I did order a size up, I usually wear a women's 4 to 6 and I'm curvy and don't' want to look like i'm trying too hard. I got the 9 and they are not painted on me like a hooker but look really cute and nice. They are stretchy and way soft, I love them!! I really really didn't want to go the "jeggings" route but these actually look like jeans so no one will know!!