Reviewed by Katherine at Sunset Beach from Watsonville, CA on Friday, September 7, 2012
One review was female and said these worked for her. I ordered, and they are sooo cute! I am an active larger woman who loves the beach and surf, and wants more coverage for body-surfing and playing in the waves than just a swimsuit. I usually wear size 18-20 (sometimes 20-22) and the XXL of these fits great, looks better than a lot of women's cut shorts. The back waist is all elastic, with drawstring in front. They were longer than I thought--in XXL, the length from waist to hem is 23 1/2 inches--but still look good. If you are a woman with a more hourglass shape (big difference from waist to hips) these might not work for you. But otherwise, these are a great alternative to the tiny women's board shorts. FYI, I bought a Solartex swim shirt in Aqua-Blue, and the color is great with these shorts!
Reviewed by Surfer girl from TN/MI on Friday, July 6, 2012
I'm a somewhat stylish beachy girl, and have always wanted a "festive" pair of board shorts, but a quality cut and quality print is so important to pull them off without looking cheesy. These fit the bill perfectly! The print quality is great with nice saturated but not obnoxious colors. The fabric is "brushed" for softness. Even though I am a girl I found these are very flattering. They are certain to be a favorite of mine for a while and I'm sure I will pack them on camping trips also.
I did cut the mesh swim liner out to make them more comfortable for a girl, since I would always have a bikini on under them anyway. The medium works well for a women's size 8.. the small would be a women's 4 or 6.
Best Uses: Casual Wear
Pros: Comfortable, Flattering, High Quality, Nice Color, Stylish