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Basic Bird Shorts
I was SO happy when Oiselle came out with the Basic Bird Tights (last fall?) - they are more minimal in terms of side seams and extra - just a really simple design and nice high waist! Also, in a fabric I was more excited about - lighter than some of the other bottoms fabrics I've tried from them, but not as "slick" feeling as the lighter ones they offer. LOVE! As soon as I saw their was a Shorts version I had to scoop up a pair! I ordered size 2 and 4, and honestly like both of them. I ordered both sizes in the tights, too. For reference, I wear a 24/25 in denim and typically wear both sizes 2 and 4 in Oiselle bottoms. I don't know my measurements, but hopefully that helps!
I love the Basic Bird ⅞ Tights, so these were a no-brainer for spring/summer. They offer more compression than Plya shorts–like O-Mazing, and less compression than Nyelle–like Pocket Joggers, which is the perfect amount for me! They fit like a glove and stay perfectly in place all run long.
One thing to note is that the waistband comes up really high on these, especially if you’re petite or have a short torso. I’m 5’ 2” and these come up to my ribcage, but the waistband is so comfy and elastic-free that I don’t really mind. For reference, my waist measurement is 27” and my hip measurement is 37” and I bought a size 4.