I so wanted these to work for me. I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of comfortable wool long underwear for ages! Everything was wonderful about these ones aside from the waist band. I'm 5'5, 120bls with a fairly narrow waist, but the elastic was much too tight for my liking. That being said, I'm fussy about those types of things. They are very high-waisted and sat at my true waist, just a little too tight. Otherwise the fit was great- not too tight on the legs, but fitted enough to layer easily.