I don’t think I have ever received as many compliments for a new item of clothing before. My children, sisters and even my mother, have universally approved these as flattering. I was unsure whether to size down but went for a 16 in the end. Beautifully cut, these jeans are a joy to wear. The high waist is perfect for my build but honestly I would have chosen them anyway because they are built to last. They have given a little with wear, and I am hoping that they will shrink to fit but haven’t yet washed them.