I am 5’ 1”. I weigh 158 pounds. My waist is 37”. I have a short torso. I am in between a size medium & large (size 8-10). I purchased these jeans in a size medium & large because I wasn’t sure about the fit & the mixed reviews. The size large fit me good in the waist area (37”). But overall they were too big. The crotch area was long on me in the size large. I returned the size large. I have to agree with Brittany, non stretch jeans on my body type doesn’t fare well for me. These jeans remind me of the fit on the Carson shorts. Which was not a good look for me. So when I tried on the size medium, I really liked how they fit. Except for the waist portion. My stomach does protrude out a bit. And I could barely button them. It’s uncomfortable for me in the waist area. There is no type of stretch in the waist. I couldn’t breath. But I am determined to lose some weight. These jeans/style is not something I would normally wear. But I’m trying to switch up my style a bit & take chances.