I firmly believe that busy moms all over the country are single-handedly keeping Lululemon in business. This advice may not apply if you’re dropping off the kids wearing yoga or running pants.

However, if you are actually going to work out, listen up. You need to know how to find your Lululemon leggings and pant size.

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Why the Right Size Is Important

I have a pair of Wunder Under leggings that I do not like wearing to yoga or boot camp. The reason is that if I bend over, they become a little bit see-through.

I bought the size that fit best in the dressing room, which was a big mistake, and I hear I’m not the only one who makes it.

Lululemon Pant Fit Expert Rule of Thumb

On my last visit to Lululemon La Jolla, I was having trouble selecting a style of pants, because I thought I should branch out into something I don’t own.

I talked about my see-through concerns, and the pant fit expert said this is how you determine if your pants are the right size.

  • Try pants on in good light. The dressing rooms don’t always provide the best light so be brave and go out to the main mirror.
  • Squat like a frog, as low as you can go.
  • Look at your rear in the mirror. If you can see the white Lululemon tag through the pants, or anything else, your pants are too tight. Go up a size or two, even if the length isn’t quite right. Lululemon can alter the length for you.

We all hate wearing a size larger than we have to but spare your fellow workout mates the discomfort of seeing what’s not supposed to be seen.

Due to the way I’m built, for nothing to be seen, I have to wear a size 8 or 10 Wunder Under versus a size 6. In the end, I decided to stick with my beloved Groove pants which are looser fitting around the hips and thighs.

The pant fit expert suggested it is okay to buy pants that are out of my comfort zone because I would get used to them.

Collections Are Meant to Be Mixed and Matched

Each Lululemon collection is meant to be mixed and matched. I bought a darling pink and white striped jacket and wanted the pink workout shirt to match. The sales associate agreed that the top was too much pink for me. She handed me the same top in purple and said, so what if it doesn’t match perfectly. She was totally right.

Now, go check your pants.

*Photo credits: Flickr/perspective and Flickr/Lululemon Athletica, Creative Commons 2.0 

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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  1. On my my last two pairs of Lululemon, I went up a size and I love them for drop-off or casual days, but when I work out in them they slip down and show my booty so I am constantly yanking them up. I need a solution to this dilemma! : )

    1. I like the still pants (which right now are slimmer and called will pants) because they have a drawstring! I have not yet had the yanking dilemma. I wonder what their answer to that would be.

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  3. As an update, Lululemon has just announced a massive recall on these see through pants. Which is really really bad news for my website www.seekpeekyoga.com.

    OK…seriously, I’m not a lurker. Just couldn’t pass up the change to tease.

    But the part about Lulu recall is all true. Expect massive shortages. And perhaps those anti-stink pants you’re wearing today while doing your downward facing dog will be a collectors item tomorrow.

    I know I’ve been collecting them.

    Again! kidding!

    or am I????

  4. This is the first pair of lulemon’s I’ve purchased, and I am so disappointed. They are my size, They fit comfortably. I stretched in them in the dressing room to make sure they were my size, and since I started wearing them, they constantly fall down, and have to be pulled up. What is the solution????

    1. Lululemon has quality promise policy which you can return your old used lululemon garment if you’re unsatisfied with the quality of the material and if the quality declined since you got them (eg. Losing elasticity) however you cannot just bring it back to store and say that you just don’t want them. Locations differ if they’re going to exchange for a new or store credit. Doesn’t matter if your pants are like 3 years old they will do something about it. 🙂

  5. I finally bought a new pair of Lululemon yoga pants and the slide down every time I wear them — even walking to my car before and after class. I went up a size as the sales girl suggested but it did not help. So how do you fix this!!! Or why is it happening — I am – standard size 10. And my new pants just frustrate me!