These pants are true high waist and very cute. However, after one wear they stretch at least 1-2 sizes bigger. I tried washing them in the machine washer and putting them in the dryer, but they did not shrink that much. Unfortunately, I won't be able to wear them again as they are way too big. I usually wear a medium or large in Billabong, and the mediums stretched out so much that I would need a small. These pants stratch so much, even if a smaller size doesn't seem to fit you initially, they likely will after a few hours of wearing them. Sadly I can't justify spending another $50 to buy them in a small, and since I already wore the mediums I am unable to return them.