I purchased these pants because I wanted white and had no idea what to expect. When I read some of he reviews I almost think some folks are reviewing some other item. The weight of the fabric is not see through, it is stretchy, and not heavy, As you are wearing them they do stretch but I bought my size - 8 - and they are fine. There is nothing tight about these jeans. Very comfortable and the fabric is soft. I also purchased them on sale so was very pleased. Thanks EB.