Today I tried on the J Brand cigarette jeans (14-inch bottom) in Jett. I loved the way they fit, but there was a tiny bit of space in the waist. I had on a 27, which is what I always wear in my Seven jeans. I can't even IMAGINE squeezing myself into a 26, but from what you ladies have said, you have to go a size down. Am I going to have droopy, diaper bum after wearing these jeans for a few hours, because that would be a big waste of money! THANK YOU!!!