When I first got these I was afraid I got a size too small. I'm 5' 8" 125lbs and got size 25. They were sooo tight I could hardly bend my legs. After wearing them a couple times they've gotten worn in and look great. I will never put them through the dryer, but I like a snug fit so they're perfect for me. The cut is very skinny. I think a size 26 would have worked too, but I'll keep the 25's.