These shorts fit larger than all of the other shorts that I have from this brand. All of the nylon and spandex blend shorts including the leopard pair are larger and less compressive. I would size down from what you wear in the other prints. I’ll need to roll the band like I see many people do to take away the gap. The checkers, snakeskin, and plaid shorts all fit the same on me and more compressive with a fitting waist. These are very soft and the material is nice. I like the color also.