Lululemon recalls see-through yoga pants

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Credit: Getty Images

Were you in a yoga class last night, in downward-facing dog only too look up and see a little too much of the person in front of you through their Lululemon yoga pants?

This is apparently an issue.

We’ll have to part ways with our favorite overpriced yoga pants for a while as Lululemon was forced to recall a large selection of their yoga pants due to coverage problems.

The company announced: “We have determined that certain shipments of product received from our factories and available in store from March 1, 2013 do not meet our technical specifications. The items affected are certain styles of women’s bottoms in our signature black Luon fabric. The ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the pants remain the same but the coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness in some of our women’s black Luon bottoms that falls short of our very high standards.

“Over the past weekend we pulled all of the affected black Luon women’s bottoms from our stores, showrooms and e-commerce site, and are working with our supplier to replace the fabric and our other manufacturers to replace these key items as quickly as possible. We believe the affected items represented approximately 17% of all women’s bottoms in our stores and for the near term there will be a shortage of these styles available to our guests.”

Yuppie yogis aren’t the only ones suffering from this loss. It turns out the recall will cost Lululemon millions; nearly a fifth of their inventory is unusable. According to multiple reports, the recall is predicted to bring the company’s quarterly sales down from $350-$355 million to $333-$343 million.

Keep calm, yoga fans. Until we get our yoga pants back remember to take deep breaths. Namaste.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant


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