I bought this short for my workout routine, and so far it has been serving its purpose really well.
My expectation of the design is fairly low because after all, it's a workout short, so who cares! Therefore I conclude this short is well styled.
Now the fabric is amazing. It is extremely soft, light, and comfortable. It drives all the sweat away from you, and I am genuinely surprised because normally when I work out, my legs tend to sweat more than other people, and with my old, cheap work out short, I can feel the sweat between the fabric and my skin, which is a greatly unpleasant feeling. Not with this short. I always get out of the gym dried :)
However, there are 2 cons I would like to mention:
1. It does shrink a little bit after the first wash, so it ended up fitting a little bit tight around my stomach. Make sure you read the washing instruction on the label!!! It's partly my fault I didn't read that.
2. It has side pockets, but no back pockets. For many people who go to the gym, pockets don't even matter. However, for people who do think they matter, I just want to put it out there. I usually wear my workout outfit from home and I find it a bit inconvenient that this short doesn't have back pockets, where I usually store my wallet (I use my side pockets for keys and my phone--Gosh is this too much information???).