Lost a lot of weight, so needed pants that didn't have a rigid waistline. The drawstring aspect of these pants is exactly what I needed and the wide tie gives them a sophisticated look. The fit through the legs and body is perfect for me and because I am very rectangular in shape, gives me the appearance of curves I don't really have. Well done!! The fabric is very soft, yet substantial and keeps its shape, unlike many stretchy fabrics that tend to bag in the knees and bottom and/or go all limp after washing a few times. If they came in other colours, I'd have a pair in every one. I plan on buying another black pair as they are now my go-to pants and don't want to get caught out with them in the laundry pile and being unavailable.