GARMENT INCLUDING SHAPEWEAR
1. A garment, comprising:
- an exterior garment having a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion; and
an inner lining attached to the exterior garment at the waist portion, the inner lining comprising;
a first leg portion disposed within the first leg portion of the exterior garment; and
a second leg portion disposed within the second leg portion of the exterior garment,wherein the inner lining comprises a shaping material.
A garment includes an exterior garment having a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion. An inner lining is attached to the exterior garment at the waist portion, the inner lining including a first leg portion disposed within the first leg portion of the exterior garment, and a second leg portion disposed within the second leg portion of the exterior garment. The inner lining includes a shaping material.
- 1. A garment, comprising:
an exterior garment having a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion; and an inner lining attached to the exterior garment at the waist portion, the inner lining comprising; a first leg portion disposed within the first leg portion of the exterior garment; and a second leg portion disposed within the second leg portion of the exterior garment, wherein the inner lining comprises a shaping material.
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This application claims benefit from U.S. patent application Ser. No. 15/296,906 filed Oct. 18, 2016.
The present invention relates generally to clothing that includes shaping material. Exterior garments, such as dresses and pants, are provided with a material that conforms to the wearer'"'"'s body. The exterior garment and shaping material are formed together as a single garment. The invention also relates generally to a method of creating an exterior garment provided with a shaping material formed together as a single garment.
For years, women have been searching to dress in a way that solves multiple challenges: a polished and refined professional look with lasting quality, and a silhouette that smooths, shapes, and contours their best features. Today, most women would need to buy separate pieces of clothing to accomplish this—an exterior garment such as a dress or pants and undergarments that provide shaping and control (i.e., control top hosiery, compression shape wear).
This can cause some dissatisfaction. For example, shaping undergarments are not designed specifically with an exterior garment in mind. Thus, the silhouettes and fabrics may compete. In some cases, the shaping undergarment may show through or be visible on the exterior garment.
In addition, shaping undergarments have a tendency to not stay in place on the body, resulting in, for example, rolling or tucking of the undergarment. The undergarments tend to move throughout the day with the movements of the wearer. The undesirable movement of the shaping undergarment could be more pronounced, for example, when putting on an exterior garment over the shaping undergarments.
Shaping undergarments may cause discomfort if worn for long periods during the day. The undergarments tend to be tight, in part, to avoid undesirable movement of the undergarment and to lower the likelihood that the undergarment will either compete with or be visible through the exterior garment.
Furthermore, wearing separate exterior garments and shaping undergarments is inconvenient. Of course, the necessity of wearing two garments in itself is inconvenient. In addition, because the undergarments and exterior garments are worn separately, the undergarment can show through the external garment, thereby requiring the purchase of additional shaping undergarments to avoid the undergarment competing with the exterior garment.
An object of the invention is to provide clothing that includes shaping material to address problems described above.
In an embodiment, the invention provides a garment including an exterior garment having a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion. An inner lining is attached to the exterior garment at the waist portion, the inner lining including a first leg portion disposed within the first leg portion of the exterior garment, and a second leg portion disposed within the second leg portion of the exterior garment. The inner lining includes a shaping material.
The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated herein and constitute part of this specification, illustrate the presently preferred embodiments of the invention, and together with the general description given above and the detailed description given below, serve to explain features of the invention.
According to various embodiments, dresses are designed and manufactured to combine into one single garment the benefits of a professional, elegant exterior dress with the shaping/control attributes of shape wear. The dresses are manufactured with a set of features, including: a classic and professional exterior dress; made of the finest luxury stretch fabrics (including, for example, Italian fabrics) and luxury trim (e.g., RiRi zippers); double-stitch seams that shape and contour the body visually while providing lasting quality and ensuring strength in the garment; shapewear lining built in and attached into the dress; linings have been designed specifically for each dress to create the ideal silhouette and flatter/highlight the best features of every woman'"'"'s body; elastic waistband and silicon lace trim at the hem that hold the shapewear lining in place all day and prevents rolling and tucking; fabric that breathes and wicks for all-day comfort; shapewear fabric works with the exterior dress fabric so that the dress moves as a single garment with the lining sitting perfectly within the garment (e.g., no twisting, invisible from the outside, fabrics do not compete with each other); non-compression comfortable bust above the elastic waist band that is silky and feels good against the skin, while providing a way for the shapewear lining to be attached into the dress in a way that holds the shapewear in place and making it undetectable from the outside.
According to a first embodiment, for example as shown in
The dress 1 may be provided with a zipper 130 at the back 107 of the exterior garment 100 of the dress 1. The zipper 130 may be on the back 107 of the dress 1 and positioned in the middle of the dress 1 from below the waist 108 to the neckline 102. The inner lining 120 and the exterior garment 100 are sewn together on a first side 131 and a second side 132 of the zipper 130, such that the shaping non-compression bust fabric 121 forms an opening 126 in the inner lining 120 when the zipper 130 is opened. In this regard, as shown in
For the construction of the inner lining 120, at least two different fabrics are used. The non-compression bust fabric 121 is formed from a material providing a silky lining that comfortably expands to accommodate all chest sizes. The non-compression bust fabric 121 does not press down on the wearer'"'"'s bust if the wearer is larger and conforms if the wearer has a smaller bust. Preferably, the non-compression bust fabric 121 is comprised of a blend of 77% nylon and 23% elastane. The shapewear skirt 123 is a stronger lining for smoothing/compression/control. Preferably, the shapewear skirt 123 is comprised of a blend of 56% nylon and 44% elastane.
Combining the different materials into a single inner lining 120 presents a challenge at least because each material has a different stretch content and materials having a different stretch content could twist and/or bunch when combined. Testing of various fabric combinations yields a satisfactory combination of materials.
As shown in
The dress 1 is preferably provided with a facing on the inside of the exterior garment 100. A fabric is applied around the neckline 102 and armholes 103 on the inside of the exterior garment 100. The shapewear inner lining 120 is then attached to the facing. This construction additionally prevents the inner lining 120 from twisting and competing with the fabric of the exterior garment 100, thereby keeping everything laying flat.
According to a second embodiment, for example as shown in
The dress 2 is provided with a zipper 230 on a side 209 of the dress 2 in a side-zip construction, extending from one of the armholes 203 to the waist 208. As shown in
The dress 2 is preferably provided with a facing on the inside of the exterior garment 200. A fabric is applied around the neckline 202 and armholes 203 on the inside of the exterior garment 200. The shapewear inner lining 220 is then attached to the facing. This construction additionally prevents the inner lining 220 from twisting and competing with the fabric of the exterior garment 200, thereby keeping everything laying flat.
Additional embodiments are shown in
According to another embodiment as shown in
Inner lining 320 can be attached to the exterior garment 300 by any one of several mechanical attachments, such as by being sewn together. Inner lining 320 can also be provided with pockets 322 to accommodate pockets formed in the exterior garment 300. The inner lining 320 is also provided with an opening portion 323 such that the inner lining 320 can be opened when the pants 30 are opened by way of, for example, button 324 and zipper (not shown).
Inner lining 320 is preferably formed of the same shaping material as the shapewear 123 described above. The inner lining 320 could be formed from several panels of material joined together at seams 325, the panels being designed such that the inner lining 320 conforms to the body of the wearer. As shown in
While the invention has been disclosed with reference to certain preferred embodiments, numerous modifications, alterations, and changes to the described embodiments are possible without departing from the sphere and scope of the invention, as defined in the appended claims and their equivalents thereof. Accordingly, it is intended that the invention not be limited to the described embodiments, but that it have the full scope defined by the language of the following claims.