I have these shorts both in the orangy-pink and in the purple/blue. I normally wear a size 2-4 in pants and am 5'6'' and I bought these shorts in size large because I wanted them to be slightly loose. I like the purple/blue ones better because the bottom part of the leg is cut slightly wider than the orange/pink ones. The purple/blue ones are consistent with the cut of the other oceanside shorts that I have purchased from Roxy. Be warned that the pink ones are slightly tigher on the leg-- but still cute.