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Sheer bottoms hurting Lululemon bottom line

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Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced Monday that they've pulled 17 percent of their woman's black bottoms from their stores because they were a little too see-through. Reuters reported that shares of the athletic wear company fell 6 percent on the news of the black pant shortage.

"The ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the women's black luon bottoms remain the same but the coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness in some of our women's black luon bottoms that fall short of our very high standards," the company said in a media statement.

The impacted pants are "concentrated in our tighter fitting silhouettes in women's black luon bottoms." Luon is a nylon and Lycra spandex combo that doesn't come cheap -- the pants above retail for $78.

The issue first came up March 11 during a weekly conference call with store managers, some who "expressec concern over the sheerness of some of our women's black luon bottoms."

Company officials are still trying to figure out what happened to the fabric, according to the release. Customers who purchased the affected pants since March 1 can return them for a full refund.

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