I purchased a light wash in this jean and it fits like a dream. I purchased a size 6 and it fit snug in the dressing room, but one thing that I have learned is that if a jean is a bit TOO snug when I try it on, it will fit PERFECTLY after wearing it for a bit. These jeans are NO exception. They are buttery soft and figure flattering. It's nice to have a jean that does not fit super low like the teeny-bopper jeans yet still has a modern fit and does NOT look like mom jeans. As a woman in her 40s, I don't WANT to look like my daughter, yet I'm not quite trying to look older than my age, either. I find that the Riders give me the fit that I desire while keeping me current in fashion. I also love the fact that they fit snugly on my skinny calves. I will be trying these out in other washes as well. The price point is GREAT for the quality, too!