I am 6'0" tall, athletic build, and ordered a medium as I normally wear a 10 in Eddie Bauer pants. I pulled them on and I could wear them, but they ran a bit small in the rise and were not flattering at all. You would have to have a super flat stomach for these to look good. Sure, wearing a long top over it would provide a better look, but they were just cut in a strange way between the legs and the rise which was not working for me. Maybe it is just because I am tall and it is not specifically a tall-sized garment, but I am able to wear other crop/capris style pants that are not specifically tall size with no problem.