I had high hopes for these jeans. But now I suspect they were marked down to a steal for a reason ... they just don't fit. I usually wear a 28, but occasionally with skinny stretch jeans I wear a 27. I knew these wouldn't have a lot of stretch in them, so I ordered my usual 28. They fit everywhere except right at the hips ... I could barely button them without cutting off circulation and giving myself an insane muffin top. I just think they are sized weird. The cotton was quality and the color (mint) was beautiful. It all just came down to the poor sizing. The fabric is also far too restrictive for you to fudge at all. Take advantage of the amazing price if you like ... but my suggestion is to size up.