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Feb. 1, 1966 L. GETTINGER HAIR VEIL Filed June 4, 1964 M Lillian L. Geffinger l NVE N TO R svwM ATTORN EYS United States Patent O 3,231,900 HAIR VEIL Lillian L. Gettinger, 2509 Shelley Dale Drive,
Baltimore, Md. Filed June 4, 1964, Ser. No. 372,571
3 Claims. (Cl; 2--207) This invention relates to veils and more particularly it relates to an item of feminine apparel which can be readily used to forin an attractive head covering for overlying and surrounding a wearers hairdo.
Head coverings of the hair veil type are quite well known and, in general, have taken the form of a hair surrounding portion havingintegral end tie portions which can be looped or knotted together around the 'wearers neck or beneath her chin to keep the hair surrounding portion in its proper location uponjthe wearers hairdo. 'Such veils have generally been fabricated of a single material such as a woven textile, tulle, chiffon or other types of mesh materials. i i
While such 'hair veils are relatively satisfactory, they do not always provide the requisite attractive appearance which the wearer desires, and for this reason, attempts are continually being made to inrproveupon the materials, shapes and stylings of the veils in order to provide an apparel item which achieves the ultimate of taste in appearance, style and fashion. To this end,it is con sidered desirable to intermix or vary thefabrics in a single veil, and to vary the shapes of the components within that veil to form a lightweight'and attractive hair coveriilg or surrounding portion throughwhich the hair can be visually observed and sheer elongated tie portions which can flutter freely in a breeze.
Another consideration with such veils is their manner of securement or attachment to the wearers head. As
was aforementioned, the customary manner for securing such a veil is to loop or knot its ends together beneath the chin or around" the neck of the wearer; However,
with the sheer and generally smooth fabrics used in such veils, a single loop is often not sufiicient-to retain the veil in its proper position and it becomes necessary to form such ends into a bow or aknot, either of which permits the ends to droop downwardly an unattractivemanner. Moreover, after such ends have been continually knotted and reknotted a number of times, the fabric tends to become crushed and unsightly. Then further, it is Another object of the present invention is to provide a I head covering having a hair surrounding portion formed of a mesh or interstitial construction: which permits visual observation of the hair and the hairdo while the covering is being worn. t
Another object of the present invention is to provide a hair veil having elongated tie members of sheer construction which can flutter and trail lightly in the breeze as the veil is worn.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a hair veil having an improved form of attachment which can be easily manipulated by hand and which avoids the need for tying a bow or making a knot.
Still a further object of the present i'nvention is to provide an improved assembly means for joining or coupling together the component sections of a hair veil,
elongated side edges 22 joined at one end by an end Other objects, advantages and salient features of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description, which, taken in connection with the annexed drawings, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof;
The foregoing objects are attained by providing a hair veil formed of a main or body section and two elongated tie members to be attached at opposite ends of the body section. The body section is formed of an open mesh net fabric which is of a large enough size to overly the hairdo of the wearer, although such a hairdo can still be observed through the openings in the mesh net. The tie members are elongated sheer ribbons or strands of material which are light enough to flutter or trail-freely in even a light breeze. A pair of assembly'rings are used to couple the tie members to the body section, with i one assembly ring being interposed between each end of an associated tie member. The veil parts are afiixed to the rings by shirring the material, looping it through each ring and sewing it back upon itself. After the veil parts have been assembled in such a manner, the body section is placed upon the wearers hair and the tie members are permitted to hang down freely on opposite sides of her face. Then, one tie member is passed through the ring on the opposite end of'the veil and in this manner, the veil is secured or attached beneath the wearers chin. The ti members are then flipped back over the wearers shoulders'and allowed to trail along her shoulder blades; In a breeze of any appreciable velocity, the tie members will lift away from the shoulder blades and will trail freely behind the wearer in a fluttering manner.
Referring to the drawings: I I FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of the component parts of the present invention, arranged in their proper orientation prior to assembly;
FIGURE 2 is a top plan view of the component parts of FIGURE 1 assembled together to form the hair veil of thepresent invention; and, a
FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view of the assembled veil of FIGURE [applied over the hair of a wearer.
In accordance with'the principles of the present invention, and as can be seen generally from FIGURES l and 2 thereof, there is provided a hair veil" generally designated 10 formed of a main or body section generally designated 12, a pair of tie members generally designated' 14, and a pair of assembly rings generally designated 16 which are used to join the tie members to the body section.
The body section 12, as can best be seen in FIGURE 1, is of generally rectangular configuration having elongated side edges 18 and foreshortened end margins or edges 20. The material from which the body section is fabricated is an open mesh fabric having a plurality of interstices Qropenings therein, preferably hexagonal in shape, and having an approximate mean spacing of inch between the centers of adjacent openings. Although any suitable synthetic or textile material can be used to form the mesh fabric of the body section 12, the preferred material is nylon.
The tie members 14 are strands or ribbons having edge 24 which extends perpendicularly therebetween, and at their other end by a pair of intersecting portions 26 which extend angularly away from their associated side edges and meet at an apex 28 which projects beyond the' terminal limits of the side edges 22. The tie members are formed of a fine, lightweight chiifon, such as nylon. The width of each tie member, that being the transverse distance between side edges, is'approximately one half the width of the body section 12, and the length of each tie member, that being the distance between its end edges,
is preferably in the order of three-fourths the length of the body section 12.
