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July 26, 1938. H. J. DUBNERI 2,124,769 CORSELE’T Filed Sept. 14, 1957 v; 24 #0 129.1 - §_ _ _ _ W. ( 42 55 35 57 #9] 35K 35 3 ATTORNEY. Patented July 26, 1938 2,124,769 UNITED STATES PATENT orrics 2,124,769 CORSELET Harry Jay Dubner, New York, N. Y. Application September 14, 1937, Serial No. 163,777 10 Claims. This invention relates to garments and has particular reference to devices of the type used by stout women for compressing the abdomen and diaphragm. .5 One object of the invention is to provide a garment of the character described wherein an inner belt for an outer restraining portion of the garment is secured around the body at a much higher tension than that of the outer portion, 10 and the central part of the front section of the outer garment portion being subjected by the belt to the much higher tension mentioned to shift excess ?esh laterally so as to be retained by lower tension lateral parts of the outer section .15 above and below the belt. (Cl, 2—27) part of the belt portion is located at any point intermediate of the spaced gusset means. With this principle, greater freedom of movement is permitted, and the belt portion tensions the gus set means and hence the intermediate part of the 5 outer garment portion. This intermediate or front section of the outer garment portion may thus be at a considerably higher tension than the adjacent lateral parts of the outer garment por tion, and is thus quite ?at so as to even out the 110 contour of the body. Also the tension of this section varies with that of the inner belt. And yet, because this section is itself relatively non elastic, its original body shaping ?t is maintained. The excess ?esh that escapes the belt may 15 In respect to speci?c function, the belt portion thus be comfortably retained by the lateral parts of the garment serves to powerfully draw in the abdomen and diaphragm. This tends to form a of the outer section above and below the belt. bulge or roundness at the front center of the belt 20 portion. Moreover, parts of the excess ?esh escape from the belt portion, especially upward ly. Thus unevenness in body contour results. Yet The central part of the outer section not only shifts the excess ?esh, but aids the belt in its tension and produces the ?attened appearance.20 to allow for some variation as in standing up and Hence the outer garment portion or the front section thereof referred to may be denoted the body ?attening part, in contradistinction to the belt portion which may be denoted as the body compressing part. Further, it may be observed 25 that within the broad scope of the invention, any elastic element may be designated a yielding or sitting down. an adjusting means, so that the latter may in the belt may not be too wide up and down be cause undue discomfort would be caused. Even 25 with my belt which covers only the abdomen and diaphragm, an elastic portion is highly desirable Reference may be made to U. S. Patent No. v 30 2,089,950 for Corselet, which-is owned by me, and which patent will serve to illustrate further the type of garment to which the present invention relates. The main problem for success in a garment of '35 this character is toavoid the irregular body con tour due to the bulge at the belt, and especially due to bulges produced above the belt by the action of the belt itself. Numerous attempts have been made by corset experts to obtain a 40 smooth uniform body contour without undue dis comfort to the wearer, but have not been success ful. clude adjustable lacing, which, however, is less ‘advantageous as it may require a change in ten- .30 sioning from time to time. Another object of the invention, therefore, is the provision of a garment having an inner high tension belt and an outer ?attening garment part whose front section is connected to the belt so as, 35 to be subject to a higher tension than adjacent lateral parts of the outer garment part, above and ‘below the belt, and with the tension on said front section being less than or equal to that of said belt. r Another object is to furnish such a garment wherein the outer garment part may assume a conformation different than that of the belt, to 4.0 These dif?culties I have solved by improve ments in the garment, in which the belt portion ?atten bulges that may be caused by the belt, 45 is separately secured, as practically it must be, with the outer garment part being tensioned by .45 for the high tension desired. Further, in the the belt. garment to which my improvements relate, the Another object of the invention is to provide outer garment portion is preferably wholly or a garment including an abdomen and diaphragm substantially inelastic and is accurately shaped compressing high tension inner belt having an 50 to correctly fit the body. In such a garment, I ‘adjustable portion accommodativc to body 50 provide gusset-like means for interconnecting the changes, and an outer body-?attening, relatively belt portion with the outer garment portion in non-stretching low-tension garment part whose stead of directly interconnecting these portions. front section is connected at'its ends to the front Preferably, the gusset-like means includes at part of the belt, one of the connections ‘compris 1155. least one elastic portion. Desirably, the elastic ing an adjustable or elastic element extending 55 2,124,769 2 between the belt and outer garment part for transmitting tension from the former to the lat ter. Another object of the invention is to furnish a garment having an inner belt according to an improved arrangement such as will tend to cause separation of the breasts. A further object of the invention is to pro vide a garment 0f the character described hav 10 ing few and simple parts, and which is durable, reliable and efficient in use. Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the speci?cation pro ceeds. With the aforesaid objects in view, the inven 15 tion consists in the novel combinations and ar rangements of parts hereinafter described in their preferred embodiments, pointed out in the subjoined claims, and illustrated in the annexed 20 drawing, wherein like parts are designated by the same reference characters throughout the several views. In the drawing: Figure 1 is an inside plan view of the garment laid out in open position, with parts removed. 25 Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1. ' Fig. 3 is a similar sectional view but with the parts tensioned to generally correspond to actual 30 use. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view with parts removed of a modi?ed form of the invention. Figs. 5 and 6 are sectional views taken re spectively on the lines 5-5 and 6-45 of Fig. 4. The advantages of the invention as here out 35 lined are best realized when all of its features and instrumentalities are combined in one and the same structure, but, useful devices may be pro tensions such as 25 to which garters may be secured. It is important to note that a primary char acteristic of the outer garment part II is that it is cut, worked and shaped to accurately ?t the individual wearer when his body is tensioned by the inner belt I2. For this purpose suitable seams, elastic gores, shapes of edges as at I6, H are provided to furnish different capacities at different points of the garment for a form ?tting 10 action with the outer garment part I3 being under tension. Elastic elements, wherever pro vided, as at 2B, 21, are distinctively hatched with horizontal lines. Fold parts as at 28, 29 are indicative of slack that is provided for desired body ?tting conformation. Other slack or elastic elements may be furnished in the outer garment part as may be necessary. However, the front section I5 of the outer garment part, especially the generally central 20 upright part 30 of the front section I5, is rela tively or wholly inelastic, since this part is sub ject, as hereinafter described, to considerable tension and deformation, and must maintain a set position to ?atten out or conceal bulges that may be caused by the high tension inner belt I2. The inner belt I2 operates under high tension and hence is preferably separately attached around the body as at the edges I9, 22. There after the outer garment is secured at lesser ten 30 sion at the edges IS, IT. Due to the high tension of the inner belt I2, it preferably includes an elastic element 3I that may extend from the upper to the lower edge thereof. The material of this elastic element 3I has limited stretchability, because its fabric is constructed with non-stretching threads which come into action when the elastic threads have been stretched to a predetermined extent. The duced embodying less than the whole. It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to elastic element 3| permits accommodation to the 40 which the invention appertains, that the same wearer for standing and sitting positions, and other body changes. may be incorporated in several different construc The back part I3 of the outer garment part tions. The accompanying drawing, therefore, is may be subject to the high tension of the inner submitted merely as showing the preferred ex belt I2, but this is immaterial, because there is 45 empli?cation of the invention. 45 Referring in' detail to the drawing, I0 denotes relatively little excess bulge producing flesh at a garment embodying the invention. The same the wearer’s back. The invention provides means whereby the may include an outer or main garment part II, limited elasticity of the inner belt I2, as above and an inner belt I2 therefor. The outer gar ment is adapted to completely encircle the body described, is utilized as a means for increasing 50 50 of the wearer from the bust to the hips, including the tension on the central upright part 30 of the these parts. Hence it may comprise a back part front section I5 above that of the adjacent parts I3 that is stiffened as by boning I4. To one end of said section I5. Thus one or more gusset of the back part is connected the front part I5, elements 32, 33 may each be connected at one the other ends being releasably interconnected edge 34 to the inner belt, and at the opposite 55 55 along the edges I5, IT as by hooks, lacing, or the edge 35 to the front section I5. Preferably, the arrangement is such that the edges 35 are closer like. The inner belt I2 is connected at one end at to each other than the edges 34. Thus these I8 to the outer garment part II adjacent to the gussets 32, 33 are narrow, upright spaced strips which normally lie ?atwise between the inner junction between the front and back garment belt and the section I5, but may also be referred 60 parts. Its other end I9 may be releasably se to as converging toward each other from the cured to the back part I3 as by means of an inner inner belt toward the outer section I5. The lines flap portion 28. The latter may be connected at of stitching at 35 more clearly de?ne therebe 2I to the back I3, and its free edge 22 is con tween the upright nonstretching central section 65 65 nectible by hooks or the like to the said edge I9. 