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on July 18, 2014
I ordered four pairs of similar swim bottoms. Three Speedos and this one by Roxy, all in medium. The three Speedos were too big, the Roxy fit oerfect. I am 5'-4" and weigh about 112. All my excess fat is between my waist and my thighs. I had bought two Speedo racer style tanks last summer because I don't want or need any of the complicated bust support systems that other swim suits have. These tanks were from Amazon at an amzingly low price so I bought two and love them except for the high cut leg. I'm 61 and in good shape but the leg opening on the tanks is just a tad extreme for my age. I bought these Roxy board shorts to cover that high leg and they are perfect. Short enough for freedom of motion yet still
I feel that whole area of me is covered. I also like that the laces are dyed to match the fabric. As much as I love the look of the traditional contrasting color board short laces they belong on the young women. In these shorts I don't feel like I'm trying to seem young. The lace area is scaled down, not so wide and obvious as with the traditional board short. I hope they last through many summers.
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on July 29, 2015
These shorts were great addition to my swimsuit. I no longer feel comfortable in a bikini bottom but often feel frumpy in a skort so I was looking for a cute bottom to wear to the beach that I could also wear in the pool (not just a coverup). These were perfect. I am 5'4" and the length was just as pictured here. As a size 4 I ordered the small and they fit just right.
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on December 5, 2014
Super comfortable and are short without my butt hanging out. Love them.
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on November 21, 2014
Love these - they keep their shape when wet, and dry quickly. I practically lived in them all summer. I bought two pair of black and also the blue. LOVE them!
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on August 15, 2014
If the description were correct, we might have been ok... ordered twice, still too big for my 14yr old. She wears a 0 or 1/2. Has to be regular/women's size.
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on August 29, 2014
The color is beautiful. The fabric seems nice. The cut / style is great. Surprisingly, there is NO lining. I'm not sure if I missed that somewhere or not, but the lack of a lining definitely earned a perk of the brow on first inspection. However, I always wear bottoms under my board shorts, so this is a non-issue for me and doesn't have any affect on my rating (3 Stars). I figured it was worth mentioning, though.

All in all I would have LOVED and 5-Stared these shorts if the size hadn't been so off.

My rating is based on the fact that these shorts run extraordinarily LARGE. I saw mixed reviews on size, so I figured I'd order my go-to in the S/M/L world (I still boggle over the fact that clothing companies refuse to acknowledge that I know my measurements well enough to use inches and *gasp* even centimeters but insist on "simplifying" things for me), and ordered a medium. Yes, I did receive a medium. Yes, I did double check the tags as well as the sewn in label; both read "M" and "MEDIUM". I was prepared for them to be a touch loose but nothing a few stitches couldn't fix. WRONG.

I was able to VERY EASILY slip these medium shorts on OVER the jeans I was wearing -- while the shorts were still velcroed closed. For the record, I did not unvelcro them at all. I literally pulled the shorts out of the bag, lofted a brow at the lack of a lining, boggled at how large they seemed, then said what-the-hell and decided to try them on over my jeans. Not a single velcro fiber was lost in this test, promise.

Granted, my size 5 (again, thank you clothing companies for simplifying things so my little female brain doesn't implode) jeans are a touch loose by the end of the day but I still had at least a good inch all the way around to wiggle my tooshie in these shorts. When I stopped holding the shorts up they actually fell halfway down my hips. Good thing I was still in my jeans and not on the lake... otherwise there would have been a lot more of me exposed than my family or I would have appreciated.

Given the size of these mediums, I honestly think I could have gotten away with ordering an XS.. even if I had to do a few squats first to break 'em in.

I'm returning these medium shorts for a refund as an XS isn't available.. otherwise I would have given these super cute shorts another shot (hence the 3-stars).

Just in case it's helpful:
- jean size: 5
- weight: aprox. 120
- build: athletic / slender (similar to the model in the product photo)
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on May 26, 2015
Love these! I have worn them a lot. They may fit slightly big but not enough to go up from your regular size. I prefer my board shorts to be comfy and not hug my skin anyways. I am 5'4", 135ish and ordered an extra large. I have been wearing Roxy for a long time, teens, 20's and 30's and have noticed that the sizing tends to be geared towards teens/juniors. So I have adjusted my sizing accordingly since I have gotten older and now have more "curves" so to say than when I was younger.
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on October 23, 2014
Ran small. Bought the XL. I'm pear shaped and wear a 10/12 on the bottom and a 6/8 on top. These were too tight. Had to return.
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on October 15, 2014
They were a bit large but the drawstring helps. I'd go a size down.
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on March 12, 2015
Great board shorts
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