Aubade is the only lingerie make that fits me properly & believe me, I have tried the lot, from M&S through all the other French makes. These briefs come right up to the waist, are perfectly cut at the back so don’t ‘disappear into one’s bottom’ line a thong thing. I just cannot praise this design enough. The lace does not irritate and is beautiful to look at and to wear. Size M but quite generous, usually have S but can ‘shrink’ down a size by soaking in hot water! I am 5’4 with a 29.5” waist & 38” hip. Age 71.