As they have an elasticized back (so no zip insertion) but a flat front waistband which sits just below the natural waist they are both comfortable and flattering at the same time. Also, they have nice pleat details at the front which gives a bit of shape.
I made a straight size 14 with no adjustments and they are spot-on, I'm really pleased with the fit, which makes me think I might try more True Bias patterns.
I love the length they fall at too. I'm 5'5" and they fall mid-calf I would say. I love them and have in mind a navy pair for autumn in a suiting fabric which I think will work with boots too. I think they even work fine with flat shoes too, so overall a great all rounder. Who knows I might even make a shorts version, but probably not this summer. It's feeling very autumnal all of a sudden, where did that summer go to?