Abstract: An undergarment assembly for inhibiting bulges resulting from an elastic undergarment includes a garment for wearing over brassiere and beneath clothing. The garment is comprised of a deformable and non-elastic material such that said garment does not constrict when said garment is worn. In this way the garment is inhibited from forming bulges on a user's torso that may be visible through the clothing. The garment includes a pair of straps and each of the straps is releasably attached to a respective pair of brassiere straps to retain the garment on the user.
Abstract: The under garment consists of a front panel having an outer side and an inner side. Two shoulder areas are formed at top portions of the front panel and the back panel. A breast receiving unit is provided associated with the inner area of the front panel and is formed with first and second breast receiving pockets. A front area of each receiving pocket is formed by a respective part of the inner face of the front panel and a rear area of each said breast receiving pocket is formed by an independent rear panel. In use, the independent rear panels of each breast receiving pocket are positioned between the skin of the breast and the skin of the user's torso.
Abstract: A brassiere with floating cups which are independently positionable in relation to the brassiere body. Depending on the point of attachment to the brassiere, the floating brassiere cups control the support, position, cleavage, and separation of individual breasts. The floating cups are partially or fully detached from the brassiere at various selectable locations. It is not just rotational motion, but also lifting the breasts upward and toward the center of the chest. The brassiere has floating cups that apply rotational pressure to move the breasts closer together if rotated in one direction, and will move the breasts apart if rotated in the other direction. The cup positioning mechanism can be implemented by an adjustable clip, by integral hook and loop strips, buttons, ornamental clasps, straps, string ties, or other suitable devices.
Abstract: A bra and a system have bays and a truss for supporting breasts of a user wearing the bra. The bra has a first bay and/or a second bay for receiving the breasts of the user wearing the bra. The bra has a first cup, a second cup and/or the truss for supporting and/or for enclosing the breasts of the user. The truss connects a rear end of the first portion to a rear end of the second portion. Liners are connected to an interior surface of the first portion and/or an interior surface of the second portion. The truss reduces stress of, strain of and/or pain in shoulders, a neck and/or a back of the user from the weight of the breasts of the user. The bays, the truss and/or the cups of the bra minimize unwanted movements of the breast of the user.
Abstract: An improved construction for a brassiere, wherein the brassiere is equipped with both back and front fasteners, and a multi-layered lining inside the cups to provide structure and support. The back and front fasteners enable the wearer to put the brassiere on with ease. The multi-layered lining, which absorbs body heat to mold to the shape of the breast accommodates the slight differences in size and shape in the breasts.
Abstract: A garment and a method of constructing a garment for supporting at least one breast that includes a common hammock for the breasts formed by a pair of front panels. Example embodiments provide a comfort brassiere, which can be worn at all times, including after surgery.
Abstract: A lifting and shaping system for a bra is disclosed. The system uses lift platforms shaped to fit into the cups of the bra and formed from thin material such as plastic. The lift platforms are attached to the bra toward the center of the bra. Connectors having one end attached to the lift platform and the other end attached to a slide on the shoulder strap adjust the lift of the lift platform when the slide is moved. Flexible shaping members distribute the lift of the lift platforms and maintain the natural shape of the breasts as they are lifted. Smoothing shields ease the movement of the lift platforms and connectors within the cloth confines of the breast cups. The flexible shaping members may also perform some of the functions of a smoothing shield.
Abstract: A women's breast support garment, e.g., bra, configured to promote wearer comfort by allowing a breast cup to move multi-directionally, or float, relative to a torso member. The bra construction is characterized by a limp intermediate strip at the junction between the lower edge of each breast cup and the upper edge of a torso member.
Abstract: A brassiere having a torso encircling bodice (2). A pair of breast cups (10, 11) are attached to the bodice (2). Only each side of a breast cup (10, 11) is attached to the bodice (2) leaving an opening between a lower edge (15, 16) of each breast cup (10, 11) and the bodice (2). Allows freedom of movement for the wearer and improved ventilation.
Abstract: A moisture managing brassiere for sports wear and general wear includes a front portion, a back portion connected to the front portion, and a pair of shoulder straps connected respectively at one end to the front portion and at respective opposite ends to the back portion. The brassiere is constructed of a composite stretch fabric including an inner fabric layer, and intermediate fabric layer, and an outer shell fabric layer. The inner fabric layer is constructed of hydrophobic moisture wicking fibers for residing in skin contact during garment wear. The intermediate fabric layer resides adjacent to the inner fabric layer for receiving, dispersing, and transporting moisture outwardly away from the inner fabric layer. The outer fabric layer resides adjacent to the intermediate fabric layer for receiving and dispersing moisture wicked outwardly from the inner and intermediate fabric layers.
Abstract: A comfortable brassiere containing removable, vented, cups with bands of shock absorbing material removably attached around the outer perimeter of the cups, for the protection and support of the breast area from excessive movement and damaging impact during activities which have a high incidence of physical contact.
Abstract: A breast foundation and natural support characterized by its immobility relative to the rib-cage and also by its capacity to permit independent movement of breasts while comfortably supporting same. The support assembly includes inner and outer front panels, the later having seam connection to at least the principal supporting cup and the former bearing an underwire. In a modification for the fuller breast, a double cup is interconnected to the outer front panel. An optional prosthesis pocket is also available, wherein a separate piece of fabric is connected at the top of the foundation in both forms of the invention, the fabric hangs down to form a pocket from above. As the prosthesis in inserted from an open side and held in place by the lower pocket, an upper pocket is thus formed.
Abstract: A woman's brassiere individual sizes of which can accommodate a substantial range of rib cage and cup sizes. A pair of cups, with an elastic web is joined to an encircling band A shoulder loop is attached to each cup and to the encircling band. Elastic risers bind the sides of each cup and extend from the band to respective shoulder straps. An elastic cradle has a lower edge anchored to the band, and an upper free edge entirely unattached to the web of the cup so it can move in relative shear-like movement relative to the web. The cradle reinforces the web when the web is substantially deflected by a breast, and supports the lower portion of the breast independently of the web.
Abstract: A woman's bodysuit for exercising or swimming comprises an outer covering for encasing at least a portion of a woman's torso, including the bust, abdomen, hips and rear regions. The covering extends below the arms and around at least a portion of the back and includes shoulder straps forming openings for the neck and arms. A bra portion is provided beneath the outer covering, the bra portion including a full bra liner covering the breasts and a separate partial bra liner beneath the full liner supporting the undersides and sides of the breasts. The full and partial bra liners are each secured along common edges to the outer covering centrally between the shoulder straps at the neck opening and on either side at the arm openings. An elastic strap is secured along a bottom edge of the bra portion and is secured to the outer covering in the region behind or below the arms. The outer covering, full bra liner and partial bra liner are made of stretchable natural or synthetic fabrics, or blends thereof.
March 16, 1990
Date of Patent:
July 23, 1991
Apparel America, Inc.
Jay Feigenbaum, Janna Parris, Maurice Forman