Great shorts, inconsistent sizing

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Amanda C from Garner, NC on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I found the sizing on these shorts inconsistent and frustrating. I originally ordered three pairs of these shorts in black, indigo and bark. I wear a size 10 or 12 pretty consistently across brands, so I ordered the shorts in a large which indicated a size 10-12 on the size chart. The shorts I received were so small I couldn't even put them on, so I returned them and ordered the same three colors in XL. When those arrived, the black fit slightly loose, the bark fit slightly snug, and the indigo were so small I couldn't even button them. I kept the black and bark and returned the indigo.

That being said, the two pairs I was able to keep are great shorts! I work in a plant nursery and we are out in the heat all day. These shorts are lightweight and dry quickly. I like the elastic panels in the sides which make the shorts fit well when I am moving around and working, but I really appreciate still having the zipper fly and button waist so I don't look too old lady-ish with elastic waist shorts. They also have a ton of useful pockets so I can easily carry everything that I need.

I was a bit worried that the fabric would be too thin and my underwear would show thorough, because another reviewer mentioned that as an issue. The colors that I ended up keeping - bark and black, do not have this issue at all. I guess you may be able to see panty lines a little, but for the most part everything is concealed.
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