The size that I ordered did fit around the waist as indicated by the size chart. However, I was not able to wear them due to the fact that they were very tight around my thighs. Before you purchase, consider whether you have a problem with pants fitting snug on your thighs, cause if that's the case, you may need to look at different scrubs, or order a size bigger. I wish I could comment on the quality of the scrubs themselves more, but I didn't really get a chance to feel how comfortable they were. They did seem of very good quality, which is why I did give a 3 star rating.