Hosiery Goes Commando! Commando Dig-Free Luxury Legwear Awarded Design Patent for Revolutionary Invisible Waistband

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Celebrity favorite intimate apparel brand is recognized for innovation in the hosiery category with its elastic-free waistband, an industry first

commando dig-free luxury legwear with patented waistband

Commando, the contemporary intimate apparel brand, announced today that it has been awarded a design patent for its best-selling dig-free luxury legwear. Fed up with the gouging discomfort and visible lines associated with traditional hosiery, designer Kerry O’Brien has created a collection of luxury legwear that is unlike anything else in the market. The microfiber waistband is super-comfortable, lays flat against the body ensuring invisibility under clothing and stays in place without the use of constricting elastic.

By combining the brand’s signature raw-cut invisible waistband with premium legwear, O’Brien has created the perfect hybrid garment and the industry has taken notice. Top fashion designers including Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, Erin Fetherston and Rodarte have chosen the legwear to style their New York Fashion Week runway shows for the past several seasons.

"I'm thrilled we've received a patent on our dig-free legwear. I think it really underscores commando's commitment to innovation and creating unique products that change the way women think and feel about their undergarments and hosiery. I'm obsessed with luxury technical fabrics and raw-cut fabrications, so designing a hosiery waistband without the uncomfortable elastic and pairing it with gorgeous legs made perfect sense to me” said O’Brien.

The company releases two major legwear collections a year in a range of opaque styles in various deniers, sheers, textures and leggings, with retail prices ranging from $30-$40. Commando legwear is sold in department stores nationwide like Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as independent specialty boutiques.

Commando is known for innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. This is the second design patent the company has received. The first, awarded in 2010, is for the design of its slip collection with a weighted hem system to keep the garments from riding up or clinging, providing a smoothing base for any outfit. Kerry O’Brien and her talented design team are constantly working to give intimate apparel a contemporary update, giving new meaning to the term “going commando.”

About commando

Launched in 2005 by designer Kerry O’Brien, commando is the original raw-cut intimate apparel brand sold in over 1,200 stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Their signature low-rise thong is a must-have for stylists, fashion editors and celebrities like Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron. The line includes a wide range of bottom styles, slips with patented weighted hem, commando control shapewear, seamless layering styles and new reversible swimwear in addition to dig-free luxury legwear.

Kerry O’Brien is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the fashion industry’s premier trade association.

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