At xmas time I used a pair in the store to try with tops, to make sure they looked good with leggings, and I liked them so much I had to buy a pair even though I didn't need leggings. I then ended up liking them so much I kept the package with the item info so I would be able to order an exact same pair. They are my favorite leggings and it's what I compare all other leggings to. I just got my 2nd pair and I'm thinking that I should just get rid of all my other leggings and just buy some more. They stay up with the elastic band. They are thick enough for cold days and cool enough for hot days. They aren't see through. They fit snugly like almost nylons and tights, so that they can be worn under dresses, and not feel like weird pants. They don't shrink and become short pants above the ankles. So for me they tick all the boxes. Also just bought a blue plaid pair and they fit the same way.