I read the review where someone said these are baggy. After my 9 hour shift I have to agree they got baggy so I would size down one size. Other than that they do have the option for pockets if you cut the sewn ones open, I chose not to for a more professional look. These have a thick soft tie that HOLD UP allllll day long. These are the fist pair of pants that I don't have to keep pulling up every 5 minutes. I don't think I had to adjust these once. I can bend down with out feeling like my bum will show or the seem will split. They are silky and light and don't feel tight or uncomfortable at all. I'm a size 16 and will order size 14s next time. I have not had a chance to wash these yet but I would definitely hang to dry.