I love these. I have health & sensory issues & can't wear regular jeans even though I want to. These are awesome!!! I normally wear a size 22 & that's what I ordered. But they are more loose than I want. They still fit but loose. I'm going to keep them & wash them in hot because they aren't bad and then I ordered another pair in the lighter wash in a size 20. They fit right in all the right places. They're comfortable. They're not heavy, but also thick enough to wear in the cold. I would say the waist is adaptable regardless of your body size style.