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Publication numberUS3399679 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1968
Filing dateDec 27, 1965
Priority dateDec 27, 1965
Publication numberUS 3399679 A, US 3399679A, US-A-3399679, US3399679 A, US3399679A
InventorsHerbert Barg
Original AssigneeTrue Form Foundations Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Girdle-slip
US 3399679 A
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Sept. 3, 1968 Filed Deo.

H. BARG GIRDLE-SLIP INVENTOR. HE RBERT BA RG BY S g E e United States Patent O 3,399,679 GIRDLE-SLIP Herbert Barg, Merion, Pa., assigner to True Form Foundations, Inc., Darby, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Filed Dec. 27, 1965, Ser. No. 516,234 2 Claims. (Cl. 128-519) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A combined slip and girdle including a girdle having leg portions associated therewith. Front and back panels are secured to the girdle to prevent see-through. The

girdle is composed of elastic and non-elastic material which are joined at vertical seams. The front and back panels are also joined at the same vertical seams as the elastic and non-elastic material. A portion of one edge of the front and back panels may be unattached.

This invention relates to a girdle, and more particularly to a girdle having legs. The girdle is provided with panels which prevent see-through and therefore has the attributes of an undergarment commonly worn by women and known as a slip.

A conventional girdle having legs is subject to seethrough. This means that the profile of the leg portions of the girdle can be seen when the Woman is standing in front of a light or is wearing a very thin dress without a slip underneath the dress. Ordinarily, a slip is a nonconning undergarment. The girdle of the present invention is provided with elastic panels on opposite sides of a main body. The portion of the body between the elastic panels is made from an inelastic material which may have some vertical stretch but substantially no horizontal stretch. Separate front and back panels are provided to prevent see-through. The front and back panels are secured at their upper edge to the main body and along at least one side edge. Thus, the girdle of the present invention performs the function of two separate garments while being structurally interrelated in a novel manner.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel girdle.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a girdle having the attributes of a slip.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a slip having the attributes of a control garment to eliminate the necessity of wearing a panty girdle.

It is another object of the present invention t provide a girdle structurally interrelated in a manner so as to eliminate see-through.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there is shown in the drawings a form which is presently preferred; it being understood, however, that this invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown.

FIGURE 1 is a front elevation view of the girdle of the present invention.

FIGURE 2 is a rear elevation view thereof.

FIGURE 3 is a front perspective view of the girdle with a portion of the panels arranged for clarity of illustration.

FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken along the line 4-4 in FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken along the line 5 5 in FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 6 is a sectional view taken along the line 6 6 in FIGURE 1.

Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein like numer- 3,399,679 Patented Sept. 3, 1968 als indicate like elements, there is shown in FIGURE 1 a girdle designated generally as 10.

The girdle 10 includes a body portion designated generally as 12 and having a first leg 14 and a second leg 16. Body 12 includes an elastic side panel 18 which extends for the full length of the leg 16. Body 12 also includes an elastic side panel 20 which extends for the full length of leg 14. The side panels 18 and 20 may be rnade from any elastic material. Preferably the side panels are made from Lycra in power knit construction whereby they may stretch in all directions and permit the garment to breathe due to the mesh construction.

The front edges of the panels 18 and 20 are interconnected by a front body portion 22 having front leg portions 24 and 26. A seam 28 joins panel 20 to the front body portion 22 and its leg portion 24. A corresponding seam 30 joins the side panel 18 to the main body portion 22 and its leg portion 26. The front body portion 22 and its leg portions are preferably made from an inelastic fabric such as nylon which may stretch in a vertical direction but has substantially no stretch in a horizontal direction. The main body portion 22 will provide in this manner support for the stomach.

The body 12 also includes a rear body portion 32 having leg portions 34 and 36. Rear portion 32 is made from the same material as the front portion 22. A seam 38 joins the side panel 20 to the rear body portion 32 and its leg portion 36. A corresponding seam 40 joins panel 18 to the rear body portion 32 and its leg portion 34.

A crotch panel 42 is provided. One edge of the crotch panel 42 is joined to the front body portion 22 and its leg portions 24 and 26 by a seam 44. The other edge of the crotch panel 42 is joined to the rear body portion 32 and its leg portions 34 and 36 -by a seam 46. Crotch panel 42 is preferably made from the same material as the portions 22 and 32. Hence, it will be noted that the wearer will be subjected to the same comfortable material by way of portions 32 and 42 and the crotch panel 42 which may be a knitted nylon mesh.

In order to prevent see-through, the body 12 is provided with a front panel 48. Panel 48 is preferably made from the same material as front portion 32. Panel 48 is joined to the body 12 along its top edge and preferably one edge of the panel 48 is connected to the body 12 by way of seam 28. The other side edge of the panel 48 may be unconnected. Preferably, the other side edge is connected to the body 12 .by seam 30 from the top edge thereof down to point 50 whereby the lower portion of panel 48 may be manipulated to the position as illustrated in FIGURE 3.

