Soft cotton pants with generous wide elastic waist. Comfortable and graceful. I machine washed in cold water and hung up to dry - there was about an inch vertical shrinkage, maybe less. No horizontal shrinkage noticed. I bought the 5xl, I normally wear a size 16 with a 30 in in-seam and the 5xl was a little bit loose, not enough to go a size down and, after washing, is probably a 29 in in-seam. I will be ordering more in other colors.