These are soft and silky and way more feminine than what I am usually buy - I enjoy them.
Will say yes, to size down (got a medium and they are a bit more flowy than what’s shown), I go back and forth between a medium and a small in this line. Yes read what they say, because they are right.
I knocked off a star for quality control - I have one pocket that was never stitched closed so it’s pretty useless.
Overall I like them. Will wear them until they fall apart - they are a pretty classic short. 😊