These jeans are totally awesome! Yes, they do "stink" from the dye, however there is a sticker right on them that says to wash separate first. I bought 3/ 4 pairs in different colors (all except the khaki color) and washed them all together twice (downy works wonders!) and I can hardly smell it now. The fit: they fit like jeggings to me, stretchy but still denim. I recommend to order a size up or go to the store and try them on! I dry mine in the dryer too, so ordering up a size makes sense. They don't look like "fake jeans" (the printed leggings that look like cheap jeans. These have a real zipper and miniature pockets and back pockets. They look great on! They do run a little small. I usually wear a 13, but had to get a 15 to be comfortable. I'm 5'2" and 170 lbs for reference. They are a little long on my but doesn't matther because I wear them with boots anyway or scrunch them at the bottom if I wear flats. I love these affordable "jeggings" they look great on and go with anything!!