Bra cup for increasing visual appearance of breast size, and brassiere incorporating the same

  • US 8,262,433 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2009
  • Issued: 09/11/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A bra cup, comprising:

  • an inner cup portion comprising one or more inner layers, at least one layer of the one or more inner layers having a surface with a spline-shaped cross-sectional curvature that extends between an upper edge and a lower edge of the bra cup; and

    an outer cup portion, attached to the inner cup portion, comprising one or more outer layers, the inner cup portion and the outer cup portion together forming the bra cup,wherein the inner cup portion is configured to support a wearer'"'"'s breast of a first cup size, and to uplift and push the breast inwardly towards an opposite breast of the wearer, andwherein the outer cup portion is configured to have a second cup size at least two cup sizes larger than that of the first cup size.

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