These exceeded my expectations tbh. I wear 23 in Frankie Bs... and that's pretty much the only brand I wear because they fit me well. But these Dakota ones were a good break from the super low rise style of FBs. They are a mid to high rise for me because of my height and short torso. I got a size 24 and there is plenty of stretch so even thought the legs are skinny they are not constricting at all and the waist doesn't gape. I feel they are better quality than BLANK NYC which I've ordered before.