Our top ten fashionable face coverings
Having had to wear them on public transport for several weeks now, face coverings are soon to be mandatory in shops in England, while they’re already a requirement in Scotland. But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look great while keeping yourself and others safe, whether you’re staying in the UK or travelling abroad.
Luckily, plenty of online retailers have spotted the opportunity to create fabulous face coverings for the fashion-conscious, or those simply needing their own cool mask to convince the kids to wear one!
With the new law around wearing face coverings in shops due to come in on Friday 24 July, many retailers are likely to sell out fast. So, if you’ve spotted the perfect face covering, be sure to grab yours soon – or keep checking back if your favourite design is out of stock for a time.
Here are 10 retailers selling funky face coverings to ensure you look the part.
Treat Republic and Lipsy have joined forces to create some gorgeous women’s double-layered face masks for Next.
The ‘Serena’ design is particularly stylish with its floral design but down-to-earth colours, which should pair nicely with most outfits.
At £16, it’s not the cheapest option out there but you’ll look the part.
These tartan masks from Stitched at Etsy are a cool option for both men and women.
Available at a reasonable £9.89 (although that’s a sale price, so be quick) and with a variety of colours to choose from, you can pick your favourite or even choose a couple that you can mix and match with different outfits.
Let’s be honest, it’s not just kids who will love a Disney face mask!
Luckily, the demand has been recognised and there are a range of options for adults in the official store.
We particularly like these classic character designs and at £20 for a pack of four, they’re excellent value too.
Boohoo’s range of face masks are available from just £5 (or £3.50 if you can grab one from the sale), so provide the perfect option if you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful or to bolster your collection.
This men’s mask is particularly cool – understated, yet stylish and able to match with most colours. Plus, it’s in the sale! Boohoo also does a wide range of women’s face masks too.
Not on the High Street
Not on the High Street is selling a whole range of interesting, fun and unique face masks for men, women and children, and this is probably the funkiest of the lot. Why just get a face masks when you can add matching ears as well?
This cat mask and ears combo by Wild Things Funky Little Dresses probably isn’t one to wear to the office, but it might liven up shopping trips and train journeys.
If you’re struggling to find a face mask you like, Snapfish has come up with the perfect solution – design your own. Add you own photos, text, design and embellishments for a truly unique face mask.
Starting from just £9.99, it’s also a great way to convince the kids to wear one.
At just £8 for a pack of two, these Skinnydip rainbow print face masks on sale in Boots are a real value for money option. And, as a bonus, they look great too.
The rainbow has become a symbol of support for NHS and key workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, so this is a great way to show your appreciation for their work.
PrettyLittleThing is the Queen of slogans, so it’s no surprise its face masks follow that trend.
Portraying the perfect message to let co-workers know you’re not a morning person, or that you need a coffee, this one is simple and to the point. At just £5, it’s good value too.
One for the Star Wars fans, this face mask from DJKopet at Redbubble works as a handy reminder for people to maintain social distance too.
On its own, it’ll set you back £11.49 but they drop to just £9.19 when you buy four or more, so perfect for kitting out the whole family.
Topman has produced a whole range of stylish options for men, not least these cool khaki face masks.
For £9.99, you’ll get two different designs in a pack, with adjustable ear straps for ultimate comfort and the perfect fit.
Which is your favourite? Be sure to share your face covering tips in the comments below.