I had purchased two pairs of these jeans one in petite size and the other in regular as petite was not in stock for the colour I wanted. The petite fit is certainly mid rise on me, but the regular comes to my waist which I prefer. The petite ones have been returned and I have ordered the regular size..I will have to take them up, but I have the technology to do that. Great jeans with lovely colours. Have not washed them yet, but I am confident they will be fine.