I have a picky teenager and these passed the test. High waisted. Tummy control (Lord knows she doesn�t need it but hey teenager). Good stretch. Not that buttery soft material she dislikes - more like workout fabric. I don�t like that the inseam lands at her cheeks but they�re for cheer so that�s fine.
Shorts are true to size. They have great colors and very cute design, thick material, however they do ride up and I had to keep pulling the waist portion up during my workout. They did great on my 4 miles run, no ride ups only during a 9 exercise movement workout.
Bought these for my 12 year old. She wanted to create her own version of the little mermaid. They fit perfectly and brought her vision to life. My only comment is that they were a little on the short side but none the less they worked out.
They fit awesome and the colour is SO under the sea. Lol. If you want a splash of vibrancy, these are for you. They are SUPER high waisted, sitting above my natural waist. I am 5'3" and 165lbs (very muscular so always worried about fitting my thighs) but they are very comfortable, not too tight, and with good construction. They will be perfect for dance, or even if you just like spandex shorts they are amazing quality.
I wouldn't normally order an adult medium for my daughter, but did so after checking out the size guide which was exactly right. Fit perfectly, so order a size up from usual. The material and style of this short is excellent! My little mermaid is happy.