I was excited to get these- I've been looking for matte compression leggings for a while. I tried them on and, while I probably could go up a size, that won't change the fact that the black back panel is nothing but mesh. Fine if you always wear a leotard with your leggings, but a definite no if wearing with just a top. Disappointed at the design and returning them.
I normally wear a size medium or large in leggings, but these leggings in large are very tight on me, even considering the advertised compression fit. I will still wear these because they are comfortable, and I like the breathable panel behind the knee, waistband drawstring, and small pocket. I won't be doing the splits in these pants because I'm afraid they might rip, but they're solid quality and very fashionable if you size up!