I really love the look and feel of these pants - super comfortable, and they are perfect casual pants. As an hourglass shape though, I found them sliding down on me, and I don't think a smaller size would do the trick. Because there are no belt loops - I can't 'fix' the issue with a belt to keep them up. I also like the fact that despite being pull on pants (comfortable!), the front pockets are functional. I would recommend these to most people. I might just have a weird body shape.