A rear panel 52 supplements the front panel 48. The rear panel 52 is likewise joined to the body 12 along its top edge. Preferably one side edge of panel 52 is joined to the body 12 by way of seam 40. The opposite side edge of panel 52 may be unconnected with respect to body 12 but preferably is joined thereto by seam 38 from the top edge down to point 54. By comparing FIGURES 1 and 2, it will be noted that point 50 is along the left front portion of the girdle and that point 54 is along the right rear portion of the girdle. That is, the partially joined side edges of the panels 48 and 52 are on opposite sides of a vertical centerline through the crotch of the girdle. This provides for maximum flexibility and freedom of movement to facilitate ease with which the wearer may sit, walk, run, engage in sports, etc.

An elastic band 56 is connected to the top edge of the body 12 and is thereby joined to the side panels 18 and 20, front body portion 22, rear body portion 32, front panel 48, and rear panel S2.

If desired, a lace strip 58 may be sewed to the side edges and bottom edges of the front panel 48. A similar lace strip may be sewed to the lower edges of the legs 16 and 14. Also, a similar lace strip may be sewed to the lower edge of the rear panel S2. Garter tabs 60 may be sewed to the leg portions 24, 26, 34, and 36 as illustrated. The garter tabs 60 are of conventional construction.

In view of the above remarks, a detailed description of use is not deemed necessary. It is to be noted that the elastic panels 18 and 20 are on opposite sides of the body portion and are vertically disposed panels. The stomach and derriere of the wearer of the girdle 10 will be juxtaposed to the portions 22 and 32 which are inelastic but may have some vertical stretch with substantially no horizontal stretch.

If desired, front panel 48 could have its entire edge connected to body 12 by seam 30 without stopping at point 50. The same could be accomplished with rear panel 52. In this alternative, freedom of leg movement would be attained by providing a split up the middle of panels 48 and 52 for a distance of about eight to ten inches from the lower edges thereof.

The present invention may be embodied in other specilic forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof and, accordingly, reference should be made to the appended claims, rather than to the foregoing specification as indicating the scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A combined slip and girdle including a pair of panels of elastic material adapted to be juxtaposed to a wearers hips, said panels extending from substantially the top of said -girdle to substantially the bottom thereof, said panels defining in part a pair of outer half leg portions, a front segment and a rear segment interconnecting said panels and cooperating with said elastic panels to form said leg portions, said front and rear segments extending from substantially the top of said girdle to substantially the bottom thereof and being composed of substantially inelastic fabric, a front cover panel and a rear cover panel, said cover panels being connected to said girdle at substantially the top thereof and extending to substantially the bottom thereof, said front cover panel extending over said front segment in order to prevent seethrough,v said rear cover panel extending over said rear segment in order to prevent see-through, one edge of said front segment being connected to one edge of one of the elastic panels and one edge of said front cover panel along a substantially vertical seam, one edge of said rear segment being connected to one edge of the other of said elastic panels and one edge of said. rear cover panel along a substantially vertical seam wherein said front and rear cover panels will be retained in the desired location to prevent see-through.

2. A girdle as set forth in claim 1 wherein the other edge of said front segment and the other edge of said one of said elastic panels are interconnected along a substantially vertical seam, the other edge of said front cover panel being connected to said girdle along said last mentioned vertical seam from substantially the top of said girdle to substantially the middle of said girdle thereby leaving the remainder of said other edge of said front panel unattached, the other edge of said rear segment and the other edge of said other of said elastic panels being interconnected along a substantially vertical seam, the other edge of said rear cover panel being connected to said girdle along said last-mentioned vertical seam from substantially the top of said girdle to substantially the middle of said girdle thereby leaving the remainder of said other edge of said rear cover panel unattached, said unattached edges of said front and rear cover panels being on opposite sides of the front and rear of the girdle respectively to provide for maximum exibility and freedom of movement.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,711,198 4/ 1929 Gale 2-73 1,596,690 8/ 1926 Singerman 2-224 2,406,215 8/ 1946 Glincs 128--528 ADELE M. EAGER, Primary Examiner.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1596690 *Sep 8, 1925Aug 17, 1926Theodore SingermanShadowproof undergarment
US1711198 *Sep 3, 1927Apr 30, 1929Louis GaleCombination chemise and bloomers
US2406215 *Mar 17, 1945Aug 20, 1946Charis CorpFoundation garment
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US5566392 *Dec 5, 1994Oct 22, 1996Dzelzkalns; BrendaNo-slip underclothing
US5806100 *Aug 22, 1997Sep 15, 1998De Scandiffio; IrmaFaux skirt
US5864891 *May 13, 1998Feb 2, 1999Gonzales; Carol L.Women's under garment with separator panel
US6205591Dec 6, 1999Mar 27, 2001Hartmarx CorporationTailored garment with integral support unit
US7131146 *Jul 20, 2004Nov 7, 2006Linda ChatmanStay-put slip
US7900277Jul 30, 2007Mar 8, 2011Her Look Enterprises LLCWeighted slip
US20040216218 *May 2, 2003Nov 4, 2004Mccarthy MartinCombined kilt and shorts garment
US20050246817 *Jul 20, 2004Nov 10, 2005Linda ChatmanStay-put slip
Classifications
U.S. Classification450/95, D02/722, D02/704, 2/71
International ClassificationA41B9/00, A41B9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/08
European ClassificationA41B9/08
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Sep 2, 1982ASAssignment
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, 1515 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY
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Apr 22, 1982AS02Assignment of assignor's interest
Owner name: TRUE FORM FOUNDATIONS CORP., QUARRY AND HAMILTON S
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