Back in May 2010 Lululemon wrote a blog post titled Yoga Pants: Why We Love the Gusset explaining the virtues of the gusset design they use, as well as this now famous (and hi-larious!) ad in Runner’s World saying Say No To Camel Toe. It seems though the gusset design has recently changed to a triangle shape rather than the old diamond shape. Not only that but the placement of the new gusset is farther back in the rear and not doing such a great job of preventing camel toe as it’s no where near ‘that area’. Comparing the two designs (I used a 3rd pair of Wunder Under pants that did not photograph well since they are black but the difference was much more apparent in person), you can also see that the angle within the legs is quite a bit wider and the legs are much farther apart. I hadn’t exactly noticed the gusset change but what I did notice with trying on a recent pair of Power Purple WU’s was that I had to make several adjustments in the fitting room to prevent the dreaded CT where as in my old pair I don’t have to adjust them at all. A few other readers have mentioned that they noticed it when checking their rears for sheerness (an awful and recent change in the Wunder Unders – I didn’t share pictures of Ray Sheerness. You’re welcome for that) that all of a sudden there is this big ugly triangular gusset conspicuously placed right over their rears in full view.  I’m not sure why this change has occurred in the design. Looking at the two gussets it doesn’t appear that the new one is all that much smaller than the old one so I’m not sure that it’s a cost saving measure in materials unless the change in the entire garment reflects overall less fabric used but it’s not looking like that. Either way, this change doesn’t seem to be working well with some of us. I think the biggest contributer to the problem is the placement of this new gusset and the wider angle of the legs. I’m hoping this gets corrected (or tweaked a bit at least) soon and that perhaps some garment testing can be done prior to sending to the stores. The items reported to have the new gusset are all of the Flash/Flash Light versions of WU’s, Deep Indigo, Power Purple and Ray, Beachy Floral, the Bruised Berry Polocross Crops and presumably newer grooves/groove crops etc. 

Have you readers noticed the change in gusset or perhaps had problems with the CT when you normally wouldn’t? Is it an improvement in design for you? 

Ebb and Flows on the left and Power Purple WU’s on the right. 

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