"Super stylish, awesome quality with a great fit!"
I tried these bottoms on at REI the other day and ordered them during the 20% off patagonia sale. They are so super cute with a fantastic fit. The material is a nice quality and I can tell that this suit will last for several years. The fit is nice and snug without being too tight (no muffin top) or too loose (saggy). The coverage is nice in the back without half your booty hanging out or conversely looking like a mommy suit. In my opinion, Patagonia runs small. I am 5' 4", athletic build, 135 pounds and I got the large. I could have probably made the medium work but the large looked nicer on. I generally wear a size 6, sometimes a 4 at Gap if that helps!
My hips are 36 in, and i have a very athletic butt (i play hockey and do squats and lunges on the regular)... i was nervous to order a medium in case it was too tight in the back but it was perfect! the material is sturdy and they look really good on...
Love these bottoms! They don't ride up while snorkeling, diving, or kayaking. Wore them all day most days of my 3 week vacation to Fiji and Hawaii and got a lot of compliments. They're very flattering for those of us with big hips!