i loooove these bottoms!! let me start off by saying that due to loosing weight i have a lot of extra skin at the bottom part of my tummy. these bottoms hold it in amazingly!!!! i was really nervous since this is my first time getting a two peice but buying these swim bottoms was probably the best impulse buy ever!! they fit me like a glove!! for reference, i bought a size M and i have a 38inch hip and 30inch waist!! im not sure what the other reviews mean when they say they dont fit as expected, because im usually a medium in clothing and they fit me perfectly. also, i am 5'6 and the bottoms fit a bit over my belly button!! so they fit as expected!! definetly consider buying these, i definetly wasnt disapointed!!