My husband got me these pants as a surprise for Christmas and they are really beautiful; fully-lined, made of high quality fabric, flowy and elegant. I am 5'8" tall and weigh 140 pounds and he bought me a Large. My waist is around 31/32, and I was afraid they wouldn't fit, but they are fine - snug but not uncomfortable, and I can zip them on my own without any trouble. I have a very short torso, and don't ordinarily wear high waist pants as they make me look out of proportion, but I've found these look great with my Lauren tops (untucked) and so I've surrendered to the high waist. These are LONG, but no complaints here because I'm all legs and usually have trouble finding pants that are long enough. I wear them with high heels and they still graze the floor.