Based on my past experience (all good) with Joe's Jeans, I went out on a limb and bought this pair of the Provocateur jeans online even though I had never tried on the Provocateur style before. Let me just jump the gun and give the verdict first...I LOVE THESE JEANS!! They make my legs look long and lean and I feel freaking fantastic (and mighty tall) in them. Keep keep keep!!
As you may recall, I had ordered both the size 23 and size 24 in hopes that one of them would fit me. Luckily, size 23 fits almost perfectly - no waist gap, fitted in the hips, butt, and thigh with no weird wrinkling in the back, and no hemming required with 2.5 inch heels or higher. My heels these days are normally 2 inches or lower so I'll most likely get them hemmed. According to the tag, these jeans are made especially for petites: "The Provocateur Petite Fit - this silhouette has a shorter inseam and a higher knee break to elongate the leg..." which addresses the problem with hemming jeans that were made for taller girls.
Here is the size 23 on me wearing 2 inch heels. It would've looked even better with higher heels, but those sexy shoes will be in storage for a good long while.
Measured flat, the waist is 13", hips are 16", thigh is 7.5", and inseam is 31". You can see that I have a full break in front because the heels I'm wearing are too low.
From the back, you can see that the hem is barely above the ground. The original hem is distressed along the bottom edge. I'm actually not a fan of the distressed hem so if I were to shorten these jeans, I could save some money getting a regular hem for $8.
Anyway, these jeans are super comfortable and the denim is soft and thick. It is very difficult finding size 23 jeans so I'm extremely happy I took the risk in buying these! These jeans are going to last a long long time. Love!
As for the size 24 jeans, they were definitely a bit big on me. The stores are currently selling the Provocateur style for $153-$174 but only in size 24 online. For reference, those jeans measured in at approximately: waist 14", hips 16.5", thighs 8" and inseam 31". I'll be returning the size 24 tomorrow unless another petite wants them for the awesome price I paid plus shipping.