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If Your Thighs Can Touch, Lululemon Pants Might Not Be Right for You

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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If Your Thighs Can Touch, Lululemon Pants Might Not Be Right for You Founder blames fabric woes on 'some women's bodies'

If you're one of the many women who seem to be having problems with lululemon yoga pants, the brand's founder has a question for you: Have you considered blaming your thighs?

"Frankly, some women’s bodies just don’t actually work for it," Chip Wilson told Bloomberg Television during a discussion of the company's patented and problematic material, luon.

After having to recall 17 percent of its yoga pants earlier this year due to complaints they were see-through, the yoga retailer recently began hearing from customers having issues with pilling and torn seams

"It's about the rubbing through the thighs and how much pressure is there," he told Bloomberg's Street Smart program in the segment below. Here's how that's being translated today by bloggers, activists and angry customers: If you don't have thigh gap, you're not cut out for lululemon.

Wilson's statement comes on the heels of former employees accusing lululemon of discriminating against larger women by hiding its biggest sizes, 10s and 12s, out of plain sight. 

As you might expect, lululemon's Facebook page is being flooded today with complaints from customers who feel the brand is lowering its quality and trying to pin the blame on women's body types.

"Basically your company is saying, 'You should only have the pleasure of overpaying for our inferior product if you are super skinny,'" summarized one Facebook commenter. "It's not just that you think normal size women should not wear your crappy product, you believe thin women are dumb enough to pay for poor quality workout pants."

Via NPR.

by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM

lol

Oh well I won't be wearing these. 

lol

tanyainmizzou
by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM

They are actually awesome yoga pants.

storkneedsgps
by Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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How is 10 and 12 plus size?
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caito
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Okay, so we should rearrange our skeletons so we can fit into those overpriced yoga pants. Riiiiiiiiiight

krysstizzle
by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:02 PM
18 moms liked this

One would think that 90 dollar yoga pants would, at the very least, last and have sturdy seams. Apparently not.

Of course, I also think it's hilarious that there's actually a thing as 90 dollar yoga pants, so... 

2Gs
by Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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Maybe stop making them in China?  Just a thought.

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. That seems pretty average to me. 

Quoting storkneedsgps:

How is 10 and 12 plus size?


momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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There are better quality yoga pants at Target for 1/3 the price.  

rfurlongg
by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Lol! Good grief.

SunshneDaydream
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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Wow. Our pants fall apart because your thighs touch? Right. How about actually making quality products?
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