I love a high rise in jeans, as my natural waist sits quite high. I'm also bodaciously plus-sized, with an hourglass shape -- or is it a pear shape? Anyway, it's great to have jeans that, you know, fit my body and don't slip down my waist and hips over a few hours, as many jeans do. (A belt keeps these jeans in place, Wear them long enough, and I expect they would slide a bit.) I didn't think a skinny jean would look good on my shape, but it does. I feel confident and, yes, maybe even beautiful wearing them. Sure, my tummy is not at all hidden, but then again I do have a tummy, so ... If you're plus-sized and considering skinny jeans for the first time, and if these come in your size, give them a try. They might surprise you. Top marks for comfort.