OMG! I am in love with these pants....I am 5 ft. 8 inches tall and thick around the hips, thighs and buttocks. Normally when I purchase tights they are way too short and too small, whrn I wear them I have to keep pulling them up even while walking. Sitting is the worst, you get all crack...so when I saw these I was very hesistant to purchase them and thought to myself if they don't fit I will just use them as capris or knee length shorts, but they came and I am "IN LOVE!" The length is very long and they have a nice high waist with what seems to look like a panel to hold your belly in place and the back holds everything in place and not sagging. These are the sexiest fitting compression workout pants I have ever owned. They are breathable and thin enough for workout without holding an odor....I have already washed and wore them today. They arrived in a ziplock bag inside a Cello bag, so you want to wash them before wearing them as they have that factory smell. (Cleaning Fluid from Colors), this is natural and much appreciated. I normally wear a Large and if I order clothes from other countries, I normally order the largest size, just to be on the safe side and I did this very same thing and I am glad I did...I would have been able to wear the large also, but I love the way the XL feels...These are marvelous and a beautiful color and designs. I would recommend these to family and friends and I am sure you will love them. this seller gets an A+ for this item...Great Job!