GUESS challenge to win a year’s supply of jeans

Sometimes I want to smack myself real hard for not reading emails carefully. Yesterday was such an instance. Well, what happened was that I had walked into the GUESS boutique at Paragon, thinking I was attending a fashion launch event. Little did I realize what I was in for! In fact, when I found out, I almost walked out of the store because I was required to do something I was adversed to – to try three pair of their jeans and then pose for a picture! I had thought it was something impromptu but later realized it was my fault for not clicking on the attached e-invite, which had contained the details of the “Try To Win” activity.

Jeans is not my thing
But you’re probably wondering why I was so adversed to the idea of trying on their jeans. It’s not their jeans per se, but jeans in general. I DON’T WEAR JEANS. I don’t think I look good in them, given my big hips and short legs, and I have completely given up on the idea that I’ll ever own a pair of jeans or be seen in one. And trying on the jeans wasn’t the problem; it was having to be seen in them, and then have my picture taken while wearing them! I absolutely cringed at the thought!

GUESS offers many designs and fits of jeans
Anyway, after a bit of deliberation, I decided to participate, especially since I’ve already taken time to attend the event. So I was told I needed to pick out three pair of jeans. Now, that was tricky because I’m not familiar with the different designs, and it didn’t help that Guess had coined fancy names to them, such as Daredevil, Power Skinny, Venice, Starlet, or Britney. They were supposed to denote the different cuts like skinny, straight, boot, etc., and also if the design is of legging fit, slim fit, low rise or medium rise. It was uber confusing for me and I stared at the pile of jeans for a good moment, not knowing what to pick. Good thing help was at hand for GUESS had deployed some really nice and lovely staff to assist us, and the one who came to my rescue was a sweet lady by the name of Christine. She was very patient with my rambles and took time to pick out designs she thought would suit me.

Skinny jeans ain’t for me
The first set I was given to try were the legging fit, skinny jeans. Although I had little idea about jeans but I know something about skinny jeans and decided I wouldn’t look good in them. But I tried them anyway. Turned out, I couldn’t even squeeze my hips in them even after trying to jump into them. LOL. So after that failed attempt, we moved on to try another set of three straight cuts, and this time, I managed to jump into them quite easily.

I picked Britney
To cut the story short, I settled on Britney, which is of a straight cut and medium rise for the picture taking. Except for the length, that pair fitted me well. I was told all Guess jeans tend to be long (or maybe Christine was trying to be kind to me) but I can have the length altered at any GUESS stores without charge. When I looked at the pictures, I still don’t think I look great in jeans but I’ll concede it’s bearable, and the idea of wearing jeans doesn’t seem so bad afterall.

You can win a one-year supply of GUESS jeans
Anyway, this “Try to Win” campaign is also targeted at the public. You can walk into the GUESS Paragon store anytime till 27 November, try on three pairs of GUESS jeans, agree to have your photo taken and you’ll receive a limited edition GUESS headphone, while stocks last. In addition, the photo you take will enable you to participate in the “Best Photo Challenge”. Just add an interesting caption to your photo and the best photo with the best caption will receive a one-year supply of GUESS jeans (one pair of jeans per month).

A new pair each month? Sounds like a perfect and fitting idea to begin 2012 isn’t it? (~_#k8SjZc9Dxk)


  1. Alexandra says:

    It looked great on you Sesame! Very stylo!

  2. EcoBeauty says:

    You look good! I think you chose a top that compliments your figure, too.
    And yeah, Guess jeans are usually very long, like for Paris Hilton types of legs. Last time I bought one, I could literally use the extra length as house slippers if I folded them under my feet, lol.

  3. Xi Xi says:

    Wow, you look nice! ?

    Btw, are amino acids drying?

  4. Sophia says:

    The Britney jeans look great on you! I hardly wear jeans/trousers either. I’m really short and it’s difficult to find trousers that are the right length and fit. Thanks for sharing ? xo

  5. pf1123 says:

    I think you look great in them!!

    Yes, GUESS is a US brand and they normally produce many fittings. Eg for the DKNY jeans I bought in US, they come in Long, Short and Regular length for the same size. I bought Regular length and had to alter because Short ran out for the design I like.

    At banana republic, I had to get my pants from the Petite section for my perfect length (I am not too petite in size!).

  6. pf1123 says:

    Btw, I think you look quite a lot younger in this outfit!

  7. sesame says:

    Thanks Alexandra! ?

  8. sesame says:

    The top is quite fitting except that it showed off my flabby arms. Oh Paris Hilton type of legs…anyway, I’ve sent the jeans for alteration to avoid mopping the floor. ?

  9. sesame says:

    No, they’re known to be moisturizing as far as I know.

  10. sesame says:

    Thanks Sophia…you don’t wear jeans/trousers too? I don’t have trousers either but I love wearing shorts though.

  11. sesame says:

    Oh DKNY has different length? Geez…I have no ideas about jeans at all. But I don’t think the petite can even fit me.

  12. sesame says:

    Thanks! I think casual wear does make one look younger.

  13. pf1123 says:

    All the US brand I’ve seen has various lengths. Another one is gap. Probably they don’t bring in the various lengths here. Not only for jeans. Pants also.

  14. millie says:

    Nice jeans, great prize

  15. Hiddy says:

    I think you look great in the Britney jeans! I like straight cut as well. I will probably go check these out sometime =)

  16. sesame says:

    I’m so clueless cos I don’t shop for trousers or jeans at all. Haha…thanks for the information!

  17. sesame says:

    Yeah, quite good for those based her to luck their legs. ?

  18. sesame says:

    Thank you! Yeah, straight cuts look pretty decent on me. I really can’t do skinny.

  19. vivavoomz says:

    I have big hips too but I love jeans. I actually think they help to lengthen legs. You should try the boot cut next time. I think boot cuts flatter our figures. ?

  20. sesame says:

    Boot cut? Ok, I’ll check it out.

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