Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Yoga Pants Recall?

I didn’t see this one coming . . . although apparently everything else was in plain view. High end (oh dear) fitness wear retailer Lululemon has recalled the latest batch of its most popular yoga pants because they are too revealing.

My first thought was, “Well. Duh.” Take it from someone who has had a bad experience or two. Spandex can only do so much and then it metaphorically snaps back over the very, very fine line between nicely compacted and squeezed to the point of obscenity. People of WalMart, you know what I’m talking about. And I mean that in the kindest way.

Stretch, however, doesn’t seem to be Lululemon’s problem. In one of the most roundabout ways ever of saying I see Paris, I see France, the company’s own media release explains:

“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.”

Let’s not dwell on it, but I also know firsthand about bottoms falling short of very high standards. Ironically, that is one of the reasons I, myself, do yoga: to try to keep the whole thing from sagging southward. So for now, I’ll continue to downward dog in my garden variety fleece capris, one size too large.

I got ‘em at Walmart.