I personally think they look quite frumpy and that there are nicer jeans for the same money around with high rises etc if that is what you want.
There are lots in tk maxx at the moment for £40 so I would check there first if you can. My local lady charges £12 to alter so if there were no petite I would buy longer and get them altered. Sadly no 12s left online now but definitely saw lots of sizes in store.
My own experience with NYDJ doesnt bear out negative comments like some here. I wonder if those who say they're frumpy have actually seen the better styles on anyone - or seen the range of styles they have beyond the boring ones John Lewis stock. I have several pairs of their skinnies in dark denim snd black - they certainly neither look frumpy nor are poor quality. Wouldn't personally buy anything else. Have tried cheaper eg M and S and they do look awful on me - too baggy in my sizenfor my long slim legs.
Having said that I'm a larger size and if I were 'only' size 14 would probably
The high waisted Next ones are good. They come in skinny,slim leg and bootcut. The bootcut is fitted on the thigh with these and quite a small flare at the ankle. The skinny ones are very good owing to the stretch in them. The straight/slim leg are really flattering. They really hoist everything in.