They run small ladies - I'm talking about the sizing! I'm 5' 4", have an athletic build but with a little curve in the hips and butt - I bought a small. I like bikini fit in my bikini bottoms so I was super pleased with the cut, style, coverage and trusty stay-on-my-ass ability! If you think you like em, just SIZE UP one size - I knew they would run a little small being that they're Hurley but I though maybe after wearing em boating, wakeboarding and swimming around, they'd stretch. They don't - I've worn em 4 times and I really wish I would've sized up. Oh well, good reason to get another pair of these.
Aside from that, the Hurley One & Only Solids Hipster with Ties Bikini Bottom - Women's are exactly what I was looking for...no strings, and rather straps. Some coverage but still cheeky. Tight enough to stay on when face plant in the water getting pulled behind a boat but not tight enough to cut off my circulation. High enough in the rise to cover front and back stuff (hehe) - now if you're wondering how high/ low these sit on your waist, you could compare these to skin tight shorts/ pants with a 2-2.5" rise (Don't know what I'm talking about? Look these casual shorts - BIL4720 - and take a look at the "rise" in the tech specs).
Although I wish they fit true to size (vs a little smaller), I still love them and will get another pair!