Being that I have a smaller waist, thick thighs, and a full rear end, I was not sure the high waist swimsuit (size 24) would fit me in the way that I envisioned; however, when I pulled it on I was amazed - it fit perfectly! It hugged my hips and butt without causing any unsightly bulges, and the high waist stayed in place. My only con would be that it didn't hug (i.e. suck in) my middle the way I would have liked, but I blame that on my body type . I also have a short torso, so the waist was about an inch away from my top, but again, it's my body type (hey, you win some, you "lose" some). I would order this swimsuit bottom again in a heartbeat!