality material. I would love to see more Grishko leotards on Discount Dance!