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H. WIPPERMAN PANTIE GIRDLE Filed May 2a, 1935 ZSheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY cit. 6, 1136. H. WIPPERMAN PANTIE GIRDLE Filed May 28, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY st. 4.; s36
merited PANTIE GIRDLE liiidegard Winperman, Chicago, 111., aosignor to The H. W. Golaard Company, Chicago, 111., a eorporationof Delaware Application May 28. 19st, Serial No. 28.820
This invention relates to pantie girdles and has for its object to provide an improved garment of this type having all the advantages of a conventional open crotch girdle without its attendant disadvantages chief among which is the tendency of such a girdle to ride up on the figure in the absence of garters. I
A related object of the invention is to provide a pantie girdle which avoids the usual disadvantages of conventional pantie garments, among which disadvantages is the tendency of the legs to creep or roll up to the groin line with resulting discomfort and inconvenience to the wearer.
Still another object of the inventionis to provide a garment of the type described which preserves a smooth unbroken line at the back of the figure and affords a proper foundation for outer garments, which confines the lower regions of the body in'a manner comparable to an efiicient open crotch girdle while affording even more freedom of movement than a conventional pantie garment. and which by effectively combining the dual functions of both pantie and girdle eliminates the necessity for extra underwear.
My improved pantie girdle is composed of formiltting flexible material such as elastic fabric or a suitable inelastic fabric with considerable stretch. The garment comprises a flat back section and a front portion having its lower central edge secured to the back to close the crotch and form legs. In the preferred form of the invention the body portion forming the back section is cut in a single piece of material which extends around to form the sides of the garment, and this piece of material preferably has extensions on its lower edge which are folded over and secured to the back to form legs while the longitudinal edges of said material are connected and the crotch closed by suitable means such as a front panel which completes the garment.
A garment constructed in. this manner has a smooth continuous back which revealsno legs and thus resembles a conventional open crotch step-in girdle. Like'its opencrotch predecessor it'preserves an unbroken back line and thus -pro-' vides a correct foundation for outer garments.
In additiomthe crotch, which is flexible, holds A pantie of the ordinary type without a girdle on theflgure; m Fig. 2 is a rear view of said garment showing the smooth back line;
panel to the garment;
effect at the back does not mold the figure at that place as does my combination garment. In addition, the legs of an ordinary pantie have a tendency to creepor roll up to the groin line which is avoided by my construction. At the same time 5 the legs, which show only at the front of my pantie girdle, afl'ord as much freedom of movement as an ordinary pantie garment. Hence from the standpoint of utility as well as economy my garment eflectively combines the desirable 10 features of prior art panties and girdles while largely eliminating the drawbacks peculiar to each.
The foregoing as well. as-other features'and advantages of my invention will be described in i5 connection with the accompanying drawings, in
I Fig. 1 is a front viewof a pantie girdle embodying the invention, showing the garment as worn Fig. 3 is a'perspective view showing the flexible closed crotch and the folds forming the legs:
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view through the i a garment; r, r
Fig. 5 is a horizontalsection taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1', showing the connection of the front F'ig.,10 is a detail section taken on line iii-ill as :of Fig. 4; and
Fig. 1 1'is a perspective view illustrating a modiiication of the invention.
The pantie girdle shown mm to, 10 a the drawings comprises a body portion or section'l out in a single piece of materialwhich forms the back, sides, side front and leg sections of the garment; a central front panels; and a small crotch piece I. 1
In he form illustrated. section I comprises a light knitted or woven twoway stretch elastic fabric, while front panel 2 is composed of fabric which has a relatively short elastic stretch in a horizontal direction and is inelastic vertically, 5 and crotch piece 3 is composed of the same two-1 way stretch material as the body of the garment. Other suitable fabrics, may. however, be employed if desired.
In constructing thegarment narrow lateral 5g the one-piece fabric to the end of front panel 2 and to the adjacent edges and back of section I tocomplete "logarment as best shown in Fig. 3.
In rig/11 section I is formed of light pliable.
open mesh elastic fabric having considerable stretch in both directions. In thisembodiment of the invention front panel 2 is carried down to meet the back of the garment at the point of attachment of. the leg folds. eliminating the separate crotch piece described above. Otherwise the construction is the same as in Figs. 1 to 10.
The above garments function in the manner described. to confine the body from the region of the waist downwardly and to preserve a smooth unbroken line at the back while; preventing the garment from riding up ,on the figure as happens in the case of ordinary open crotch girdles.
It will thus be seen that my invention combines the-desirable features of 'a pantie and a girdle in a single garment without the disadvantages of replace forthe purpose stated. 1
In the garments shown here for purposes of illustrationrth'e back, side and leg sections are made inlone'piece of material but they may be made in a number of pieces if desired. They may also bemade with various combinations of elastic and inelastic panels for the purpose of controlling the stretch when desirable. The back, for example, may be made of inelastic material and the leg sections made elastic.
to be understood that. they may be'provided with longitudinal openings closed by buttons, separable slide fasteners or other means as required. It will also be evident that various other changes may be made in the details of construction illus- Although the garments illustrated areof the step-in .type it is garment.
fienible material ld'lh d to confine the body from region of downwardly, comprising body portion forming a smooth flat back and unbroken sidegportiona said body portion having extin'sions on the-lower edge thereof folded over secured to the hack of the garment adiacent lower central rtion thereof to form legs,
means connecting the longitudinal edges of said body portion and edges of said extensions closed at the front of the and forming a 2. A pantie girdlecomprising a one-piece portion composed of flexible material forming the back andsides of the garment and having ex the individual garments'which' it is intended to trated and described above without departing 'on' the lower'edge thereof folded over and'secured to the back'to form legs, and elastic material connecting the longitudinal edges of said body portion, and edges. of said extensions at the front/of the garment and closing the crotch between said legs.
a. A pantie girdle a one-piece portion composed of two-way stretch elastic fabric forming nthefback and sides of the garment and having extensions on the lower edge thereof folded, over and secured to the'back to form legs,
and elastic material connecting the longitudinal edges of said body portion and edges of saidextensions at the front of the garment and closing the crotch between said legs.
4.1L pantie girdle comprising a one-piece bodyportion composed of two-way stretch elastic fabric forming the back and sides of the garment and having extensions on the lower edge thereof folded over and secured to the back to form legs,
a front panel composed of one-way stretch elas-' tic fabric stretchable transversely of the garment and secured to the longitudinal edges of said body portion, and'an elastic crotch piececomposed of two-way stretch fabric secured to edges of saidextensions and front panel closing the crotch between said legs. 1 v '5 IBILD EGARD" V I" :n' A. N