I bought these to replace some worn out shorts to have one non-bib pair for shorter rides. When I first tried on the Signature Short, I initially thought they were a bit too snug in the waist but decided to keep them and try them out. I have worn these now a few times and find the waist to be very comfortable. They are compressive, and sit beautifully on the bike and I think the waist has a bit more "give" after a few washes. I am so glad I kept these shorts, they are easy to throw on and go and I find them very comfortable, even for longer rides. For reference, I am 5'7", 124 pounds, with 29" waist and 39" hips. Although I could fit in the small based on the sizing chart, I go for the medium luxe bibs and find the sizing consistent for this pair, too.