I saw these leggings on sale and bought them based on my complete satisfaction with two pairs of Lysse's shorter version with straight legs. The " - ruching" - is as pictured, not too pronounced. I'm 5'2" - and weigh 140 lbs. (after adding 5 lbs. during the Christmas holidays), so I bought a Large. Because I'm a senior, I didn't want a skin-tight fit, and the Large fits the bill: hugs and molds gently without looking like I poured myself in them. The Large size fits me a little longer than pictured, not climbing much higher than my ankles. They're very comfortable, and I have no issues with a tight waist like some other reviewers (the waist sits below my bellybutton). They launder easily in cold water. A great buy, especially on sale.
Quality and fit make this my third pair
By Rose from Cape Coral, FL from on 2/1/2015
Love these so much--I want to wear them everyday! Very slimming and so stretchy
By Becca from , from on 2/20/2013
Very comfortable once they are broken in. I'm a normal sized woman of 135 pounds (I purchased a medium). First time I tried to put these leggings on, I almost gave up because the waistband was so unforgiving. However, once on they felt good so I gave them a second chance. Much easier to get into the second time around. The leggings themselves are stretchy and soft - I'm unsure why the waistband barely has enough stretch to get over hips. Pros: - soft, comfortable fabric Cons: - tight waistband, not enough stretch
By Carolyn from Denver, CO from on 8/1/2012
I love how these hold me snug. I feel like they hold me in and I jiggle less because of them. It's hard to explain. They hold me in and yet are super comfortable that I can live in them. I think waistband is snug so it doesn't roll or slip. Pros: - Everything!