30 of the outer garment. Because of this non In up and down width, the inner belt I2 is suffi stretching quality of the section 30, it is trans~ cient to cover the diaphragm and abdomen, and versely tensioned by the inner belt acting through is consequently substantially less in length than elastic means, one or both of the gussets 32, 33 the outer garment part. For instance, the latter consisting of elastic material. If desired, the 70 70 extends upward at 23 above the inner belt and gusset 33 may be omitted so that the tension may even include a brassiere portion 24. Like acts between the gusset 32 and the stitching wise, the outer garment part may extend below at I8. By choosing material of desired elasticity for the belt I2 so as to reliably embrace the hips. the gussets 32, 33, any desired tautness may be 75 If desired, the belt I2 may have bottom ex 75 2,124,769 produced in the part 30, in excess of? that caused by the fastening at I9, 22. Hence the tension at 30 may be equal to butis preferably somewhat less than the tension of the inner belt l2. The latter may have boning as at 36 tending to straighten or ?atten out any resulting bulge, and the part 30 serves to further produce the appear ance of ?atness and uniformity. It is noted that the section 30 may have some 10 slack therein as at 31, and the section l5 may have some slack as at 38 between the stitching l8 and 34, in the nontensioned position of the gar ment. In lieu of slack, adjusting or elastic means may be provided. It will now be seen that the invention is char 15 acterized by a front garment section 15, having lesser tension than the inner belt, and having a central higher tension region produced by the inner belt. In other words, the regions of the 20 front section l5, lateral to the central section 30 may have a lesser tension than the section 30. This may be e?'ected by providing a suffi cient slack at 38, and by suitably arranging the length of the garment between the edges l6, l1. 25 Hence the excess ?esh which escapes the inner belt l2 upward and downward is forced laterally by the central section 30 toward the upper lateral regions at 39, 40 and the lower lateral regions at 4|, 42 with resulting ?atness at the front. 30 In Figs. 4 to 6 is shown a garment 45 which is generally like the garment [0, except that the inner belt |2a is formed with a central upward extension 46 which is free of the outer section 45 except that it is connected at its upper end 35 at 41 to the top of the section l5. Being other wise free of the latter, the section 46 aids in sep arating the breasts. This result may be aided by securing a pad element or strip 48 to the part 46 to lie between the latter and the front 40 section I5, said pad element being secured at 41 and 49 to bridge the space between the body and the brassiere, the latter being held outward by the bust. 45 The elastic 31a is somewhat differ ently positioned, but this is immaterial. I claim: 1. A garment including an outer or main gar ment portion and an inner belt portion, the gar ment portion comprising a front section and a 50 roar section and being attachable around the wearer’s body so as to extend between and to cover the bust and the hips, the belt portion being adapted to cover only the abdomen and dia phragm and extending along and being con 55 nected near its opposite ends to the said front section, the belt portion having an elastic part and being attachable around the body under high tension, the said connections including gusset like elements each being connected at 60 spaced points to the belt portion and front sec tion, said elastic part being located between and cooperating with the elements so that stretching of the elastic part causes said elements to exert a stretching force on the adjacent central part of the front section, said elements operatively 65 extending to the top edge of the belt portion, and at least one of said elements being elastic, the adjacent central part of the said front section being relatively nonstretching and having an initial slack portion therein, whereby the said 70 adjacent central part of the front section oom presses the body under a tension less than that of the belt portion and forces excess ?esh laterally to be retained by lateral parts of said front sec tion, which lateral parts have less tension than 75 the adjacent central part. 3 I 2. A garment including an outer garment por tion comprising a front section and a rear sec tion and having means for attachment thereof around the wearer’s body so as to extend between and over the bust and hips, an inner belt adapted to cover only the diaphragm and abdomen, said belt comprising a front portion connected at one end at the junction between the front and rear sections of the outer garment portion, said belt front portion extending along said front section and being yieldably connected thereto along spaced upright lines- spaced from the ?rst men tioned connection so as to de?ne a central portion of said front section, said belt front portion having an upright take-up element intermediate of the spaced yielding connections, said belt hav ing means for attaching the same under high tension along the wearer’s body independently of the attaching means of the outer garment, said yielding connections including at least one gusset '20 like element interconnecting the belt and outer garment and lying therebetween so that tension on the belt causes stretching of said element and consquent tautness of the said central part of said front garment section, the said central part being relatively nonyielding so as to tautly press upon the body above the belt at a lesser tension than that of the belt and to force excess ?esh laterally under said outer garment above the belt, the said central part of the front gar ment section having initial slack, and the front garment section having initial slack intermediate of the ?rst mentioned connection and the second mentioned connections. 