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Publication numberUS3142300 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1964
Filing dateApr 29, 1963
Priority dateApr 29, 1963
Also published asDE1435889A1, DE1435889B2, DE1435889C3
Publication numberUS 3142300 A, US 3142300A, US-A-3142300, US3142300 A, US3142300A
InventorsOlga Erteszek
Original AssigneeOlga Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elasticized panty girdle
US 3142300 A
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July 28, 1964 o. ERTESZEK ELASTICIZED PANTY GIRDLE Filed April 29, 1963 INVENTOR.

TESZE C BY flrromvsys- United States Patent 3,142,300 ELAS'I'ICIZED PANTY GIRDLE Olga Erteszek, Van Nuys, Calif., assignor to Olga Company, Van Nuys, Califl, a California corporation Filed Apr. 29, 1963, Ser. No. 276,394 Claims. (Cl. 128-524) This invention relates to elasticized panties in the category of so-called briefs, in that the garment is legless and is adapted to elastically fit about the wearers legs. The present application is directed to improvements in the type of structure dealt with in my co-pending application, Serial No. 238,854, filed November 20, 1962 on Elasticized Panty Garment.

My eariler application provides for garments of this type which achieve the dual advantages of girdle confinement and freedom of a brief, while eliminating excessive leg pressure or confinement by reason of elasticizing the garment as a whole. Structurally, this result is achieved by a simple combination of a torso-encircling elastic body portion which serves the purposes of a girdle, and a front panel having a crotch portion so associated therewith as to form, with independent capacities for movement as later described, an overlying front reinforcement and means in conjunction with the body, providing the leg openings.

The stated relationship between the body, panel and crotch components, is achieved by forming the body for complete torso-encirclement in the manner of a girdle by sewing the panel at the waist and along opposite edges to the body, all in a manner such that the panel overlies the body and has freedom for movement or stretching relative thereto, except where the two are sewn together, so that the bottom extent of the panel and crotch section have freedom for wear conformance independently of the body. Bottom edge extents of the body together with continuing edges of the crotch section, form the leg openings. By reason of the relative freedom of the crotch and panel sections, the garment fits about the legs without the degree of tensioning normally encountered in elasticized leg opening briefs, thus assuring comfort to the wearer without excessive tightening about the legs. The panel structure serves the further important function of reinforcing the front area of the girdle for stomach confinement, an effect which is enhanced by the capacity of the crotch section in the worn condition of the garment to tension downwardly the panel area.

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a garment characterized as in the foregoing, wherein the elasticized body and front panel portions have freedom for relative movements and conformances, but whereinI have incorporated an interconnection which supplements the stomach flattening effect of the front area of the body of the garment. As will appear, this result is achieved by attachment of a crotch piece, preferably of non-elastic material and freely flexible fabric, to the bottom of the body front and to the crotch area defined by downward extension of the overlying front panel. The resulting effect, in the worn condition of the garment, is to transmit tension from the front panel crotch extent to the bottom of the underlying body, in a manner imparting to the latter the capacity for generally vertical, as well as horizontal, confinement of the stomach.

All these as well as additional features and objects of the invention will be understood more fully from the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment shown by the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of the garment in worn condition;

FIG. 2 is a view showing the garment in front elevation;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross section on line 3-3 of FIG. 2; and

3,142,300 Patented July 28, 1964 ice FIG. 4- is a fragmentary section on line 4-4 of FIG. 3.

The garment is shown to comprise a body portion, generally indicated at 10, which encircles the torso and is made of elastic fabric, all in a configuration compatible with panty brief size, but which has the characteristics of a girdle in that it has the capacity to confine and shape the body of the wearer. As illustrated, the garment body 10 is shown to be made, in practical effect, of elastic fabric 11 having its elastic threads running horizontally to afford greater stretch resistance and body confinement in that direction.

Overlying the front of the body and 'sewn thereto along seams i2 is a panel 13 stitched to the body at 14 and along the waistline 15, the panel being made of elastic fabric having its threads nlnning vertically, or generally normal to the elastic thread direction of the body portion 10. The seams 12 terminate, as illustrated, above the bottom edge 16 of the body, and the panel edges thence converge inwardly at 17 to join the continuing convergent edges 18 of a narrowing crotch extent 19 sewn at 20, see FIG. 3, to the body portion 10 at the rear of the garment. The crotch extent 19, which may be regarded as a continuance of the panel 13, has feltlike edge linings 21 which continue as linings at 22 within the bottom edges of the body 10. Like the body of the panel, the crotch piece 19 has its elastic threads running vertically.

