{Giveaway} Glogover Convertible Tights


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Bonnie Glogover of Glogover Hosiery is giving away a pair of her Convertibles–tights that can be worn three ways: closed toe, open toe, or at ankle-high length. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Would you wear tights with open-toe shoes?

Can’t wait to find out if you won? Now, you can buy Convertibles tights in the FOF shop.

Bonnie Glogover thought up these clever tights while getting a pedicure. Watching women at the nail salon cut their hose in order to expose their toes, she thought “there must be a better way.” Bonnie and her dad, Stanley Glogover, inventor of nursing and maternity bras, whipped up a prototype for tights with a convertible toe flap. Two years later the product was granted a patent. Investing $100,000 of her own money in the idea, Bonnie took her first batch of manufactured tights to bank cafeterias in New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey to see if they would sell. When she sold out of all 30,000 pairs, she knew she had a winning product on her hands…and feet!

Your have inventor genes! Your dad was a successful inventor–what about your mom?
My mother was the hostess of Romper Room, a television show where she taught kids manners and their ABCs. She was a very proper woman and always dressed me in pantyhose from the day I was born.

Wow–so pantyhose never bothered you?
I wear them every day, even under jeans. However, the seam at the toe was always bothersome to me. I always thought it would be great if it could be eliminated. That was one of the inspirations for Convertibles, which feature an ‘invisible’ seam.

Tights with seamless toes that can be worn for pedicures–genius! What other uses do they have?
When they are converted open, they can be worn with sandals, open-toe or peep-toe shoes. You can wear them barefoot when you go dancing or if you are going to the foot doctor.

That’s great–but did you have to sacrifice anything when you added all the ‘extras’?
Not at all–I shopped my prototype around and settled on a manufacturer in North Carolina because of their excellent quality control. They are made from 20 denier nylon–this premium quality would normally cost double in the department store…without all the bells and whistles.

Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Would you wear tights with open-toe shoes?

Can’t wait to find out if you won? Now, you can buy Convertibles tights in the FOF shop.

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One FOF will win. See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes March 15, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

{Giveaway} Win tights with underwear woven in

FOF Hallie Peterson of Leg Luxury is giving away two pairs of her one-of-a-kind tights. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Do you always wear nude stockings with skirts–even in the summer?

Most mornings, FOF Hallie Peterson partakes in a ritual she calls “dressing from the bottom up.”

“When I get dressed, I start with my tights. I decide which ones to wear [based on] my attitude,” says Hallie. “If I’m feeling sassy, for instance, then I put on something like my ‘Wild and Fun’ tights or my ‘Feathery Lace’ ones.” If she’s feeling more conservative, Hallie opts for her ‘Little Dots’ or ‘Elegant Scrolls.’

Hallie has the luxury of choosing from dozens of styles, because as owner of Leg Luxury, Hallie takes multiple trips to Asia each year to find the most unique tights.”I’ve had women literally chase me across parking lots to ask me where I got my tights.” She doesn’t sell basics opaques or sheers because, well… “you can get those in Target,” says Hallie. On her buying trips, if she doesn’t see quite what she’s looking for, she works with her manufacturers to come up with something truly one-of-a kind.

“A client came to me and said ‘look, I’m 42 years old, I hate panty lines, I’m single and I take my clothes off in front of men.’ So I worked with my vendors and we created tights with these lacy French cut panties sewed in,” says Hallie. “It gives a sexy, elegant feel and it removes the question of whether to wear panties or not.”

Prior to launching her tights business, Hallie, a San Diego-based FOF, worked in marketing for Radisson Hotels and Northwest airlines while launching multiple side endeavors, including selling popcorn in Russia. “When I write my biography, it’s going to be called ‘From Popcorn to Pantyhouse–Living the Frivolous Life,’ she jokes. But, all jokes aside, Hallie describes herself as an “entrepreneur with great purpose, background and foundation.” “I’ve reinvented myself a number of times but I think I’ve found what I’m sticking with,” says Hallie.

Hallie sells her tights online and to boutiques across the United States and Canada. They range in price from $20-$26.
“We don’t have the legs we had when we were 20,” says Hallie. “We may have vericose veins, sun spots or cellulite, and when you cover your legs it looks a lot better than leave them bare.”
Enter to win a pair of Leg Luxury tights by answering in the comments below: Do you always wear nude stockings with skirts–even in the summer?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

Two FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes February 2, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.
Can’t wait to find out if you won? Now, you can buy Leg Luxury tights in the FOF shop.