Who would have known that 2020 would become the year that face masks would be the must-have accessory and we would all own several?
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At the start of the pandemic, the choice was slim, but now there are so many different designs to choose from - including some chic designer face masks and a range of stylish and fashionable face coverings that look so nice we almost don't mind wearing them.
Do you know the latest face masks rules and information?
Boris Johnson's update on 22 September revealed that face coverings must be worn in taxis and private hire vehicles, and by retail staff while at work.
Face masks are also compulsory for people using public transport in England. The rules don't apply to taxis, school transport and private hire vehicles, but Uber has also made face coverings compulsory for all passengers.
From Friday 24 July, it was made mandatory to wear face masks in shops in England - as well as libraries, places of worship, salons and more.
Visit the Gov.uk website to find out more about face mask rules in the UK.
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Unless you're working as a healthcare professional, the best masks are made of cloth - leave the surgical ones for key workers in need. It's understandable that you might want something that looks nice, too, so we've rounded up the best designer face masks and stylish-looking non-surgical face coverings - including those that give back to charity - so shop them now before they sell out…
Floral face masks
One of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite fashion brands, Boden, has launched a collection of pretty patterned stylish face masks in soft jersey fabric - why not match your face covering to your favourite dress?
Pack of three, £20, Boden
There are some gorgeous botanical designs which are stocked at ASOS. These stylish face masks are just £11.30 for a pack of three.
ASOS design floral face masks three pack, £11.30, ASOS
New Look also offers a number of face coverings for both adults and children. We love this pretty floral design, which even comes with a matching skater dress!
Green floral mask, £3.99, New Look
Topshop is now selling face masks, and we're rather liking this floral number!
Face mask, £6.99, Topshop
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This beautiful blue design comes with a matching pouch and hair scrunchie.
Blue floral face covering, was £12 now £9, ASOS
We love these gorgeous cotton masks made with classic Liberty fabrics! Etsy shop Sew Stylish By Emilia was even featured on ITV's This Morning - we can totally see why...
Floral face mask, £15, Etsy
Tie-dye face masks
Tie-dye was definitely the trend of summer - and if you're still hooked you'll love this tie-dye face mask from River Island. It's selling fast though, so add to basket and stat...
Tie-dye face mask, £6, River Island
We love the selection on offer at Pacamask - the stylish face coverings are in their 'designer face mask' selection and made with an antibacterial silver ion fabric, which kills 99% of bacteria for up to 50 washes.
Face mask, £17.95, Pacamask
We love the pastel blue tones on this stylish face mask!
Cotton Citizen mask, £27, Revolve
You can have a mask for every day of the (working) week with this five-pack!
Adult face masks, £23.86, Nordstrom
From classic colours to on-trend prints, Mango stocks duo packs of chic face masks for £12.99.
Two pack of masks, £12.99, Mango
Luxury face masks
Why not invest in a face mask with some impressive technology behind it? Swedish company är have launched these impressive face coverings, which feature a self-cleaning anti-viral technology that claims to reduce 99% of bacteria and viruses from the surface of the mask - they also include replaceable nano filters that block 99.8% of viruses. Wow!
Big logo face mask, £27, är
We bet these Rixo face masks will fly off the virtual shelves! Choose from three different floral designs and match them to your favourite dress - but hurry, they're selling fast...
Rixo face masks, £26, Selfridges
These luxurious face coverings with adjustable ear straps and nose wire will keep you comfortable and stylish. Made from 100 percent high quality Mulberry Silk on the exterior with a 100 percent cotton interior, you can wear the mask daily. You’ll feel extra glam with a slip silk reusable face covering.
SLIP reusable silk face covering, £39, SPACE NK
Lisa Snowdon recommended this chic face mask on a May episode of This Morning, and we can see why. A simple design, this mask features an adjustable nose band for a comfy fit and is finished with typically-luxurious Wolford details.
Wolford woven care mask, £20, Selfridges
Pattern and print face masks
This colourful designer mask is sure to brighten up any outfit.
Kurt Geiger London rainbow stretch-jersey face covering, £15.00, Selfridges
We love this affordable Topshop design!
GET THE LOOK: Leopard face mask, £6.99, Topshop
These cute Etsy face masks come in a number of pretty prints and one free filter included - they're winning rave reviews from shoppers, who say they fit snugly and cover the nose and mouth securely.
Face mask with filter, from £7.95, Etsy
Revolve stocks a number of cool face masks in fun patterns and designs. Leopard always wins...
Face Mask, £16, Revolve
Mix up your prints with this three-pack from Gap, which costs just £14.95.
Masks, £14.95, Gap
Vistaprint has launched an impressive range of stylish face masks, too. Reusable and printed in unique designs, each features a replaceable filter system. There are children's sizes on offer, as well.
RFS face masks, from £13, Vistaprint
Bargain face masks
Boohoo stocks a number of fun designs at insanely affordable prices - which face mask will you choose?
