I bought them a year ago in Dk Smoke color. Fitting was pretty good. The waist band is not low and not that high, exactly like I needed. With the belt they can hide your lower belly pooch if it's not that big. I was not sure about the color as they look like they have been washed many times. I knew they were specially dyed, but it was not something I got used to wear. Now I love them including the color. I wear them very often (spring/summer/fall) and wash them often, and they still look good. They are very comfortable, so I am going to buy one more in different color.