I like the look of Eddie Bauer summer pants and capris but that quick-dry fabric they often use has no give. So I was excited when I saw the stretch, curvy capris in the style I like. The fabric and waist-band have absolutely no give, so I'm not really sure why they are described as stretch. Because of this the sizes are pretty tailored and they don't have much give if you plan to hike or climb in them. If you're between sizes go for the larger one.