I bought these online without any reviews. I really liked the paper bag style of pants that are trendy right now and hoped these would follow suit. If you purchase these, plan to pair with a fitted top - anything baggy will just make you look frumpy. If you hold weight in your lower stomach, these may help hide it - but they also might accentuate that area. You'll really need to try them on. I suspect that if you are slim, these will look better on you. They're very comfortable, I perhaps could have gone a size smaller - but overall, I think I like them.