This leotard is so classy and elegant. I love that the front is simple, and sort of resembles a racing swimsuit--I have a swimmer's body, so it flatters my broad shoulders. The mesh back is also simple, it is cut really well, and is very flattering. I am 5'6" 145 lbs, and the Large fits really well. This is my first leotard, so I don't have anything else to compare it to. While it is very soft, it is not as soft as the Lucy/Athleta/Lululemon materials that I'm used to. The bottom does ride up my butt a bit, but that happens with all bottoms I wear. It also does not breath as well when it is 80 degrees out, but these are just trivial things. I am wearing this for an aerial performance, and it is exactly what I wanted. I love it so much, I will be getting the lavender color as well.