While treating herself to a pedicure at a Fort Lee nail salon, it dawned on Bonnie Glogover: panty-hose-wearing women like herself needed the option to expose their toes.
Soon after, she created Convertibles Panty Hose. Designed with a seamless toe flap, the hose, which come in tan and black, can be worn as closed-toe, open-toe or ankle-high stockings.
“I always noticed, even as a little girl, that there was a problem with panty hose,” says Glogover, now 53. “I felt the seam at the toe was so uncomfortable.” Innovating in the undergarment industry runs in the family. Glogover’s father, Stanley, created the first maternity and nursing bras.
Using a pair of his wife’s panty hose and a flap similar to the one in his patented bras, he also developed a prototype for Convertibles.
Once Glogover, a Fairleigh Dickinson graduate, received the Convertibles patent in 2002, she connected with a hosiery mill in North Carolina to manufacture the product. To start, she ordered 30,000 pairs of panty hose for $100,000. Glogover, an Edgewater resident, visited corporate offices in the tristate area to showcase her invention to women ages 20 to 60.
Convertibles come in sizes A through D and are available at convertiblespantyhose.com for $18.Click here to leave a comment