I have the pleasure of being a size - or 2 - smaller than last year, and was desperate for new summer pants. I've never been able to buy pants without trying them on because anything from a 22-26 fit, or fit weirdly, but had nothing that fit, so ordered online out of desperation. Delighted to say these fit perfectly, and are super comfy. I'm short (5'2), so the length hits me mid calf which I expected. The curvy waist is great - no belt required. Sits right at the waist line, and the pockets easily hold the phone without risk of it falling out. I ordered a 22, and it's perfect!