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The History of the Corset

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Whether you wear them to tantalize your partner, as part of a sexy Halloween costume, or to the club—we are all familiar with corsets.
These rigid pieces of lingerie have a rich history that dates back centuries, but it wasn’t until the end of the 17th century that corsets became relegated to a piece of underwear.

One hundred years later and women were still strapping in. That tiny, 22-inch waist we’re so used to seeing in period pieces on the BBC? It came into fashion in the 1840s and ‘50s, when “tightlacing” first became popular—which is the same period that corsets began to be mass-produced, as opposed to being tailored for a woman’s specific measurements.

The purpose of the corset hasn’t changed much over the centuries, although they have fallen in and out of fashion. By the early 20th century, the development of elastic led to the invention of more-flexible girdles, allowing women to take their first deep breaths in three centuries.

But all that changed with Kim Kardashian. …

A special note to our amazing customers & followers.

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We want to thank you all so much for supporting us along this path of beautiful, luxury lingerie and Slow/Sustainable Fashion!
In doing so, you are supporting other local businesses and freelance seamstresses, pattern makers and sample makers who we pay 2x minimum wage in Ontario, along with a plethora of others we contract. 
This was our first line; it's been a wonderful year and a half since we first launched and we are ecstatic with the feedback and love from you all; plus we are very close to selling out this collection. We have also launched (in Jan '17) our new Organic Cotton mini-line - Naturæ by Lola & August.
We know we are overdue for a new collection, however we will only do so when we feel the time is right and when we can present to you something just as unique and beautiful.
In support of#SlowFashionwe are boycotting the regular release dates demanded by Fast Fashion - we refuse the pressure to push out

Get in touch with Naturæ

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Get in touch with NaturæSimple, sustainable, and totally adorable panties are here! Made locally with 100% organic cotton, these panties come in three different styles, so you never have to sacrifice cute for comfort again. Choose from white or pink with a delicate bow accent, or red with a rosette.
All organic cotton fabric we use has either been dyed using low-impact fibre-reactive or natural dyes, with safe peroxide used for whitening. To learn more, read our blog about the benefits of organic cotton.
We’re 100% sweatshop free.
Shop NaturaeBoutique.com

Lola & August Now Shipping to 10 New Countries

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We are excited to announce that LolaAndAugust.com and NaturaeBoutique.com are now shipping to 10 new countries! Visit our websites to start shopping!
If your country is not listed you can contact our sales team via Live Chat on our website or our contact form to process a custom order, or you can visit our international retailer Honey Bee Lingerie Boutique
Xoxo ~Lola & August

Lola & August & Organic Cotton

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The word “organic” is thrown around a lot. From fruit and vegetables to animal crackers, the list is seemingly endless. But did you know that organic goes beyond what you put in your body, and includes what you put on it?




Organic Cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It reduces the use of pesticides and fertilizers because it’s grown without them, just like organic food, and the seeds are natural, untreated GMO seeds planted in healthy soil. There are so many benefits to using organic cotton, we could go on for ages. From the way it’s harvested (“natural defoliation”) to how it’s whitened (with safe peroxide instead of chlorine bleaching), the benefits are endless.

And that’s why we use it.
Using organic cotton in our lingerie makes it better for you. If you have chemical sensitivities, or sensitivities to dyes (and, well, our lingerie certainly covers some sensitive areas) it’s better for your skin. Plus, quality, 100% cotton breathes b…

Flaunt What You’ve Got: A Girl’s Guide to Boudoir Photography

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"Feeling sexy  is an empowering thing. It raises self-confidence, makes people feel desirable  and can really heat things up  in the bedroom."

Feeling sexy is an empowering thing. It raises self-confidence, makes people feel desirable and can really heat things up in the bedroom. Boudoir photography is a playful way to show off (most of) your goods, get sexy with some cute poses and wow your partner with a gift they’re sure to love.
Boudoir is French for a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room, where most photography sessions still take place. The intimate setting helps create romantic images that can be cheeky, sensual, or downright naughty. Boudoir photography is one of today’s hottest bridal trends, although it’s been around for a long time.


From late 19th-century erotic French postcards to boudoir art in the 1920s and curvy pinup-girls of the ‘40s and ‘50s, female sexuality has been the subject of photography since… well, since photography was invented. But now, boudoir has be…

Our New Blog

Due to several issues with our previous blogging tool, we decided to move to Blogger.com!

So here we are again, announcing Lola & August's new Blog!

At this moment we can not recover any of our previous blog posts so we will start from scratch! When our previous blogging tool is back up and running again, we will move our content here.

~Lola & August