The yoga pants that Lululemon recalled in March for being too sheer are back in stores.
Lululemon is selling a patched-up version of the bottoms, called the “Second Chance Pant,” for $US92.
That’s not much less than the $US98 the pants initially sold for before they were pulled from stores. The revamped version hit stores in mid-October.
For the “Second Chance Pant,” the company has sewn an extra layer of fabric onto the back and added strips of see-through mesh along the legs.
The tag on the bottoms reads: “These pants were inspired by a need to find functional and beautiful design solutions for our sheer pants. This is what celebrating failure looks like!”
The company explains further, “We added mesh panels on the side and a luon fabric panel across the back to give you the coverage you need in Down Dog.”
Lululemon confirmed to Business Insider Tuesday that the bottoms were made of the company’s recalled yoga pants.
Lululemon’s recall in March, which affected 17% of its inventory, is expected to cost the company as much as $US67 million in revenue this year.
Lululemon rolled out new pants with a supposedly thicker fabric, called “Full-On Luon,” in July. But some customers have been complaining that the new pants are still too sheer and that the material began pilling after only a couple of wears, Business Insider first reported.
Lululemon’s founder, Chip Wilson, suggested last week that some women’s bodies are to blame for the ongoing problems with the pants. He later posted a video apology for his remarks and begged customers to give the company a second chance.
Check out the tag for the “Second Chance Pant” below:
Here’s a full shot of the pants: