August 23, 2010

inJEANius: Joe's Jeans Provocateur Petite

All of these petite denim giveaways of late has reminded me that I really do need a good pair of denim jeans right now.  It's been three to four years since I got my last favorite pairs, but I've outgrown or simply outworn almost all of those.  I need to expand my collection with two or three carefully selected pairs, but I know how hard it is for me to find good denim.  (Note to self: One day do a post telling readers about how you found your favorite old pairs.) 

Right now I'm in desperate need of some good denim.  They have to be cute enough for weekend wear but professional enough that I could take them to the office if my new job ever has a casual Friday.  (Fingers crossed!)  So I'm wondering - has anyone ever tried the Provocateur line from Joe's Jeans?  I see that several washes from the petite line are on sale through Wednesday at Hautelook (click here if you need a referral invite) for a mere $79.  This price gets me super excited, and I'm thinking about giving them a shot.  The only thing is - I'm not sure how this line fits.  And I hate that I can't get my money back (only store credit) if the jeans turn out to be duds.  So, petite readers, has anyone else had experience with Joe's Jeans?  If so, I'd love to hear about it before I take the plunge.

Here's the official description from the Hautelook website:

This silhouette has a shorter inseam and a higher knee break to elongate the leg. The measurements are scaled to perfect proportions. This fit is for a woman 5'4" or shorter. If already gifted with longer legs even though she is petite in frame - these can be her "sneaker or ballet flat jean."
  • Zipper and button closure
  • Three front pockets
  • Two back flap pockets
  • Boot cut leg
  • Approx. 31" inseam, 7 5/8" rise
  • Imported
Fit: this style fits true to size 

Model stats for sizing: Height: 5'9"  Bust: 34" Waist: 24"  Hips: 35"  Model is wearing size 28. 
(Ummm, does anyone else think it's ludicrous to have a 5'9" model wearing these petite jeans?  No wonder she looks ridiculous!) 

Care info:  Machine wash
Fiber content:  98% cotton, 2% elastane

What should I do?  Oh, decisions, decisions...


  1. I have a couple pairs of Joe's Jeans, but I've never tried their Provocateur cut. However, I have heard rave reviews from some of my fellow petite friends. To me, the best part about petite jeans like this cut is the fact that the fading and distressing is placed in appropriate places.

    I think it's worth a try! And I am dying to know what your favorites are!

  2. I have never tried Joe's Jeans before. I saw them yesterday at Hautelook but couldn't bring myself to get a pair. It's hard to tell if they're going to fit just by looking online. I am looking forward to see yours.

  3. For those in the DC area, South Moon Under is currently carrying Petite Provocateur. I also recommend National Jean Company in Bethesda, MD. They carry many different brands of high quality denim, including Joes's Jeans.

    Although they do not come in petite, I recommend Raven brand for high quality, dark, classic bootcuts. I'm 5'0 and I like them because I tend to get the waist gap problem (i.e. small waist, full butt)

  4. I can't speak for the Provocateur jeans but I can make a recommendation. I recently bought a pair of Banana Republic jean trousers & I love the fit. I'm also a petite grrrl (5'1") so I was thrilled to find a pair of jeans that were so flattering. I also think they'd look great for casual business attire. Right now if you go to the BR site they're on sale for $49.50. A great deal. Good luck in your search. ;)

  5. I have seen this brand but never tried them on....I am so curious if they are going to fit!

  6. I'm a total cheapo when it comes to clothes but I have to say that when it comes to denim a really good quality classic pair of jeans is a total necessity. Love what you picked out!

  7. I've never thought to try petite jeans...I'm so excited to check these out!

  8. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm excited too, and I hope what I uncover will be helpful to us all. Stay tuned :)

  9. Hi there! Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th carry petite Joe's Jeans. The price there is same as Hautelook, so if you live near, i would buy from there. :)
    I'm 5'2 and size 25 and it fits well on me, inseams long if i'm wearing flats, great with heels. Good luck

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