I like the pants a lot. They run slightly snug, but I wouldn't say they're a whole size smaller. I ordered a size 8, which is the same size I have the Cirque pants in. The Ferrosi's stretch allows for a very forgiving fit but I probably still could have used an extra inch in the waist band. I think a size 10 would be too big, though. I don't have this issue with the size 8 Cirque pants. So keep that in mind, if you're a "hippy" gal, these might not work for you. Otherwise, the Ferrosi's seem to be a great late spring/summer/early fall pant for me. The main issue that I have with them is the lack of durability. Don't expect them to last you more than a year. But that being said, they are really comfy and versatile so I'll keep buying them.