Love it when a pair of pants fit true to size. I think I found that in Rollas pants and jeans. Im 5'5" at 145lb with an athletic build. The 28 fits beautifully and sits perfectly at my waist. There is a tiny bit of stretch too. And love the flare! I did think these would be more cropped, they are more ankle length on me, but I ended up loving the length. Love!