In a huge yoga pants recall, Lululemon has called back hundreds of their black, stretchy leggings that become totally see-through when stretched. Imagine a room full of celebrity wearers, each in a half-moon pose. The popular pants, in fact, are often worn out on the street, reports the Hollywood Reporter on Monday, March 18.
Reese Witherspoon is a big fan. So are Kelly Ripa and Gisele Bundchen. These and other celebrities wear their yoga gear like a uniform, out shopping or to lunch. It shows they have been working out, after all. But this particular lot may show far more. Don’t bend over, ladies.
The Vancouver manufacturer has recalled garments sold between March 1-16, due to “a level of sheerness ... that falls short of our very high standards.” Well, yes. See-through pants are not exactly what customers are looking for in their athletic wear.
Almost 17 percent of Lululemon's current stock – the bottom part – is affected. The company blames the problem on quality-control issues at the Vietnam and Taiwan factories where the lycra pants are manufactured.
Owners of the black, sheer pants may return them for a full refund. Or maybe they like things the way they are, going for full visibility. But at least wearers should be aware of what they look like from behind.