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Publication numberUS2596765 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1952
Filing dateOct 20, 1951
Priority dateOct 20, 1951
Publication numberUS 2596765 A, US 2596765A, US-A-2596765, US2596765 A, US2596765A
InventorsJay Dubner Harry
Original AssigneeJay Dubner Harry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Undergarment waistline midriff girdle
US 2596765 A
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May 13, 1952 H. J. DUBNER UNDERGARMENT WAISTLINE MIDRIFF GIRDLE Filed Oct. 20, 1951 IN VEN TOR. WARM k/A Y flflfi/Vfk 7 :fWfsWzt A me/My Patented May 13, 1952 UNITED UNDERGARMENT WAISTLINE MIDRIFF GIRDLE Harry Jay Dubner, New York, N. Y.

Application October 20, 1951, Serial No. 252,344

5 Claims.

This invention relates to undergarment accessories, and more particularly is directed to an improved womens diaphragm-midriif flattener and waistline cincher for controlling the abdominal region of the wearer to effect a smooth desirable appearance, and for eliminating any existing bulges when worn to overlie other undergarments such as those at or between hip encircling girdle top and longline brassiere bottom, in comfort, streamlining the wearers form to produce a fashionable foundation for the outer garments.

Among the objects of the invention is to generally improve womens undergarments of the character described which shall comprise few and simple parts that are readily assembled to form a relatively light weight inexpensive construction requiring a minimum of material, which shall serve to control the abdominal region of the wearer as an improved diaphragm-midriff fiattener and waistline cincher particularly when worn to overlie a hip encircling girdle top and brassiere bottom, which shall comfortably streamline the diaphragm-midriif of the wearer for fashioning a desired smooth foundation for outer garments, which said improved control shall include overlapping elastic bands so constructed and arranged to produce the desired results, which shall eliminate bulges that may exist from wearing other underlying undergarments, which, if desired may be effectively worn selectively as a front or back hooking undergarment to serve as a posture corrective means and as a body brace when required to reduce tired feeling effects, and which shall be practical and efiicient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of elements a and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the constructions hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the claims following.

In the accompanying drawing in which possible illustrative embodiments of the invention are shown,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing an improved diaphragm-midriif flattener undergarment accessory constructed to embody the invention fitted to the trunk or torso of a Woman over an underlying hip extending girdle top and brassire bottom in a front hooking position, partly broken away to expose portions of said underlying garments.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the improved undergarment accessory shown in Fig. 1 constructed to embody the invention spread fiat, partly broken away to show details of the construction thereof.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view like Fig. 1, but showing the improved undergarment embodying'the invention fitted to a Womans midrilf in a back hooking position instead of being front hooking, and

Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form of improved undergarment constructed to embody the invention spread fiat showing a sectionalized overlapping elastic band structure, fragmentary portions of a brassire and hip extending girdle being shown to indicate the application of the invention for back hooking.

Referring in detail to the drawing, It denotes an undergarment accessory constructed to embody the invention shown in Fig: 1, to serve as a womans diaphragm-midriff flattener and waistline cincher when fitted to trunk or torso T over the midrifi abdominal region A of a wearer for embracing the waistline to effect a smooth desirable streamlined appearance and to eliminate any existing bulges thereat, particularly when worn to overlie other undergarment portions, such as a bottom of a longline brassiere B and top of a hip extending girdle G as is clear from Figs. 1 and 3.

When said accessory H] is constructed as front hooking undergarment shown in Figs. 1 and 2, it may comprise a central double elastic band structure ll formed of an elongated relatively wide stifi elastic band strip l2 and an equally elongated narrower more stretchable elastic band strip l3 secured in position to partially overlie an upper edge border portion 12a of said band strip l2.

Band structure ll may extend about half the effective waistline length of accessory l8 and made a suitable width to serve as diaphragmmidriif fiattener and waistline cincher which for an average size wearer may be five inches wide.

Flanking opposite end edges Ila and [lb of band structure H and secured thereto, in any suitable manner, as by stitches Ho and id, respectively, there may be provided similar panel members M and 15 which may be made of relatively inelastic sheet material.

Said panel members 15 and 24 may terminate along free end edge borders, spaced from said band edges Ila. and Hbin a suitable fastener Hi of any conventional construction, such as rows of detachable interconnecting hooks lfia and eyelets 16b, respectively, for selective front or rear hooking as is clear from Figs. 1 and 3. A multiple row of spaced apart eyelets Ifib may be provided to facilitate adjustment for uneven or irregular size requirements.

To provide for counteracting transverse flexing stresses and strains to which the central band structure I I may be subjected, that is, across the width thereof reinforcing bones or stays I! may be provided. Said stays I'I may be incorporated into the central band structure II in any suitable manner, such as by providing stitched enclosure pocketing tapes IIa secured to the surface thereof with said stays Il extending in spaced apart down sloping relation toward each other when accessory I shown in Fig. 2 is fitted and used as shown in Fig. 1.

Likewise to provide for counteracting undesirable transverse flexin'g to which panel members I4 and I may be subjected reinforcing bones or stays I8 similar to stays Il may be provided and secured in position to the surfaces of said panel members I4 and I5 by enclosure pocketing tapes Ifla, at least one of each of said pocket enclosed stays I8 extending across the mid-portion of said panel members I4 and I5 substantially in parallel relation to said central panel end edges Ila and III), respectively, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

From the above description and the drawing the utility of the improved diaphragm-midriif flattener and waistline cincher construction is readily understood.

