Lululemon’s See-Through Yoga Pants: Would You Wear Them?

Totally kidding; you can’t wear them. Lululemon recalled 17% of all women’s bottoms in stores made from the retailer’s signature luon fabric – a blend of nylon and Lycra spandex – because of “excessive sheerness”. In short, you can see right through those pants. Imagine doing yoga in those… awkward.


The retailer’s statement was as follows:

“The ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the women’s black luon bottoms remain the same but the coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness in some of our women’s black luon bottoms that fall short of our very high standards.”

The issue affected shipments available in stores earlier this month on March 1st. So, if you bought Lululemon yoga pants after March 1st, I would bend over in the mirror and check out your butt before you wear them in public.

After the retailer pulled their flawed pants and are trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Lululemon’s statement was that the issue is “not the result of changing manufacturers or quality of ingredients. We are working closely with them to understand what happened during the period this fabric was made.”

So, if you figure out that you have a pair of those see-through pants, you can return them to Lululemon. They are offering full refunds or exchanges to their customers. For now, the company will go through a shortage of their pants in stores and online for a while. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company’s stocks fell 3.8% already. The company also expects revenue to be down by around $10 million for its first-quarter sales. We see Lululemon pulling through in the end, though. Just please, make sure you check yourself out in your new luon yoga pants before you walk outside.

Written By: Julia Klein

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