I’ve resolutely worked out in one of two tops with one of two sports bras (acquired back when I was a runner – gah. running flashback. I hate running).Even when one of my students showed up in my favourite yoga class, I made myself keep going. And I made myself believe the loose T that rides up and shows my stomach in downward dog was fine; if she wanted to invade my non-Dr.Dubs time, she could just endure all associated sights.
But now it’s summer, things are sweatier, and I REALLY want cropped yoga pants that do not chafe in alarming places.In fact, I want these:
Lululemon “Clam Digger II”
And maybe I’d need to do less pre-class steeling of my body-image-resolve if I had this awesome tank/sports bra thingy to keep key areas covered:
Lululemon “Scoopneck Tank”
And it’s been quite rainy this spring, so if I’m going to the store anyway, what if I also picked up this jacket?
Lululemon “Apres Yoga Jacket”
Reasons to hesitate: D-Med’s and my occasionally hyperbolic friend, A, informed me last summer that (1) spending up to $100 on one piece of workout wear constitutes a$$holery, and (2) wearing the pants outside the gym is akin to demanding that members of the general public think sexual thoughts about one’s buttocks.Having researched for a woman who routinely wore her lululemons as dress pants (seriously – complete with strappy heels and flowered blouses), I have to agree with A’s second point (and I would add that said pants are definitely NSFW).
But what about A’s first critique?Especially when we figure in the part where Lululemon, despite their brand’s dedication to “the yoga lifestyle” and all the freedoms said lifestyle supposedly enables, does not seem concerned about sweatshop labour in the offshore factories where their garments are produced?
So maybe I’m not getting these awesome things. But where can I get some appropriate gear, then?