"These pants are really pretty & look great for summer! I am usually a size 6 but had to size up to an 8 because they were tight. If you don't carry your weight in your hips etc...you probably don't need to size up. For me though, it was a must. The only other thing I would point out is that these pants don't make your butt look smaller so be prepared to purchase a top that has a little length. For reference I am 138, size 6 & a 34D-DD. Bottom line, you 'll enjoy these pants but use caution depending on where you carry your weight etc."