So first, I love these jeans!!! Seeing as though there were no reviews on them yet, I had to take a guess on the stretch😩. Some jeans I got from swank, I had to size up when they were listed as stretchy and had to go past my regular size. So with these, I would've gotten the 2X which would be a size up from what I normally wear, I'm normally a size 16/1X, but I felt that I should go up to the 3X just incase to avoid having to return. So I purchased the 3X, I love how comfortable they are, but they were slightly loose, especially as you wear them throughout the day. I'm still going to keep them though because they don't look too bad! I'm 5'4 and 235lbs for reference.