The waist gap in these pants is huge on me. It used to be that curvy meant "concave," that is, the waist was smaller than the hips; now it seems to mean the opposite. The material, length and fit everywhere else is great (size 6P), so I am sad that the waist is so huge. As another reviewer mentions, the cut is pretty much straight up from hips to waist (I don't even have to unbutton them to slide them off). Unfortunately, there's no easy way to take in the waist on these to make them fit comfortably, so I have to return. But if your waist measurement is about the same as your hips, these will probably work well for you.