The assembly rings 16 are generally toroidal or doughnut-shaped in configuration and have a central opening with a diameter in the order of one inch. Preferably, the rings are fabricated of an inert plastic which can withstand the hot water and high temperatures encountered during washing of the veil without experiencing any distortion or discoloration. For enhancing the appearance of the veil 10, the rings 16 may be colored compatibly with the fabric pieces.
In assembling the veil, one ring 16 is interposed between the end edge 24 of a tie member and one end edge or margin 20 f the body section 12. Each of the end edges isshirred to form a series of spaced pleats at the non-apexed ends of the tie members 14. All such shirring or pleating is generally designated by the numeral 30 in FIGURE 2, and its nature as well as its manner of production will be well understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art. The shirred ends are looped through the assembly rings and are then doubled back to be stitched to their associated fabric parts. In more specific terms, and by way of example, the end 24 of a tie member 14 is shirred or pleated either before or after it is passed through the opening in a ring 16. If the end is passed into the opening by passing it over the top of the ring, it is subsequently folded away from the opening, beneath the bottom of the ring, and back under the remainder of the tie member 14. This looped or doubled back end portion is retained in its position by means of stitching it together by a stitch which surrounds the outer periphery of the ring 16.
The result of the shirring, looping and stitching converts the body section 12 into a somewhat cup-shaped elongated envelope which can be applied over the hair 32 of the wearer, as shown in FIGURE 3. When the envelope is applied over the hair of the wearer in this manner, it overlies and conforms generally to the contour of the hair 32. Due to the open mesh construction of the body section, the color of the hair, and to some extent its styling, can be visually observed through the veil. When the body section 12 is applied over the hair in the manner shown, the tie members 14 hang down freely on opposite sides of the face or neck.
There are numerous manners in which the tie members 14 can be manipulated to assure that the body section 12 remains properly attached or secured in its hair covering position. Of course, the tie members can be formed into a mere bow or knot beneath the wearers chin, but this is not the preferred manner of attachment. One preferred attachment is where the tie members are merely crossed beneath the chin and are passed over opposite shoulders, that is, the left tie member 14 is flipped back over the right shoulder while the right tie member crosses either above or below the left tie member and is flipped back over the left shoulder. The other preferred attachment manner is where one tie member is passed through the opposite assembly ring and then each member is passed over an appropriate shoulder; that is, the right tie member may be passed through the left assembly ring and may then pass over the left shoulder or it may be doubled back to pass over the right shoulder. Naturally, for purposes of symmetry, the left tie member is flipped back over the opposite shoulder as that of the right tie member.
It will be appreciated that in either of the preferred manners of attachment, the tie members 14 pass back over the shoulders of the wearer and lay along her shoulder blades. In a breeze of any appreciable velocity, the free or apexed ends of the tie members will lift away from the wearer and will trail freely behind her in a pleasant fluttering manner, thus creating a delicate and attractive appearance,
After reading the foregoing detailed description, it will be apparent that the objects set forth at the outset of this specification have been successfully achieved.
Accordingly, what is claimed is:
1. A veil adapted to cover the hair of a wearer to provide both a decorative effect and a means to retain the hair in position, said veil comprising:
(a) a body section formed substantially of an open mesh construction through which the hair can be visually observed;
(b) said body section having a generally rectangular configuration defined by a pair of substantially parallel elongated side edges which are interconnected by a pair of substantially parallel foreshortened end margins;
(c) a pair of chiffon tie members having spaced side edges and end edges;
(d) each of said tie members having one end edge which extends generally perpendicularly between said spaced side edges;
(e) each of said tie members having its other end edge formed by a pair of intersecting portions, each of which extends angularly away from its associated side edge, with said angularly extending portions intersecting at an apex spaced medially of said tie member; and
(f) a pair of smooth assembly rings to be used to couple said tie members to said body section;
(g) one of said body section end margins being looped through one of said assembly rings and doubled back therethrough and stitched to said body section;
(11) the other of said body section end margins being looped through the other of said assembly rings and doubled back therethrough and stitched to said body section;
(i) one of said tie members having one end edge looped through one of said assembly rings and doubled back therethrough and stitched to said tie member;
(j) the other of said tie members having its one end edge looped through the other of said assembly rings and doubled back therethrough and stitched to said tie member;
(k) said assembled veil thus being capable of being applied to the wearers head with the body section overlying the hair and the tie members passing beneath the chin and across the neck of the wearer to retain the body section in position while the apexed ends of the tie members are free to flutter lightly in the breeze while trailing behind the wearer.
2. A veil as defined in claim 1 wherein said body section end margins and said tie members end edges are shirred where they loop through said assembly rings.
3. A veil as defined in claim 1 wherein said body section is retained in position on the wearers hair by having one tie member passed through the opposite assembly ring.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,031,307 7/1912 Wolfe 2207 2,246,638 6/1941 Samuels 2198 X 2,565,149 8/1951 Shea 2145 3,144,662 8/ 1964 Gettinger 2204 FOREIGN PATENTS 192,357 10/1957 Austria.
476,798 9/ 1951 Canada.
860,336 12/ 1952 Germany.
JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.