Fashion face masks, £2, Boohoo
And this Boohoo model proves that matching your dress to your top looks pretty darn stylish, actually.
Butterfly face mask, £4, Boohoo
Superdrug has now launched fabric face coverings, too, costing just £2.99.
Face covering, £2.99, Superdrug
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Wowcher offers some great deals on face masks, with multi-packs from as little as £4.99. You can buy a pack of five of these simple black masks for £7.99.
Black Reusable Face Masks, from £7.99, Wowcher
Charity face masks
For every sale of their face masks, ASOS will donate £1 to Oxfam’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal. But be fast, they sell out quickly! How adorable is this matching scrunchie?
Face mask with pouch and scrunchie, £12, ASOS
We love these sweet rainbow face masks from Little Mistress in collaboration with Kindred.co. The newest addition to the collection is the antibacterial face mask, made from 100 per cent Organic Cotton, which donates all proceeds after cost to NHS Charities Together. They are available to buy in packs of 3, 10, 20 and 50.
Little Mistress x Kindred face masks, from £19 for three, Little Mistress
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Casetify's brilliant 'buy one, donate one' policy is the ideal way to give back whilst protecting yourself and others around you. Every time you buy one, a surgical mask will be donated to Direct Relief - the brand kicked off the campaign by giving 35,000 masks to the charity. How great is that?
Reusable cloth mask, £12, Casetify
These designer Marc Cain masks are beautiful! Choose from four designs, costing £25 each, with a portion of each sale going to the German Red Cross.
Mouth and nose mask, £15, Marc Cain
These cute leopard print masks support charity Hospice UK with every sale.
Face covering, £16, The Bias Cut
Eco-friendly face masks
Baukjen's two-packs cost just £10 and made using leftover fabrics and cut-offs. The reusable face masks are machine washable and feature a nose clip to ensure the best fit when worn.
Two pack masks, £10, Baukjen
Designed and made in Broadstairs Kent, NOJO's prevention face masks are created using upcycled fabrics taken from the brand's main collection. They can be washed and reused on a daily basis.
Orange prevention mask, £14.99, NOJO
Designed as a barrier-mask, the NUDEA face mask is designed to offer a sustainable, reusable approach to covering up. We love the pink hue.
Pink face mask, £16, NUDEA
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Fun face masks
Because you're smiling underneath! We love this sweet slogan face mask from Revolve.
Grlfrnd face mask, £16, Revolve
Just Hype stocks a number of cool designs at fair prices - this fun three-pack costs £24.99.
Women's face mask set, £24.99, Just Hype
Illustrator and pop artist Sir Peter Blake has launched a range of limited-edition designer face coverings for Comic Relief, with proceeds being raised for people affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. This colourful three-pack is available from TK Maxx for £9.99.
Limited Edition Sir Peter Blake Face Coverings, £9.99, TK Maxx
We love these fun lip masks made by celebrity makeup artist Donna May! She works with the likes of Ruth Langsford and Tess Daly to name a few - perhaps we'll see them sporting these pouty designer face coverings, too...
Pack of two, £15, Donna May London
Tag a cat lover! New company MaskClub has plenty of quirky designs to choose from on its website. There's also a subscription service that will deliver a new stylish face mask to you every month. For every mask purchased, MaskClub will donate 10% of sales to NHS Charities Together in the UK and will be supporting localised charities in each country purchased.
Cats & Kittens mask, £12.86, Mask Club
Designer face masks
We love this gorgeous pink camouflage designer mask from A Bathing Ape!
A Bathing Ape camo mask, £55, Selfridges
Fancy a couture-style mask created by one of the royal family's favourite designers? Look no further! Claire Mischevani's gorgeous collection is unique and beautiful, and each purchase will donate 10 per cent of the profits to the NET (National Emergency Trust).
Face masks, from £29.95, Claire Mischevani
London based designer Emily Carter is known and loved for her gorgeous hand illustrated silk accessories, so we were delighted to find she’s produced a range of designer face masks in luxurious silk. You can shop them all at Selfridges.
Emily Carter Palm-leaf-print silk face covering, £40.00, Selfridges
This comfy knitted designer mask – by edgy Canadian born, Italian based designers DSquared2 – has to be one of the coolest face coverings around!
DSquared2 ACC Icon-print woven face covering, £85, Selfridges
US designer Philip Lim is selling five packs of machine washable anti-bacterial masks infused with fancy fuze pathogen control technology which kills 99.9% of harmful pathogens in 24 hours – and the results improve with washing.
Protector 5-pack antibacterial face masks, £88.00, Phillip Lim
HELLO! masks in red and navy, £26, Melissa Odabash
We've saved the best for last! HELLO! has teamed up with designer Melissa Odabash to create these fun masks - we can't think of a better or more friendly word to have on your face covering, right? All profits from the HELLO! x Melissa Odabash collaboration will be donated to WellChild, a national charity who are providing vital PPE, care and support to seriously ill children and their families, and of which the Duke of Sussex is a Patron.
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