At first glance they look rather plain compared to the glitz and glitter of other jeans, but they are a great fit. I have the laurel canyon cut which is your basic low rise boot cut. The rise is not too low, just right. And I think they make the butt look great! They are a bit tight on the thigh though because I have rather large thighs.
Ok, true I'm 5'9" but these jeans seriously elongate your whole body. Extremely flattering in the thighs, usually dark in color, and stretchy fabric that still feels good after a long day. I always feel a little bit more fashionable in Paige jeans.
The bad is that all Paige jeans are cut to assume you are 7 feet tall. Even I have to get them hemmed as they trail a wee bit past my 3" heels. I suppose you can say that it's a way to go "one size fits all" for height but a pain overall to know that you have to go to the tailor or go through a little more extra work to get them to fit perfectly.
Tip: Depending on the brand you have to allow for varying levels of stretch (fit great out of the wash but then over one day of use stretches 1/2 size or full size). Paige jeans stretch very little, so how it fits in the dressing room will be how it fits after some use.
because the sizes run smaller than other brands! I can wear a 26 here, while in other brands it may be a 27-28. I'm all about vanity sizing during weak moments.
The jeans are flattering for your legs in the way they hug your thighs, and some of them have a slight flare at the bottom. However, these are not the type of jeans to showcase your behind in. They make your butt look rather flat. And, if your butt is too large, it runs the risk of making the back of your jeans have that wide open mouth look where you see butt crack.
The material is very thick but still bendable (i.e. when you need to squat or do some unladylike knee stretches) and it doesn't fray despite my dragging it across miles of walking. It's not super comfortable since it's so stiff, but it's not unbearable or stuffy like GAP jeans.