Smaller than expected fit due to tight fitting waistband. No stretchiness. Designed to expand to the limit of the waist size, but since your hips are typically larger than your waist, these pants are hard and even borderline painful to pull up past the hips. Very snug at the waist. I want to love these pants because of the beautiful drape and fabric, but I'm returning both pairs. They looked so comfy, too.