Rated 4 out of 5Â by Body_in_Motion make the bum look high and tight...
...but it pinches on the waist. I can't say these are true to size because they're small around the waist, BUT sizing up would be too large for the behind. I am 5' and 120lbs with an athletic build. Because pants tend to stretch out a bit I usually wear a 25, and that includes FP jeans. So I ordered these in the usual 25, but the elastic in the waist is tight. I've worn them several times hoping the waist would stretch out but the only thing that's stretched is the rear. So I agree with the review by queenofthehill and also feel as though I need to size up in the waist, yet size down in the bum. The waist isn't uncomfortable, it's just that it creates a small muffin top, so I have to choose my shirts wisely. Now, for my fellow petites, don't be turned off by the length. I prefer to purchase pants from a local store because they do free alterations AND know how to hem a pair of pants WITHOUT losing the cuff and/or flare at the bottom. Unfortunately, these pants are not available at this store and most people in my area who do alterations only know how to hem straight from the bottom, which means losing the flare. The flare on these pants is so long and decently wide that even after hemming them straight from the bottom there was still quite a bit of flare. Aside from the small waist and having to spend extra time and money to have them hemmed these pants are really wonderful, which is I why I was generous and gave 4 stars instead of 3. The espresso is the same color as appears on my screen, and if I didn't have to deal with cat fur in my home I'd consider the navy and black. If these came in an olive, gray, or even a darker brown I'd consider another pair and seeing how a 26 fits.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kaemae great pants
I am 5'2", 100 lbs, got the 25, fit perfectly. They are of course waayyyyy too long, hence the 4/5 starts. It seems that FP is really doing away with short lengths all together, which is a shame, but I digress... I really like these pants and are totally worth getting them hemmed....
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gubba22 I had to size down
Bought these in a size 28 in espresso and hazelnut and I was so surprised that these were loose in the waist - I had a visible gap in the waistline of both pants (weird since I'm always a 28 at FP). I exchanged them for a 27 and the fit is much better. I'm 5'4", 118lbs, hourglass shape. They are super long but when I wear my Jeffrey Campbell platforms the hems skim the floor. I've only worn these once - I'm curious to see how these hold their shape over time. I might pick up the style in more colors once they go on sale.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ssheppa1 Luv These Pants
I was skeptical about the "pull on" factor, but these pants are so well made--slimming, comfortable, love the Espresso color and, of course, the FLARE :) They look fantastic. I wish I had these pants in the early 70's! I did have them hemmed; as others have noted, they are very long, but it was worth it. (I have a great tailor.)
Rated 5 out of 5Â by emajeski I might just live in these
OK, so I have a boyish body-not rail thin- but not hips or but to speak of- so pants that are not too tight in the tummy and not too loose in the hips and butt are my friend. These are fantastic fit for me. I'm only 5'4 so I do have to wear at least a 3 inch heel, but I don't have to get them hemmed or wear a ridiculously high heel either, which is great. The elastic waist is a high quality fabric coated elastic that is so comfortable against the skin you don't even notice it and you don't have to deal with it rolling like you do if it's sewn inside. Win-win. The only negative was that I wished for the price that the fabric was slightly thicker/softer. It was really wrinkly when I got them and the corduroy felt like it wasn't as high quality and I have to wash and shrink them back up every time I wear them because they do bag out. That being said, they do wash up pretty well and feel great on. All in all, I will buy at least one or two more pairs because I am an art teacher and these make great work pants that I can move in and yet still look nice. And I can come home and lounge around in them. (They are so comfy I have even slept in them. OK, These might be the best pants ever!)
Rated 5 out of 5Â by reichercv73 COMFORTABLE FIT!
No complaints for me! Fit was excellent from waist down....I bought the hazelnut and it was pretty accurate from the website as it is in person. This pants reminded me of the 70's...disco days! I love it! Another winner!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Stylishmother Espresso cords
I got these cords in espresso colour, size 28. My waist is 28.5", hips 38.5". I loved them from the very beginning and they fit really well, the same as on the model, fitted through the hips and thighs. I hemmed them. After I wore them the first time they stretched too much! I mean they stretched at the bum area and thighs. I am really upset because I did not want them to stretch, I wanted them to keep the original shape. There is nothing I can do now. They are very comfortable, but the look is not the one I wanted. The waistband is good, so I am even more confused cause I think size 27 would have been too tight at the waist area. I was about to order them in another colour because I just loved the way the looked the first time I put them on! Will not do it now.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by queenofthehill A year-round cord
if you can believe it. I wanted these so bad that I bought them well before it's cool enough to wear cords again, but these are lightweight enough for even warmer days. However, I wore them around the house to get a feel, and the elastic band on the pull-on style hurts my tummy after 15 minutes. I had the same issue with the denim version. They do loosen up a little everywhere else. Normally a 27, in these I feel like I need a 28/29 waist with a 26/27 fit in the butt and thighs, and I'm eons from being egg-shaped. I sent my 27s back and may get a 28 or 29 later. But until then, I'd still highly recommend them.