Lululemon’s Mortifying Answer To Their Sheer Yoga Pants Problem

March 25th, 2013 // 3 Comments
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Bend over, yoga pant enthusiasts, for Lululemon isn’t going down the corporate slide without a fight.

Last week it was reported that 17% of the overpriced company’s black luon yoga pants (made from a blend of nylon and lycra) are so sheer in the buttocks region that one can see right through them.

The only way to test for the problem is to put the pants on and bend over,” CEO Christine Day said in a conference call on March 21st.  ”It wasn’t till we got it in store and started putting it on people that we actually saw the issue.”

According to Jezebel, customers weren’t entirely pumped about this new protocol measure.  One posted her story to Facebook: 

I went into my local store to return my Astro pants and Invert crops, both purchased this month. I was asked to BEND OVER in order to determine sheerness. The sales associate then perused my butt in the dim lighting of the change room and deemed them “not sheer”. I felt degraded that this is how the recall is being handled. I called the GEC to confirm this is their protocol, and they verified that yes, the “educators” will verify sheerness by asking the customer to bend over.

These GEC (Guest Education Center) instruct the educator (a sales associate) to search the bum for any signs of sheer tom foolery.

All the more reason to get that ass in shape.

By Kelly Lynch
  1. That is mortifying to say the least.

  2. Adam

    My fiance went into Lululemon on Monday in Whistler to purchase a pair of pants. The sales associates there asked my fiance to perform the “bend over test”. My fiance and I were not made to feel uncomfortable in any way by this request. It is the same as walking around the room with a pair of shoes before purchasing. If you are so uncomfortable with your body that having to bend over in front of someone makes you feel vulnerable, maybe you shouldn’t purchase pants that leave little to the imagination. Think about it.

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