I am a full 27 in premium denim, but can go smaller in super stretch denim such as the b(air) line. I purchased Josefinas before in 27 and they were way too big, so I returned them and later on had the chance to try a different pair of Josefinas in-store, which fit really well - not too big, just how I like boyfriends to fit. Anyway, when these went on sale I decided to get the 26. Still too big! Higher waist probably made them a looser fit for me in the sense that even buttoned up I could pull them down with a bit of effort. The higher waist also made them look baggier on me for some reason, and at 5'2" these needed to be cuffed three times to look okay on me. Sadly, I had to return. Hope someone else will be able to enjoy the 26.