I am 5' 1". I weigh 157 pounds. My waist is 37". My thighs are 43". I am usually in between a size medium and large. I purchased these shorts in a size medium. They are fitted on me, but not baby gap fitted (shmedium) LOL. The pockets aren't screaming LOL. I am not sure that if I would've went with a size large, if they would've fitted me too big for my liking? I do like a relaxed fit with these type of shorts. Sometimes its hard for me to decide on sizing, as I'm in between sizes. I like the raw hem, the elastic waist, the pockets, the feel, and the comfort. Refreshing color too.