If you like to size down for powerhold, know that these will look lighter when stretched. The waistband looks nice and dark with saturated color, but when the fabric stretches around your curves, or when you squat, or dead lift, the fabric looks lighter. I like the colors, but I did not like the way the stretched fabric looked in comparison to the waistband. It almost looked like it was see-through because the interior of the fabric is a light color.
The fit is great, the compression is great, the fabric is nice and soft and you can move without restriction, I just did not like the effect of the stretched fabric.
Perhaps sizing down in prints is not a good idea.
Rhonda recommended this style