Title:
Textured Undergarment
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The instant application discloses, among other things, a textured undergarment. In one embodiment, it may comprise an undergarment having stitching or appliqués which, when worn under fitted clothing, may produce an image visible through an outer layer of clothing. A textured undergarment may comprise an undershirt, underwear, bra, girdle, legging, or sleeve, for example. The image produced may include a decorative design such as stripes, circles, flowers, hearts, letters, religious symbols, or logos, for example. In another embodiment, a textured undergarment may have detachable designs which may allow a user to customize the images or pattern produced. In yet another embodiment, it may include raised designs which may dually function as a padding or cushion, for example.



Inventors:
Costa, Susan (Mercer Island, WA, US)
Application Number:
14/464492
Publication Date:
02/25/2016
Filing Date:
08/20/2014
Assignee:
COSTA SUSAN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41B17/00; A41B9/00; A41B9/06; A41B11/08; A41C1/00; A41C3/00; A41D1/00; A41D27/08; A41D27/10
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Primary Examiner:
KOZAK, ANNE M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Seattle Patent Group (Redmond, WA, US)
Claims:
1. A textured undergarment, comprising: a material configured to be worn on a part of a human body; a raised design capable of showing through a layer of clothing; an attachment means for affixing the raised design to the material.

2. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the material is made from the list containing cotton, nylon, Spandex, and satin.

3. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the raised design comprises stitching.

4. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the raised design comprises at least one appliqué.

5. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the raised design comprises at least one piece of hardware.

6. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the attachment means includes any means from the list containing glue, thread, clips, hook and eye closures, buckles, zippers, hook and loop fasteners, and Velcro.

7. The textured undergarment of claim 1, wherein the raised design includes any feature from the list containing a glow in the dark surface, lights, and electronics.

Description:

FIELD

This disclosure relates generally to a Textured Undergarment.

BACKGROUND

People are always looking for new ways to enhance their wardrobe. Many men, women, and children of all ages wear undergarments underneath their clothing. The seams, tags, or hardware of the undergarments, for example, often show through tight-fitting clothing. This is usually unintended and can be embarrassing. A more fashionable alternative is needed.

SUMMARY

The following presents a simplified summary of the disclosure to provide a basic understanding to the reader. This summary is not an extensive overview of the disclosure, nor does it identify key or critical elements of the claimed subject matter or define its scope. Its sole purpose is to present some concepts disclosed in a simplified form as a precursor to the more detailed description that is later presented.

The instant application discloses, among other things, a Textured Undergarment. In one embodiment, it may comprise an undergarment having stitching or appliqués which, when worn under fitted clothing, may produce an image that is visible through an outer layer of clothing. Textured Undergarment may comprise an undershirt, underwear, bra, girdle, legging, or sleeve, for example. The image produced may include a decorative design such as stripes, circles, flowers, hearts, letters, religious symbols, or logos. In another embodiment, Textured Undergarment may have detachable designs which may allow a user to customize the images or pattern produced. In yet another embodiment, Textured Undergarment may include raised designs which may dually function as a padding or cushion, for example. Textured Undergarment may include thinning seams. A person skilled in the art would understand that Textured Undergarment may be made of any material such as cotton, nylon, or Spandex, for example, and may be made in various colors, shapes, and sizes.

Many of the attendant features may be more readily appreciated as they become better understood by reference to the following detailed description considered in connection with the attached drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment.

FIG. 2 illustrates an outer layer of clothing worn over a Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment.

FIG. 3 illustrates a raised design of Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment.

FIG. 4 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment.

FIG. 5 illustrates pants worn over a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment.

FIG. 6 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment.

FIG. 7 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment.

FIG. 8 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment.

FIG. 9 illustrates a shirt worn over a Textured Undergarment according to the aforementioned embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment. Textured Undergarment 110 may be made of any material capable of being worn fittingly on any part of a human body. It may comprise an undershirt, tank top, bra, underwear, girdle, legging, pantyhose, long john, sleeve, thigh covering, leg warmer, or sock, for example. Textured Undergarment 110 may have a plurality of Raised Designs 120 made from stitching, appliqués, hardware, or any other embellishment, for example. When Textured Undergarment 110 is worn under tightly-fitted clothes, Raised Designs 120 may show through the clothes, either by exposing an image through the fabric or by lifting the fabric in a way that displays the silhouette from an outer layer of clothing, for example. Raised Designs 120 may be decorative, functional, or both. For example, they may produce fashionable patterns when worn under a tight-fitted shirt while also providing padding or cushion. Raised Designs 120 may include an array of images and patterns including but not limited to stripes, circles, hearts, stars, butterflies, peace signs, musical notes, letters, religious symbols, and logos, for example. Textured Undergarment 110 may be made of any material such as cotton, nylon, Spandex, or satin, for example, and may be made in various colors, shapes, and sizes. Textured Undergarment 110 may also include thinning seams to provide a thinner appearance for a user, for example, or any other features which may enhance or alter a user's physical appearance.

FIG. 2 illustrates an outer layer of clothing worn over a Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment. In this example, a fitted Shirt 210 may be worn over Textured Undergarment. The images or patterns on the Textured Undergarment may be visible from the outer surface of Shirt 210. For example, Raised Design Silhouettes 220 may show through, for example, by raising the fabric of Shirt 210, displaying a pattern of dots or bumps.

FIG. 3 illustrates a raised design of Textured Undergarment according to one embodiment. In this example, Raised Design 310 may comprise a three-dimensional disc with a star on it. Raised Design 310 may attach to Textured Undergarment by any attachment means such as glue, thread, hook and loop fasteners such as Velcro, or hardware such as clips or zippers, for example. Raised Design 310 may comprise any material, shape, color, and size, and may be either permanently affixed or detachable. For example, a user may be able to detach Raised Design 310 and customize the images or patterns on Textured Undergarment.

FIG. 4 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment. In this example, Textured Undergarment 410 may comprise leggings having a plurality of Raised Designs 420. Textured Undergarment 410 may be in the form of pantyhose, tights, knee-highs, socks, thigh coverings, leg warmers, long johns, or any other undergarment, for example.

FIG. 5 illustrates pants worn over a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment. In this example, when Pants 510 are worn under Textured Undergarment, Raised Design Silhouettes 520 may be visible from the outer surface of Pants 510. Raised Design Silhouettes may represent any image or pattern and may serve aesthetic and/or functional purposes.

FIG. 6 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment. In this example, Textured Undergarment 610 may comprise men's, women's, or children's underwear having Raised Designs 620. Textured Undergarment 610 may be configured to fit on a person or any age or size.

FIG. 7 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment. In this example, Textured Undergarment 710 may comprise a sleeve including Raised Designs 720. Textured Undergarment 710 and Raised Design 720 may serve to protect a user's arms from heat, cold, water, pressure, or other natural or unnatural elements, for example.

FIG. 8 illustrates a Textured Undergarment according to another embodiment. In this example, Textured Undergarment 810 may include Raised Designs 820 over a user's shoulder areas. Raised Designs 820 may comprise any image or pattern capable of showing through a layer of tightly-fitted clothing, for example. Raised Designs 820 may be used on undergarments for any part of a user's body, for example, on arms, backs, or legs.

FIG. 9 illustrates a shirt worn over a Textured Undergarment according to the aforementioned embodiment. In this example, a fitted Shirt 910 may be worn under Textured Undergarment and may expose a Raised Design Silhouette 920 on a user's shoulders. Raised Design Silhouette 920 may comprise any image or pattern, such as spikes, bumps, or may even represent a city skyline, for example.





 
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