Accessory I0, after being completely manufactured from the parts thereof described above and as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, provides a structural combination which may be comfortably fitted over the bottom edge portion of brassiere B and associated upper edge portion of hip encircling girdle G to effect a smooth desirable streamlined appearance about the abdominal region thereby eliminating any bulges of the fleshy midriff particularly just beyond the top border edge of girdle G, the fitting of said accessory III as shown in Fig. 1 being secured in position by the front hooking with fasteners IS in the well understood manner.

By providing band strip I2 of relatively stiffer and wider elastic material than band strip I3 and with the elastic band structure II made to extend substantially onehalf the waistline length of the accessory IIl across the back of the wearer so that the portion of elastic strip I2 projecting beyond said overlying edge portion of elastic strip I3 provides a substantially greater stretching resistant force for the front panel members I4 and I5 accessory III serves as an effective diaphragmmidriif flattener and also a waist clincher. The portion of elastic strip I3 which projects up beyond the underlying portion of elastic strip I2 at the same time provides a lesser stretching resistnce force particularly compatible to smoothing out any fleshy or other bulges thereunder.

The spaced apart transversely extended reinforcing stays IT and I8 on elastic band structure I I and on panel members I4 and I5 serve to counteract transversely flexing stresses and strains exerted on accessory I0 on bending or twisting body movements of the wearer.

As seen from Fig. 3, accessory I0 may also be worn as a back hooking undergarment with elastic band structure II extending over the front diaphragm-midriif instead of across the back as shown in Fig. 1.

In said last mentioned wearingposition of accessory I0, stiiier and wider elastic strip I2 may be located to project above said strip I3 so as to bring the lesser stretching resistance force at or over the waistline front portion with the panel members I4 and I5, reinforced by stays 18 to serve as a posture corrective means and as a body brace for reducing weak feeling effect due to tiring ambulation.

In Fig. 4 a modified construction of underwear accessory 30 embodying the invention is shown which may be made and used like accessory Iii described above and shown extending over the bottom edge of brassire B and upper edge of girdle G for front or rear hooking in Figs. 1 and 3, respectively, except that double elastic band structure 3| is sectionalized to provide two end disposed parts releasably fastened together by rows of hooks 36a and cooperatingly positioned eyelets 36b. Band strips 32 of said sectionalized band 3I may be made like said strip I2 of band structure II of relatively stiffer and wider elastic than strips 33 of said band structure 3I, each strip 33 being positioned to partially overlie an upper longitudinal edge border 32a of strip 32.

Sectionalized band strips 32 and 33 may be secured by stitches 34a and 34b to opposite ends of a centrally disposed panel member 34 made of relatively inelastic sheet material, suitable transversely extending stays 38 being provided and secured to said panel members 34 and enclosed in pocketing stitched tapes 38a, like that described above for accessory band structure II.

Also similar transverse flex-counteracting stays 31 may be provided on mid-portions of said sections of band structure 3I.

Accessory 30, may if desired, be fitted and worn like accessory It as above described and shown in Figs. 1 and 3 and for the same purposes.

It has been found that actual use of undergarment accessories If! and 39 control the midriif of the wearer comfortably with a reduction of the waistline measurement from two to five inches.

While accessory II] or 33 has been described above and shown as a womens undergarment accessory, it may also be used by men as an undergarment accessory, that is, as a posture corrective wearing apparel in the same manner described above as for women.

It should be noted that in constructing the improved accessories ISl or 30 a feature of the invention is the ease of manufacture involving simple parts few in number which require no complicated pattern formation assembly thereby lending to low production cost in the range of relatively cheaper undergarment accessories of the character described, and making available to the public such accessories at purchase prices less than any heretofore.

It will thus be seen that there is provided undergarment accessories of the character described whereby the several objects of this invention are achieved and which will be well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changesmight be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A diaphragm flattener and waistline cincher for selective'front and rear fastening fit comprising an invertible body encircling band structure of substantially uniform width fitted to extend over the midriff region of the wearer, said strips being otherwise free from each other along said overlapping edge border.

2. The diaphragm-midriff flattener and waistline cincher defined in claim 1 in which one of said strips is stiffer to stretching forces and wider than the other of said strips, said elastic portion forming a central panel member and said inelasticportion forming panel members flanking said central panel member to complete a waistline length for the band structure when spread flat.

3. The diaphragm-midriff flattener and waistline cincher defined in claim 1 in which one of said strips is stiifer to stretching forces and wider than the other of said strips, and fastening means extending transversely across said inelastic portion forming panel members flanking said elastic portion when spread flat.

4. The diaphragm-midriif fiattener and waistline cincher defined in claim 1 in which one of said strips is stiffer to stretching forces and wider than the other of said strips, and fastening means extending transversely across said elastic portion forming panel members flanking said inelastic portion when spread flat.

5. A four-way diaphragm-midriff flattener and waistline cincher for selective front and rear 6 fastening fit comprising an invertible body encircling band structure of substantially uniform width fitted to extend over the midriif region of the wearer, said band including elastic and inelastic portions, said elastic portion extending approximately one half the effective waistline band length and being formed with a pair of aligned longitudinally extending strips, one entire longitudinal edge border of each of said strips being arranged in uniformly overlapping relation, one of said strips being stiffer to stretching forces and wider than the other of said strips, and flexure reinforcing stays secured to extend transverse said elastic portion in angular converging relation to each other and spaced from the ends of said elastic portion for interconnecting said elastic strips to counteract flexing stress and strain thereacross, said strips being otherwise free from each other along said overlapping edge border.

HARRY JAY DUBNER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/154, 450/109
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00
European ClassificationA41C3/00