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These are my second pair of Frankie's. I have been searching for YEARS for the perfect shorts to wear under dresses/skirts. I have tried literally every thing under the sun from Thigh Society (my go to before Frankie) to Bandlettes to spandex and there was always something not-quite-right about them all. But Frankie is perfection. I am in between a large and XL but wear a large in Axis and Frame Culottes but opted to size up for comfort on Frankie. So glad I did.
I really like these shorts. I've mainly been wearing them in lieu of underwear and slip under Magggie, Sierra, and some cotton skirts and dresses. Or as workout shorts in the home. I don't really find the waist pocket useful (can't access in public without lifting up the dress/skirt awkwardly) but super comfy and cooling. I'm not sure how to define my "usual" size; in wool&, I wear a medium Maggie and a small Sierra. But in other brands I'm either a medium or a large. (Also: I recently bought a Natalia in medium and can't decide if a large might be better for me.) In snag tights, I wear a size C.
I don’t love these as much as summit. They are less comfortable and fit as though they weren’t cut for a body that has any curves.
Overall they are on par with other wool& items as far as construction and quality of materials. The color is a dark rust. I was hoping for a light chocolate that’s would look like a skin tone. They are serviceable.
I thought I should order these in the same size as my wool& leggings (2x), but they’re a little tight on the thigh seam. I’m hoping they’ll relax a bit, and I will shrink my thighs a bit. Besides that, they’re exactly what I wanted for under my dresses, especially the ones that don’t have pockets! The other synthetic shorts that I have get sweaty fast in the summer heat.
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