Over the last few years, Lululemon has struggled with consistent quality of their yoga pants. Many people reported cheaper fabric being used which caused pants to become too sheer. These issues have been ruled "design errors" and many are wondering if these problems have been fixed for good.
Recently, Chip Wilson, Lululemon Founder was asked about these design errors and rather than taking responsibility for the problems, he decided to make judgement about the type of women who should be wearing his company's fashion. In an interview with Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Wilson explained that “women will wear seat belts that don’t work [with the pants], or they’ll wear a purse that doesn’t work, or quite frankly some women’s bodies just actually don’t work for it.”
Regan responded by asking if the pants would be more see-through on some women than others and Wilson responded that “It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time and how much they use it."
Most people would say that Lululemon style yoga pants are flattering on all figures and this plays a big part in why I think they are so popular! They are comfortable and typically the type of fabric used keeps everything smoothed out. I guess Chip Wilson does not believe that this is the case...in fact he does not want you to wear his company's clothes if you don't have the right shape. What do you think about his statements? Will you continue to wear your Lululemon pants or will you hit the shops for the knock offs?