I love these pants so much I have 2 pairs to ensure I always have a clean pair on hand. I prefer to use the ankle ties to cinch them slightly but you have so many options from straight leg to harem style by tying the ankle tighter. They look great with all seasons footwear so can be worn year round. I can be sensitive to tight things on my waist so very happy with how comfortable at the waist these pants are. Legs are slim enough that I can wear tops out and the flat front allows me to tuck tops in. I have washed them in the washing machine countless times and they still look like new. Really versatile style, easy care and so comfortable.