US3677252A - Unitary brassiere and slip combination - Google Patents

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US3677252A
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A combined brassiere and slip, having the softness, lightness in weight and look of lingerie, in which the brassiere is formed with a front piece, which may be lined with a like piece, so cut and seam-joined at critical cut areas as to provide two fulled cups having stretch at opposed angular stretch lines, vertical stretch where it is not desired at the top of the cups, from their peaks inwardly, being resisted, whereas below the peaks of the cups and outwardly thereof, the cup fabric has stretch in the line of stretch resistance st the tops of the cups, or substantially so. This is the result of cutting the cup area of the fabric into three lower-marginal widely separated points, and moving the two outermost points into juxtaposition with the third and central point, where the points are seamed together and providing a rounded pair of fulled cups having the contradistinguished stretch lines aforesaid, then connecting a back band and skirt assembly, the latter preferably being lined as well as the brassiere element.

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United States Patent [151 3,677,252 Pedley July 18, 1972 [54] UNITARY BRASSIERE AND SLIP Primary Examiner-James R. Boler COMBINATION {72] Inventor: Dianne Pedley, New York, NY.

[73] Assignee: Maidenform Inc., New York, NY.

[22] Filed: July 17, 1970 [21] Appl. No.: 55,913

[52] U.S. Cl... ....l28/454, 128/516 51 Int. Cl ..A4lc 3/08 [58] Field oiSearch 128/5l6, 517,454

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,440,795 5/1948 Clark ..l28/5l6 2,383,804 8/1945 Kaunitz.. .....128/517 3,066,675 12/1962 Herman 128/454 Attomey-W. Lee Helms [57] ABSTRACT A combined brassiere and slip, having the softness, lightness in weight and look of lingerie, in which the brassiere is formed with a front piece, which may be lined with a like piece, so cut and seam-joined at critical cut areas as to provide two fulled cups having stretch at opposed angular stretch lines, vertical stretch where it is not desired at the top of the cups, from their peaks inwardly, being resisted, whereas below the peaks of the cups and outwardly thereof, the cup fabric has stretch in the line of stretch resistance st the tops of the cups, or substantially so. This is the result of cutting the cup area of the fabric into three lower-marginal widely separated points, and moving the two outermost points into juxtaposition with the third and central point, where the points are seamed together and providing a rounded pair of fulled cups having the contradistinguished stretch lines aforesaid, then connecting a back band and skirt assembly, the latter preferably being lined as well as the brassiere element.

1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures Patented July 18, 1972 INVEN%Of/f 44L),

ATTORNEY.

UNITARY BRASSIERE AND SLIP COMBINATION The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a garment embodying the invention.

FIG. 2 is a back perspective view of the FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a composite view, showing at the left side primary brassiere blank, below the same a like lining piece, followed by a front skirt piece, a front skirt hem-piece and a like lining piece therefor; also showing at the right side the elements for the back of the garment.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawing, it will be seen that the garment comprises a one-piece brassiere, the ends thereof being connected to a back band 2, both the bra. and the back band being lined with like pieces as to be hereinafter described. To the brassiere and back band is seamed a skirt assembly, as shown.

Referring to the left hand side of FIG. 3, it will be seen that at l is shown the primary brassiere piece which is characterized by being cut at its lower margin to form three widely separated deep points and thus a central point 4 and two outermost points 3, each being generally wedge shaped. The top area of the said brassiere piece 1 is centrally cut with a curved neck receiving area and with a wing extending outwardly from each of the points 3, the wings being curved at the top and bottom margins. Below said primary brassiere piece is shown a like lining-piece or inner facing 1, followed by the front-half skirt member5 and the outer and inner front hem pieces 6 and 7.

At the right side of the composite FIG. 3 is shown the back elements of the garment, and consisting of a primary backband piece 2, a lining or inner facing therefor 2, and the rear skirt piece 8, followed by two rear hem pieces for the skirt, 6 and 7; one being a lining or inner facing piece.

garment shown in It will be unde stood that the showing of the primary brassiere piece, and its lining or innerfacing which may be used,is reduced in size as compared with the finished form as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 but is sufiicient to show that when either point 3 is moved inwardly to abut and be seamed to point 4, the elastic threads of the fabric running at the angle a, FIG. 1, will be swung to the angle b, FIG. 1, thus enabling stretch and expansion in a generally vertical direction under the peak of each cup, as desired, the threads crossing the angles a and b being generally inelastic, and in any event being substantially so as compared with the elastic threads of the fabric.

It will be understood that the form of the elements shown in the drawing are subject to modification within the spirit of the invention, particularly as to the size and length of the points, and the invention comprises the use of the inner lining or facing, or its omission, with respect to the brassiere, the embodiment described having the brassiere made of light, soft, fabric.

Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to decure by Letters Patent, Is as follows:

I. A brassiere grament comprising a fabric having normally a line of stretch opposed to a line of resistance to said stretch, the brassiere thereof being a unitary piece of said fabric having upper and lower areas, said brassiere comprising two wing sections each formed with an upper marginal curve extending to an outwardly and downwardly directed section with an outer angular margin, and a relatively narrow V-shaped wingconnecting section with its width throughout substantially less than that of either wing section and having its lower end above ends of deep wedge-shaped lower sections of said wings, said wings when connected to said wing connecting section providing brassiere cups each having a lower area with stretch in approximately normal vertical direction when the brassiere is in position on 21 area and with an upper area with stretch angularly with respect to said lower area.

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1. A brassiere grament comprising a fabric having normally a line of stretch opposed to a line of resistance to said stretch, the brassiere thereof being a unitary piece of said fabric having upper and lower areas, said brassiere comprising two wing sections each formed with an upper marginal curve extending to an outwardly and downwardly directed section with an outer angular margin, and a relatively narrow V-shaped wing-connecting section with its width throughout substantially less than that of either wing section and having its lower end above ends of deep wedgeshaped lower sections of said wings, said wings when connected to said wing connecting section providing brassiere cups each having a lower area with stretch in approximately normal vertical direction when the brassiere is in position on a area and with an upper area with stretch angularly with respect to said lower area.
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US4781650A (en) * 1986-11-13 1988-11-01 Budd Isabelle A Prosthetic garment for bilateral mastectomy
US5461725A (en) * 1991-12-30 1995-10-31 Witczak; Pamela A. Garment for nursing woman
US6162111A (en) * 1998-07-01 2000-12-19 Heroff Group, Llc Article of clothing with built-in bra
US20030013379A1 (en) * 2000-07-14 2003-01-16 Henz Michael J. Fall-away brassiere
US20040093657A1 (en) * 2002-08-02 2004-05-20 Erinc Julie C. Wraparound garment
US20070281586A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2007-12-06 Pritchard Jody B Braless top garment with integral breast pads
US20100162461A1 (en) * 2005-08-04 2010-07-01 Caprice Cedric Women's Close-Fitting Garment for Water Sports
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USD732269S1 (en) 2014-02-12 2015-06-23 Lysse Partners Llc Dress with control layer
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US9968139B2 (en) 2014-01-03 2018-05-15 Lysse Partners Llc Hidden control waistband garment
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US4781650A (en) * 1986-11-13 1988-11-01 Budd Isabelle A Prosthetic garment for bilateral mastectomy
US5461725A (en) * 1991-12-30 1995-10-31 Witczak; Pamela A. Garment for nursing woman
US6162111A (en) * 1998-07-01 2000-12-19 Heroff Group, Llc Article of clothing with built-in bra
US6336840B2 (en) 1998-07-01 2002-01-08 Stephanie L. Heroff Article of clothing with built-in bra
US20030013379A1 (en) * 2000-07-14 2003-01-16 Henz Michael J. Fall-away brassiere
US20040093657A1 (en) * 2002-08-02 2004-05-20 Erinc Julie C. Wraparound garment
US20100162461A1 (en) * 2005-08-04 2010-07-01 Caprice Cedric Women's Close-Fitting Garment for Water Sports
US20070281586A1 (en) * 2006-05-18 2007-12-06 Pritchard Jody B Braless top garment with integral breast pads
US8568195B1 (en) 2008-01-15 2013-10-29 Times Three Clothier, LLC Multi-fabric garment
US10694791B2 (en) 2012-02-08 2020-06-30 Jenny Yoo Collection, Inc. Multi-use garment
US10694792B2 (en) 2012-02-08 2020-06-30 Jenny Yoo Collection, Inc. Multi-use garment
USD744723S1 (en) * 2012-02-13 2015-12-08 Jenny Yoo Collection, Inc. Convertible dress
US9968139B2 (en) 2014-01-03 2018-05-15 Lysse Partners Llc Hidden control waistband garment
US9993034B2 (en) 2014-01-03 2018-06-12 Lysse Partners Llc Hidden control waistband garment
USD742621S1 (en) 2014-01-24 2015-11-10 Lysse Partners Llc Legging with a control layer
USD732269S1 (en) 2014-02-12 2015-06-23 Lysse Partners Llc Dress with control layer
USD733393S1 (en) 2014-02-27 2015-07-07 Lysse Partners Llc Garment top with a control layer
USD762948S1 (en) 2014-02-27 2016-08-09 Lysse Partners Llc Garment top with a control layer
USD733995S1 (en) 2014-02-27 2015-07-14 Lysse Partners Llc Garment top with a control layer
US10368590B2 (en) 2015-11-03 2019-08-06 Nike, Inc. Flat-knit support garment for upper torso
US10415164B2 (en) 2017-05-02 2019-09-17 Nike, Inc. Upper-torso garment with three-dimensional knit structures
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