3. A garment for stout women including means comprising an outer garment member having a front section, and an inner belt member, said members coaoting with each other so that the belt member is secured around the body separate ly of the outer garment member, the front part of -: the belt being connected along spaced upright lines to the front section up to the upper edge of the belt, the garment member being shaped to tightly ?t the wearer’s body over the attached belt and the portion of the garment member in termediate of and above the said lines of connec 45 tion being nonstretching, the belt member having a yielding portion between said lines of connec tion and extending to the top edge of the belt member, and at least one of the said connections including a strip of elastic material connected at 50 one edge to the belt member and at an opposite edge to the garment member and lying ?at be tween the members to cause the belt to render taut the central part of the front section. 55 4. A garment including an outer ?tted garment member, a yielding inner belt member, the latter being secured around the body at a substantially higher tension than the garment member, means connecting the belt member to the front of the 60 garment member along spaced upright lines, said means including elastic gusset elements lying be tween the members and serving to hold taut the intermediate, part of the garment member to re duce bulging at the belt. 65. 5. A garment including an outer garment mem ber tightly ?tted to the body under the tension of an inner belt, an inner belt having a predeter mined limited elasticity, the inner belt being op eratively secured around the body at a substan tially higher tension than the garment member, 70 the latter extending above the belt, means inter connecting the belt and the front of the garment member along spaced upright lines, at least one of the connections including an elastic gusset ele 75 2,124,769 ment extending up to the top edge of the belt, said element being connected along opposite edges to the belt and garment member respectively and serving to hold taut the part of the garment mem ber intermediate of the lines of connection to cause the excess ?esh above the belt to be pressed laterally under the garment member into regions of lesser tension. 6. A garment according to claim 5, wherein the front of the garment member is nonstretching to maintain the form fit of the garment and to substantially increase the tautness above the said intermediate part thereof. '7. A garment according to claim 5, wherein the garment member includes a brassiére portion and 15 the belt is provided with a top extension forming a bust separating member that extends to the top of the brassiere portion and is secured at said - top, said extension being otherwise free of the brassiere so as to drop in between the breasts and to permit freedom of relative movement between the belt and the garment member. 8. A garment for stout women including means comprising an outer garment member shaped to v25 ?t the wearer’s body, and an inner belt member, said members coacting with each other so that the belt member is secured around the body sep arately of the outer garment member and at a substantially higher tension than the latter, the 30 front part of the belt member being connected along spaced upright lines to the garment mem ber, said means having a yielding portion located 35 so as to permit relative expanding movement as between those parts of the outer garment mem ber and inner belt member which lie between said lines of connection, whereby the inner belt mem ber serves to tension the front part of the outer garment member about the wearer. 9. A garment for stout women including means comprising an outer garment member shaped to 40 ?t the wearer’s body, and an inner belt member, said members coacting with each other so that the belt member is secured around the body sep arately of the outer garment member and at a substantially higher tension than the latter, the front part of the belt member being connected along spaced upright lines to the garment mem ber, the garment member being shaped to tightly ?t the wearer’s body over the attached belt, the belt member being constructed so as to be ex pandible between said lines of connection, and at 10 least one of the said connections including a strip of elastic material connected at one edge to the belt member and at an opposite edge to the gar ment member and lying ?at between the members to cause the belt to render taut the front part of 15 the outer garment member. 10. A garment for stout women including means comprising an outer garment member shaped to ?t the wearer’s body, and an inner belt member, said members coacting with each other so that the 20 belt member is secured around the body separate ly of the outer garment member and at a sub stantially higher tension than the latter, the front part of the belt member being connected along spaced upright lines to the garment member, the 25 garment member being shaped to tightly ?t the wearer’s body over the attached belt, the belt member being constructed so as to be expandible vbetween said lines of connection, and at least one of the said connections including a strip of elastic 30 material connected at one edge to the belt mem ber and at an opposite edge to the garment mem ber and lying flat between the members to cause the belt to render taut the front part of the outer garment member, said garment member includ 35 ing a brassiere portion, said inner belt having a top extension forming a bust separating member secured at its top to the brassiere portion and be ing otherwise free of the latter. HARRY JAY DUBNER.