I absolutely love these jeans, they definitely are worth it. I'm about 5'0, and around 29-30 for the waist, but the quarantine pounds got to me and I decided to go for a large. The measurements say it's 30.71 inches but when I measured it, it's more like a 32-inch waist and it's definitely very stretchy. I would have sized down just because the material is really stretchy but it still looks fine with a belt. However, I would say just take it upon your own judgment for the size, and whatever size you usually get just stick with that. Since I'm so short it's really high-waisted and hits high above my belly button and it's about 3-4 inches too long on the bottom. I would say the color is a bit darker than shown in the picture but overall the quality and everything is great! The button is a bit flimsy but that's my only main complaint. Other than that I would definitely recommend it!!