These jeans are super cute. I am a curvy woman and was excited to find "curvy" jeans. I bought these in my regular size, and they are just a tad too big - but still cute. I'm assuming they'll shrink in the wash. The biggest problem I have is the waist. I am shaped more like a pear, with a smaller waist and larger hips / behind. The waist on these jeans is HUGE. While the fit is good in the hips and rear, I have at least a 5 inch gap in the waist. I will have to wear these with a jacket or long sweater (which I don't mind, but someone else might). I recommend these jeans for women who have a more proportionate waist to hip ratio. I would not recommend them for my fellow 'pears.' And if you are between sizes, I would suggest that you choose the smaller size.