When choosing between sizes, skew on the fitted, tight side, since the stretch fibers in most skinny jeans will bag out with wear. If you feel discomfort with how high or low the jeans hit your waist, look for clues pertaining to the rise. A pair that’s marked “mid-rise,” which is typically at least eight inches, provides more coverage because it hits higher on the waist, so it will contour to reveal less overall. Don’t try to size-up if the rise is too low; that will only lead to a poor, uncomfortable fit. Instead, look for a different style that fits your requirements.