"Okay, I was really worried about these when I got them because I'm about a 25-sometimes 26 and the last ones on sale were the 24s. When I received the package, the waist looked TINY, but I think I'm just used to wearing things that are a bit looser, sometimes even oversized for me =/ I think the other reviewers are correct in saying that they stretch out when wearing them and become much more comfortable and not as tight, but they are meant to be fitted pants! That being said, I think the sizing is spot on. Definitely cute with a knee high or even ankle boot. Anyway, they were expensive even when on sale, so I wouldn't keep them if they weren't awesome looking and comfortable, but they are! I debated over these for a long time, and I'm glad I caved in!"