Maternity garment

  • US 7,181,775 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2003
  • Issued: 02/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for accommodating changes in the shape of a woman during pregnancy without the need for a series of different-sized maternity clothes, comprising:

  • providing a band of flexible, stretchable material, generally cylindrical in shape and in a size so as to be expanded and stretched to be worn around a pregnant woman'"'"'s torso approximately at the waist, andthe pregnant woman'"'"'s wearing the band stretched over pants or a skirt which has become too tight to accommodate the swelling of pregnancy, by wearing the pants or skirt unfastened at an upper end, and stretching and placing the band over an upper portion and upper edge of the pants or skirt such that the band covers the unfastened upper end,whereby the band holds the upper end of the pants or skirt closely against the torso, retaining the pants or skirt in place and providing a neat, fitted appearance without lumpiness.

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