I love the look of these pants, they're very flattering. The waist sits much higher than it shows int he picture. On me, it's just over my belly button. The drawstring, is also very thick, I wish they would have just done buttons instead and lowered the waist. My shirt reaches my hips and at my belly-button there's this big bulky, lumpy string that shows through my shirt. I'm a little disappointed that I paid so much for these, but won't wear them anywhere other than the house for these reasons. The material is also very, very thin.