Whether you are upgrading your current mask, buying a stocking filler for a friend or loved one or just looking for a festive pick-me up, we have you covered. Check out our favourite face masks on the market available to buy now.
Restrictions have been eased in time for Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across the nation to enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping and outdoor mulled wine drinking (at a social distance, of course) this festive season. Regardless of where you are and what your tier restrictions are, our virtual diaries are filling up and we are excited to plan our Christmas outfits; even if that is just knitwear, coats and boots for a walk with much-missed friends.
But to do all of the above you’ll need a new accessory this winter; the humble face mask.
It remains essential to wear a face covering to keep yourself and others safe and will be throughout the Christmas period and into next year. With some semblance of traditional festivities expected, albeit outdoors, why not invest in a beautiful mask to complement all of your favourite party looks.
For months a face covering has been on our ‘don’t forget’ checklist of phone, keys and wallet, but many of us bought just one style months ago, not knowing how long we would be required to wear one.
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.
Slick statement styles from Christopher Kane and Sunspel are perfect for the minimalist; great with plain knits and jeans for December and throughout spring.
Feminine printed options from Erdem and Rixo would make a great gift for floral-lovers and look great with an embroidered cardigan.
Linda Farrow’s gold flecked style is the ultimate mask for anyone going all-out this season, it’s the perfect finishing touch for sexy sheer tops, tight leather trousers and oversized earrings.
Here’s our edit of the best masks available to buy now.
ERDEM X The Royal Ballet Face Mask
An elevated mask, perfect to wear with your favourite occasionwear; Erdem’s floral style, in collaboration with The Royal Ballet is the ultimate Christmas gift.
This chic monochrome mask from net-a-porter is the ultimate in minimal luxe. And it doesn’t just look good; it’s made from recycled silk-crepe and 100% of the profits from the sale of the mask goes to Women for Women International.
Mulberry Tartan Check Face Covering
With a subtle nod to the festive season, this low-key Mulberry green mask is a great investment. Wear it with all of your favourite party colours; emerald green, navy and red, for fun outdoors this December.
Christopher Kane More Joy face mask
Lauded British designer Christopher Kane’s More Joy slogan has brought visible joy to fashion insiders the world over who have lapped up his slogan adorned sweatshirts, t-shirts, door mats and now face masks. Wear yours with all black.
The Avant Guard maskThis aerosilver mask blends fashion and function effortlessly. Not only is it super chic but is ethically made and antimicrobial, for maximum bacterial and viral protection.
Anthropologie printed cotton face mask
We love the chic neutral 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.
Add a touch of sparkle to your festive wardrobe with this pleated black and gold mask, which comes with 3 removable PM2.5 filters which filter out bacteria and harmful pollutants.
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.
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 vintage rose print 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.
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.
Made from leftover LoveShackFancy fabrics this pretty printed mask will look great with kitsch knits and embroidered cardigans.
Lead image: Linda Farrow
Further images: courtesy of brands
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.
Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.