Recently lost a bunch of weight and was on a mission to buy some expensive jeans
now that I'm in a size range they carry. I'm 5 foot 9 and now weigh 170 pounds. I'm wearing a size 10 in every brand and style that I currently own. My biggest fit issue is that I'm still thicker in the thigh area than the normal size of my waist - although its still proportional to what you would normally see in women (nothing crazy like my thighs are 10x bigger than my waist). I got the honey jeans
because they are supposed to fit this type of body and its perfect! The 31R is perfect, when i first put them on they pull accross the back of my thighs, but 30 minutes of normal wear stretches them slightly to a perfect fit. The reason these jeans
are amazing, is that the waist to thigh ratio is perfect, and these are NOT a low rise jean. Since my thights and butt are slightly bigger, I hate low rise jeans
that can't stay up over my hips and need to be tugged up all the time. The honey comes up over my hip bone and nips in at my waist (mid rise) and stay up perfectly for all day wear that doesn't stretch out at the waist and fall down. My only complaint is that the butt pockets are not my favorite of the fancy brands
out there, but my slightly less flattering butt shape is more than made up for how slim and tall i look from the front and how well these still fit after a full day of wearing. Only wish Zappos carried more colors since I don't have a retailer in town. Also ordered a pair of original boot cut Seven's. I love the overall butt shape and cut of those even better, but the 32R is questionably tight and the rise is LOW so even just wearing them around in my room I'm tugging them up. Will probably keep them since my friends insist they stretch out to a permanent larger size, but not sure I like that. I definitely prefer the Joe's Honey from an overall comfort/fit.