From the explanation given, it will be observed that other than along its side and top edges of attachment to the body, the panel 13, together with its crotch extension 19, is capable of stretching relative to and independently of the body 10. Thus, while the latter serves the girdlecharacteristic functions, the panel and crotch are free to serve in conjunction with the body, as a front panel reinforcement productive of a stomach flattening effect, and also to form the forward edge portions of the leg openings 23, all in a manner such that the garment is properly and comfortably conformed to the legs of the wearer, but without that degree of elastic confinement which would produce indentation and localized bulging if the leg openings were defined by continuously endless tensioned elastic. The capacity of the front panel to stretch downwardly under tension transmitted from its crotch extent in the worn condition of the garment, results in a supplementation of inherent elastic properties of the panel by the added stretching, generally vertical, transmitted from the crotch.

The invention contemplates an important added feature in the provision of a flexible fabric, preferably non-elasticized, crotch piece 24 sewn at 25 to the lower front bottom edge of the body, this crotch piece converging downwardly to a seam attachment at 26 to the narrowed crotch extent of the overling panel 13. Thus, in the worn condition of the garment and in which the panel is stretched, tension is transmitted by the crotch piece 24 to the front bottom of the body to supplement the elastic confinement which the body otherwise affords, by exerting a downward and generally vertical pull contributing to the stomach flattening effect, and in this respect, supplementing a similar function and effect of the panel 13.

I claim:

1. An elasticized brief undergarment comprising a torso encircling body made of elastic fabric, a wide upper panel of elastic material overlying a substantial portion of the front of said body and having side edges sewn to said body along extents running from the body waist downwardly to locations spaced above the front bottom edge of the body, said panel having lower side edge continuations of said upper edges which extend freely of attachment to the body below said locations, and a crotch portion connected at one end to the bottom of said panel and at the other end to the bottom part of the rear of said body, the panel being progressively narrowed downwardly between said lower edges to meet said crotch portion of the garment, the lower free edges of the panel and the crotch portion together with a bottom edge of the body defining leg openings the edges of which are adapted to elastically fit the wearer, said panel in the worn condition of the garment elastically imposing abdominal flattening force upon the underlying body of the garment, and a flexible crotch piece attached to a front central bottom edge portion of the elastic fabric body extending across and beneath said downwardly narrowed portion of the panel, said crotch piece also being attached to the inside of the narrowed portion of the panel below the crotch piece attachment to the body.

2. A garment according to claim 1, in which said crotch piece has downwardly convergent edges and is made of flexible non-elastic fabric.

3. A garment according to claim 1, in which said body portion fabric has elastic threads running horizontally and the panel fabric threads has elastic threads running vertically.

4. An elasticized brief undergarment comprising a torso encircling body made of elastic fabric, a wide upper panel of elastic material overlying a substantial portion of the front of said body and having downwardly divergent side edges sewn to said body along extents running from the body waist downwardly to locations spaced above the bottom front edge of the body, said A panel having exposed lower side edge continuations of said upper edges which extend below said locations and below the body, and a crotch portion connected at one end to the bottom of said panel below the body and at the other end to the bottom part of the rear of the body, the panel being progressively narrowed downwardly between said lower edges to meet said crotch portion of the garment, the lower edges of the panel below the body and the edges of said crotch portion together with bottom edges of the body defining lcg openings, the edges of which are adapted to elastically fit the wearer, said panel in the worn condition of the garment elastically imposing abdominal flattening force on the underlying portion of the garment, and a flexible crotch piece attached to a front central bottom edge portion of the elastic fabric body extending across and beneath said downwardly narrowed portion of the panel, the bottom of said crotch piece being attached to the inside of the narrowed portion of the panel below the body.

5. A garment according to claim 4, in which said progressively narrowed portion of the panel is free of attachment to the underlying bottom edge extent of the body.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,763,008 Rosenthal Sept. 18, 1956 2,875,765 Lax Mar. 3, 1959 2,960,987 Rockwell Nov. 22, 1960

Patent Citations
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Referenced by
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US3486501 *Sep 15, 1967Dec 30, 1969Cooper S IncAbdominal scultetus
US5217403 *Sep 13, 1991Jun 8, 1993Mulford J. NobbsMaternity support undergarment
US5363511 *Sep 16, 1993Nov 15, 1994Brewer Christine GPanties and a method of fabricating the same
US6620026Apr 18, 2002Sep 16, 2003Ehsan GuilaniMaternity support garment
US20150107004 *Apr 30, 2013Apr 23, 2015Wacoal Corp.Bottom Garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification450/100, 450/124
International ClassificationA41B9/00, A41B9/04, A41C1/00, A41C1/02, A61G7/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/04, A41C1/02, A41C1/003
European ClassificationA41C1/00C, A41C1/02, A41B9/04