I bought these pants on sale and I'm glad of that. I bought my usual size 28, but they feel really tight because of the inner mesh at the tummy and top of hops. It feels like steel around me. I'm going to see if I can cut out the mesh, but I also found the pants too short! Lately Pennington's pants have been way too long. Wish they could get length standardized. The material is pretty heavy but doesn't breathe very much. I likely won't wear these unless I can get the mesh out. If you are looking for some serious girdle then you might like these-but I do not.