Kate Middleton has made her first appearance wearing a face covering and opted for a delicate, floral number in a dark pink hue. Recreate the look and shop the very same mask yourself, or check out our other 16 favourite face masks on the market.
It’s essential to wear a face covering to keep yourself and others safe. The World Health Organisation (WHO) say masks can provide “a barrier for potentially infectious droplets” and have told governments to encourage mask wearing in areas where physical distancing is difficult “such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments.”
If you’re catching public transport at the moment you might already be au fait with adding face covering to your ‘don’t forget’ checklist of phone, keys and wallet, but for many of us not leaving the house without one is something we’ll soon get used to.
One way to ensure you remember to keep your face covering with you at all times is to purchase one you’ll be excited to put on, whether it be from one of your favourite designers or because it matches your outfit.
So, whether you’re simply adding to your existing mask rotation or looking to invest in one that makes more of a sartorial statement, treat yourself to one of the stylish face coverings from our edit below. From Skinny Dip’s playful design to Rixo’s pretty florals, these masks will keep you and those around you safe.
Note: although these face coverings are suitable to wear in line with the government’s new law, they do not claim to be of medical grade.
Liberty London Pepper print face covering
This pretty, floral face mask is made from Liberty London’s Pepper print and crafted into a mask by Amaia.
It’s the same mask that Kate Middleton wore in her first public appearance wearing a face covering, to visit Baby Basics in Sheffield.
Skinny Dip pack of two face masks
This fun pack of two face masks offers you the best of both worlds.
Pop on the peach option for when you’re in the mood for something a little brighter, while the white face mask is neutral enough to go with any outfit.
Not On The Highstreet 'Don't Worry Be Happy' face mask
It’s almost impossible not to feel down about the pandemic, but hopefully this face mask will encourage you to crack a little smile.
It’s made from soft cotton and has two PM2.5 removable filters which are designed to catch airborne particles.
Printed cotton face mask
We love the autumnal hues of this pretty face mask which is printed on soft cotton.
Athropologie will be donating all the profits from face mask sales to NHS Charities Together.
Boden set of three masks
These varied multi-packs of three masks from Boden are made using the ends of fabric rolls so they’re planet-friendly and as you don’t know exactly what pattern you’ll be getting, they’re also a surprise!
They’re made of soft jersey fabric and have three layers.
Pina Colada After Mask
This adorable gingham mask with tiny pineapple broidery has been designed and made in London.
Perfect for summer, it makes us think of the tropical cocktail it’s named after.
Leopard-print face mask
This green and pink cotton leopard-print breathable face mask from Natasha Zinko features leopard print, embroidered details, contrasting panels, a logo tag and a slip-on style.
Oliver Bonas plain set of three masks
These pared-back face masks will go with any outfit.
Plus, £4 from the sale of each pack is donated to UK Youth, a leading national charity that provides access to appropriate, high-quality services for young people in every community, to empower them to build bright futures regardless of their background or circumstances.
Rixo Hope floral-print silk-blend face covering
We already know Rixo as the home of the most sought-after printed dresses, so it stands to reason that the brand has created a range of beautiful face coverings, too.
You’ll find a selection of their signature prints on the site, but we particularly like this colourful beauty.
Palm face covering
This tropical face mask is by POPPY + SAGE, a sustainable fashion brand that works with artisan communities around the world.
It has been ethically created in Bali using 100% cotton.
White Stuff Made For Change Face Covering
100% of all profits from the sale of these face coverings goes to White Stuff’s Made For Change initiative, which funds educational scholarships for the children of their factory workers in India.
Plus, they’re made from fabric off-cuts, so there’s zero waste.
Bumblebee face mask
This face mask is handmade here in England from two layers of 100% Egyptian cotton, which has been digitally printed with a sweet bumble bee print.
It’s reusable, washable and double sided. Plus, it comes in nine colours including pink, grey, black, blue and mustard.
Great British Designer Face Covering
British Fashion Council and Bags of Ethics have joined together to start a fundraising campaign to manufacture and internationally retail sustainable and reusable non-medical face coverings to use alongside existing social distancing measures.
This pack of face masks is among the range and features designs by six internationally acclaimed British designers; Halpern, Julien Macdonald, Liam Hodges, Mulberry, RAEBURN and RIXO.
ASOS pink floral face covering with pouch and scrunchie
Need a mask and need it fast? ASOS is famed for its next day delivery and now that the brand is manufacturing face coverings you can get hold of one quickly.
This cute floral mask comes with a hair scrunchie and pouch to complete the look.
Liberty London assorted fabrics face masks
We adore Liberty London’s huge selection of fabrics, in a plethora of patterns and colours.
This assorted pack means you can get five different coverings as a lucky dip, so it will be a surprise when they arrive.
ASOS daisy and moon face coverings
If busy patterns aren’t your thing, this plain grey face covering with small daisy motif might be right up your street.
It also comes with a similar black face covering, which instead of a daisy, displays a little silver moon.
BERNADETTE floral logo face covering
These punchy hues are just perfect for summer and would look great with a clashing, red summer dress.
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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.