US 2088800 A
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' A1lg. 3, 1937. i w s, LQ 2,088,800
UNDERGARMENT Filed June 15, 1954 1N VEN TOR Wrzzzm 5i M war BY ATTORNEY than Au 3; 193% e i I DE A M wanna 1;. Malouf, as Angelcs, cam... spj liatimm e 15, 1934; 51:541 N 780,7 4
. 1 Claim (Ci. a -224) Teamma e relates tounder garmentsfj The objeetc of this invention is to provide an underga evenin gdwnsn A further objectpf the'dnvention is theprovision of an undergarment combining jcertain features, which has'its parts so constructed and arranged asto not; many manner; be; ap flieht l0 ning gown. The nndergarment conforms-tothe;
figure anddoes not provide portions adapted to cause any wrinkles in an outer garment or gown, even ifa gown is worn withoutthe usual slip. 0 Another object is theprovision' of an underl5 garment constructed and arranged to perform a sanitary service and which effectively hides r encloses a napkin in such a manner asto render said napkin invisible so far asenlargement is concerned, exterior an evening'gown or a gown 1 of anycharacterwhich may .be tight fitting. It
is possible with this garment to use a form-fitting evening gown and when form-fitting evening gowns are worn, it is customary practice to utilize some type of form-fitting corset. .A form- 5 fitting corset is quite unnecessary with the present under-garment.
In its simplest embodiment, the garment incorporates front and rear panels or members which are interconnected at. the crotch; with a .30 body encircling elastic belt, to which are attached the front and rear members at the upper edges thereof, anda pair of spaced elasticor other resilient members between the front and rear members alongthe sides thereof and substan tially midway between the body encircling belt t and the crotch. The construction is such'that i the body encircling band normally encircles the waistof the wearer whereas the other elastic members engage the sides of the thighs substantially in alignment withthe crotch or slightly thereabove. In this manner, the garment is caused to closely conform to the body and, in fact, molds itself to the body. The construction is such that all protuberances and the like, which might ordinarily appear in undergarments, have been eliminated so that a smooth appearance results. The undergarment is so constructed with its parts so arranged thatthe garment may be comfortably worn.
1 as to lie flat against thebody of the wearer and maintain a selected position upon the wearer.
. It will be noted from the brief description just given that there is no garment material included between the elastic members engaging the thighs ei- 'PQadapted particularly for use under The parts :of the garment are so constructed 7 of the wearer aniline waist encircling maths portion beingopen'. It has been found in actual.
practice that thegarment is cool, may be easily laundered, retains its shape,fand is superiorj to i the ordinary soecalledteddies. .step ins,and like garments, The. garment gives one thesense of freedom;
and more particularly pointed out in the claim.
In the drawing: t
Figure .l is a front perspective view of myinvention shown applied to'a female figure;
Figure 2 is a rear perspective view (Jim invention shown applied to a female figure,
Figure 3 is afrontperspective view of my invention, i l
Figure 4 is a rear perspective view of my invention, and i Figure 5 is a longitudinal v vertical sectional view of my invention, taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.
My undergarmentcomprises generally a front elastic thigh straps 4, and napkin supporting straps 5 and 6 which extend vertically and are secured to the front panel I and rear panel 2,
respectively, from theupper ends of said panels down to a point opposite the hip line, as at "I and 8, and are formed with loops 9 and iil below said points I and 8, and to the extremities of which loops the ends of a sanitary napkin (not shown) are respectively secured. The lower ends of the front panel I and the rear panel 2 are secured together in a seam H; and the lower end of the rear panel'is formed with a pleat l2 extending upwardly from said seam to provide for fullness at the lower end of said ,rear panel and enable the same to fit. the body perfectly rearwardly from the crotch. The waist belt 3 issecured to the upper end of the front panel I and rear panel .2, .and extends beyond the side edges of said panels for extending around the waist of the wearer. y
The side edges of the front panel diverge slightly downwardlyto the points I3 where one end of the thigh straps l are secured to said panel and from said points I3 the side edges of the panel I curve inwardly and converge downwardly to a narrower dimension at the lower end thereof which extends into the crotch to the With the above a'nd other objects ih view. the invention consists' in ,the novel and useful proyision, formation; construction, association, and relative arrangement of partafmem'bers and fee; tures, alla's 'shownina certainembodinient'in "the accompanying drawing, described generally,.
panel I, a rear panel 2, an elastic waist belt 3,
seam II. The side edges of the rear panel 2 diverge downwardly from the waist belt 3 to allows for sufllcient fullness of the rear panel to fit the'back of the body.
Theoperation, uses and advantages of the invention are as follows The garment is placed on the wearer by inserting the legs through the belt and thigh straps and drawing the garment upwardly untilnthe lower end of the same engages the crotch and the belt I adjusted to the waist of the wearer.
The front and rear panels I and 2 areof such width'as to cover only the front and rear portions of the body, leaving the hips and thighs uncovered by the garment, which eliminates any bulkiness or enlargement at. the hips of the wearer and retains the natural and symmetri- 'cal form of the wearer with respect to the list eral dimension of the hips. 1
I My garment may be worn with or without a sanitarynapkinand when worn without a napkm, the strap loops 9 and Ill fit closely between the bodyvand thelpanels land 2. When worn witha' sanitary napkin, the napkin is ordinarily secured at its ends respectively to the lower, ends of the strap loops land ll before the garment is put on the wearer. In the use of my garmerit, a napkin smaller in size than that of' the ordinary napkin may be worn or employed to the best advantage and with less bulkiness than with an ordinary size napkin.
My garment is adaptable for use particularly with close-fitting gowns, dancing costumes, and the like, as was more fully enumerated in the statement of objects. My garment enables free movement of the limbs.
A panty type garment comprising front and rear portions connected together and extending from the waistline in front to the crotch and up td'the waistline in the back, the adjacent side edges of the front and rear portions being spaced from one another, the spacing being such that the edges of the portions are disposed inwardly of the hips of the wearer, the side edges at the lower ends of the rear' and front portions converging inwardly towards each other to form a narrow crotch portion, elastic means at the waistline uniting the rear and front portions across the spaces at the upp r ends thereof, and hip straps connecting the front and rear portions at points where the side edges converge inwardly, so that whenthe garment 'is worn, said straps will be in alignmentwith theconverging portions ofthe edges and form leg openings, the
respectiveside 'edgesof the front portion at