I'm not exactly a clothes horse. I like clothes that are functional and comfortable and look reasonably good. These are pretty much a part of my uniform. At my normal size (5', 107 lbs) I wear a size 6; I've just had a baby and I'm somewhere in the 120s, so I'm currently wearing size 8s. The petite version is a little bit long (unless I wear heels, which is seldom) when I first get them, so I shrink them down in the dryer until I can where them with my habitual flats. If you are short and want to wear them with heels, I would recommend line drying. These are incredibly comfortable with a nice low-slung waste that doesn't crush your belly. Their weight works on all but the hottest days in my climate (mainly cold). Importantly, they do not crease. You can make a long drive to work and not emerge looking like a crumpled mess. My only complaint is that EB has been offering these in the same four colors for years. I love the slate, which has recently turned to a more charcoal, less blue-ish grey than it was in the past. But I really wish they would offer these in a shade of dark green, like an army or olive, and a darker brown, like a bark color.