There has been a perverse twist in what is perhaps the most outrageous story of 2013 — Lululemon will have a shortage of some of its yoga pants due to a “coverage problem.” (RELATED: There will soon be a shortage of the world’s most fabulous and expensive yoga pants)
Some of Lululemon’s wildly expensive yoga pants are being recalled for being too sheer.
During a conference call with a Wall Street analyst Thursday, Lululemon CEO Christine Day said that the only way to test the sheerness of the company’s yoga pants is to have employees slip them on and bend over.
“The truth of the matter is the only way you can actually test for the issue is to put the pants on and bend over,” Day said, according to Bloomberg. “Just putting the pants on themselves doesn’t solve the problem. It passed all of the basic metric tests and the hand-feel is relatively the same, so it was very difficult for the factories to isolate the issue, and it wasn’t until we got in the store and started putting it on people that we could actually see the issue.”
This scientific method has proved to be effective since the company’s conception in 1998, but for some reason this batch of yoga pants did not pass the “how about you bend over and we’ll take a looksie” test.
Lululemon announced that it will soon have a shortage of its yoga pants since they do not meet the company’s “very high standards” of opaqueness. The sheerness issue has affected approximately 17 percent of yoga pants in Lululemon stores since March 1.
Unfortunately, yoga loving “Real Housewives of _____” will not have the opportunity to pay $98 for yoga pants for “the near term.”#