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Publication numberUS2525215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1950
Filing dateNov 4, 1948
Priority dateNov 4, 1948
Publication numberUS 2525215 A, US 2525215A, US-A-2525215, US2525215 A, US2525215A
InventorsErteszek Jan J
Original AssigneeErteszek Jan J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2525215 A
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Oct. 10, 1950 J. J. ERTESZEK 2,525,215

GIRDLE Filed Nov. 4, 1948 Patented Oct. 10, 1950 UNITED STATES eA'rsNr-ornce Jan J. Erteszek, Los Angeles, Calif. Application November 4, 1948', Serial No. 58,303

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particularly to girdles and foundation garments, and the principal objects of my invention are, to generally improve upon and simplify the construction of existing forms of girdles and the like, to provide a girdle composed of elastic and non-elastic parts arranged and combined so as to snugly fit the wearers body and at the same time yield readily to all movements of the body and resisting undue strains and pressures and, further, providing a smooth, yielding foundation for the wearers outer garments.

A further object of my invention is, to provide a girdle having in its rear skirt portion, an elastic panel arranged to stretch Vertically and extending from the lower edge of an upper non-elastic back panel, downwardly from the lower portions of the buttocks over the upper portions of the thighs, so that the non-elastic upper panel confines the buttocks while the lower elastic panel will stretch vertically and move with the underlying parts of the body as the wearer sits down, arises from a sitting position, or bends the body forwardly, rear'wardly or laterally.

My improved garment structure may be employed with equal advantages in foundation garments other than conventional girdles, for instance, parity girdles, bathing suits and the like.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction-and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a rear perspective view of the garment.

Fig. 2 is a front perspective view.

As seen in the drawing, the garment is generally tubular in shape, gradually flaring or m creasing in diameter toward its lower end, so as to fit snugly upon the lower portion of the wearers body, the buttocks and upper portions of the thighs.

Referring by numerals to the drawing, II] designates the front panel, preferably of non-elastic rear upper panel of non-elastic material disare united, preferably by a row or rows of stitching and if desired these seams may be overlaid by narrow strips I I of lace, decorative tape, or the like.

Formed in the upper front portion of the side panel which overlies the left side of the wearer is a vertical slit I5, fitted with a flexible sliding fastener I6, generally termed a zipper, thus facilitating the putting on and taking off of the garment.

Located in the upper central portion of rear panel I2 is a, V-shaped panel IT! of elastic material stretchable horizontally, thus enabling the waist encircling upper end of the garment to stretch circumferentiall while being placed upon or removed from the body.

Depending from'the lower edges of the front panel II! and lower rear panel I3 are conventional hose supporters l8.

In my improved girdle, the front and rear panels I0 and I2 combine with the elastic side panels I I to provide a snug form-fitting garment, with said panels III and I2 serving as firm nonstretching supports for the wearers abdomen and buttocks, with the lower elastic back panel I3 extending downwardly from the buttocks over the rear portions of the thighs, so as to follow the movements of the latter without discomfort to the wearer, while bending the body forward, rearward, or while sitting down or arising from a seat. In other words, my improved construction, particularly the elastic lower back member imparts the much desired lower back stretch to girdles and similar foundation garments and at the same time, enables garments of ample strength to be produced with very light-or sheer non-elastic panels.

It is to be noted that the seam or joint between the lower edge of upper back panel I2 and upper edge of lower back panel I3 is sinusoidal in form and arranged so that the end portions of said lower panel are wider than the central portion. This particular arrangement is effective in providing for increased vertical stretching areas for those portions of elastic panel I3 which overlie the lower portions of the wearers buttocks and upper rear portions of the thighs, which parts exert the greatest stretching strains on both panels, and thus the stress of such strains are more uniformly distributed and the life or periods of service of both panels, is increased.

Thus it will be seen that I have provided a girdle or foundation garment that is simple in structure, inexpensive of manufacture and very efiective in performing the functions for which it is intended.

Minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved girdle may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described Without departing from the spirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claim.

I claim as my invention:

A girdle or like foundation garment comprising a substantially tubular body gradually flaring toward its lower end, a non-stretching panel in the upper rear portion of said body, a horizontally stretchable triangular panel in the upper portion of said non-stretching upper panel,

With its upper edge forming a portion of the- Waistband of the girdle, a vertically stretchable panel in the lower rear portion of said body a flexible non-elastic front panel extending from top to bottom of said body and side panels ex- 20 REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,955,306 Malmstead Apr. 17, 1934 2,169,585 Kops Aug. 15, 1939 2,327,310 Lewis Aug. 17, 1943

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1955306 *Jun 25, 1932Apr 17, 1934Lilyan MalmsteadFoundation garment
US2169585 *Jul 21, 1938Aug 15, 1939Kops Brothers IncFoundation garment
US2327310 *Aug 25, 1942Aug 17, 1943Lewis Florence NFoundation garment
Referenced by
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US20070079427 *Oct 6, 2006Apr 12, 2007Jockey International, Inc.Undergarment
U.S. Classification450/130, D02/702
International ClassificationA41C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C1/00
European ClassificationA41C1/00