I just bought these and they are very comfy. I where a size 17 pants at kohl's so I ordered a size 18 just to be safe. When I tried them on they were tight. I am returning them for a size up. I would just order a size larger then what you think you are to be safe. Also these are just swim shorts. They DO NOT have a lining in them. So you can buy something to go under them or go commando. Hope this is helpful.