Big, flowy, high waisted, PERFECT! I always felt that I couldn't pull off this particular style, or that it would make me look...unflattering. I always felt I had a longer torso and short legs, so a high waisted pair of pants would maybe chop me in half? You can imagine my surprise when, after prodding from others, I gave these a go and was shocked to find they looked really good! So good, I had to grab a pair for myself. They are incredibly soft and way too comfortable to be considered dress pants, but obviously they are. They can be worn with, or without the belt, as they have an elastic, pull on waist. The wide leg also makes me feel like I have plenty of room to move.