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Too funny indeed. The reaction of the girl at the end is accurate when you come across those that wear sheer pants too (and don't check themselves in the mirror, bend test etc.) I've been in that situation when I'm not trying to look, but when you go into a pose where you end up seeing, it's mortifying. Then there are the women/girls who just walk around baring it all to the world (short top, sheer bottom) and seem to think this is acceptable.
Ha! How very cheeky of them! ; )
that is freakin hill airy ass!!! Omg! that is just too funny for words :)
I think I would find it funny if lulu weren't still selling sheer pants. sorry but as much as like the full-on fabric feel, it's still sheer on me, even when I size up, twice.
I'm surprised they didn't wait for April Fool's Day to put that up - like last year when they had the leather yoga pants.
American Eagle already did this last year with spray-on jeans (called Skinny Skinny).
Clearly, Lululemon finds humor to all of those who purchase their sheer leggings for top dollar. Personally, I find this quite insulting. $1200 for a spray can is just as ridiculous as $100 for pantyhose...
@ anon 12:58 pm - Jimmy Kimmel is the one who came up with the idea, they're just having fun with it. If you still have sheer pants from lululemon, take them back. They gave people back their money for inferior pairs.
For those claiming the pants are still sheer, I challenge them to examine their old "good" lulu pants. I also was complaining that although the full on felt amazing, it still was the slightest bit see thru in a crazy deep bend pose. I never tested my old ones since it never was an issue. But one day I did... They were slightly sheer in a crazy bend. I think because of the media, ppl go nuts testing the pants to see how opaque they are. I love the new styles and fabrics. I think they got their "mojo" back this past spring. Quality is great, my stores customer service is amazing, love the new styles and colors.
I don't own a see-thru pants. However I found Lulu's pants so so comfortable so it does feel like I have no clothes. And the fact you can adjust Lulu's pants (see: why we made it) helps a lot as well. I am 5'9" 125 lb with long arms and legs had a hard time to get the clothes fit until I discovered Lululemon.
That's very funny. What's really funny to me is how some women think the pants that are sheer on others are NOT sheer on them. Bad batch...whatever don't fool yourself
@ anon 11:40 am - Not to be all Chip Wilson on you but quite a few people do wear the wrong size. I do a pretty good bend test at the store - both in the dressing room and outside in the mirrors in natural light- and often ask my husband if he can see my underwear when I get a new pair of pants.It has been possible to avoid see-through pants if you give them a good test in the store/at home and read reviews on which ones to avoid.
The fact is there are tons of people who refuse to buy the correct size for their body type. I just saw this the other day while I was in the fitting room area. A woman who was clearly a 10 or 12 took all 6's in with her to try on and came out to model in front of the mirror. Customers in line including myself were shocked at how skin tight the crops were on her and she was saying to the ED how they felt good in a 6. The ED was polite and professional.
Sheer/not sheer... There have definitely been some poor quality Lulu items, particularly in the last few years. What I find weird is that Lulu joins in the fun on the Jimmy Kimmel joke but doesn't address other blunders, such as Chip Wilson's comment and other fat-shaming, or Eds who pretend they don't kmow what you're talking about when you say your pants are sheer or that you have CT because of the triangle gusset.All in all, Lulu is my favourite clothing for casual day-to-day wear and working out. It looks the best and lasts the longest and isn't too much more expensive than comparable items from othe brands. But some of the corporate practices make me feel like I'm stuck in a bad relationship.
@ anon 1:13 pm - Well, what could they do about the Chip Wilson remark? There was no way to make that better. No way you could have fun with that - it was super insulting. I'm sure the board put pressure on him to step down a couple of months later so they got rid of the problem that way. I know you would think someone would have him or the company issue a straight out apology but instead he made that bizarre incomprehensible video non-apology apology which sounded like it was directed more at the employees saying he was sorry he brought more media heat on them. There was nothing really directed at customers.At that point Day had already stated she was stepping down and so I think she was checked out/so pissed at Wilson/lululemon that she just let the company twist in the wind over his remarks.Wilson, at that point, was chairman of the board so was there anyone who could really boss him around to make him issue a straight out apology? It seems like it took a couple of months and/or a condition of Potdevin accepting the CEO job to convince him to leave.
And to follow up on my last remark, I am a HUGE fan of the clothes, but as far as how the company has been run to date? Not so much. I really like my local stores. In fact, every store I have been to in the US/Canada has been fine to shop at and the eds are usually very friendly once you start chatting with them. So the in-store experience is very pleasant but when you start dealing with the corporation is when there seems to be problems.
I agree that a lot of people do wear the wrong size. Because most yoga classes I go to are heated, I'm usually too busy trying to keep sweat out of my eyes to notice if anyone's pants are see-through. But it's hard not to catch the occasional glimpse in the changing area. And then it's not sheerness I notice, it's severe muffin-top issues. Seriously, just because you CAN fit into a pair of pants, doesn't mean it's the right size! Technically, I probably could get into a size 2, but I get a size 6 (occasionally 4), to avoid muffin-top/sheerness/camel-toe. No one's going to see your size tag, so buy the right size!
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