The jeans are stretchable, like jeggings, so I was totally surprised when I saw them out of the package. They look like a 12-year old would wear them. I am a size 10 and I put them on - OMG, they are so comfortable. I'm not sure I can ever go back and wear 100% cotton jeans anymore. I do wish the rise was a bit higher, but still, if they had my size, I would buy another and turn them into shorts. These are awesome!