"Large" is definitely not a large
I am 5'5" with a natural waist line of 27" and a hip width of 40". I bought a large knowing that my body shape is curvier and with the intention of trying to achieve the same billowy look the model as in the picture. These pants were made for women with no hips. I could barely fit the pants over my hip region. I was able to shimmy my way into them and get them on my natural waist but they do not have the billowy look the model has. In fact, for me, they fit a bit more like gaucho's because the area around the hips are still a little snug. If you are a women with hips as wide as mine and don't mind rocking the gaucho look, then by all means buy them. They are extremely comfortable and breath so nicely. If you don't like the gaucho look, or have hips larger than mine, I recommend looking elsewhere as you will hate these pants.