With face masks becoming compulsory all over the country, lots of us have been shopping for washable and reusable face coverings. A side effect of the sudden need for this ultimate accessory of 2020 is that we’re all also discovering something new about ourselves: our face mask style, whether it's stripes, pretty florals, funny face coverings or masks with slogans. Inevitably, some of us REALLY want to stand out from the crowd – and that’s why these superbly unique masks have caught our attention.
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From face masks with dramatic ribbons and bows, to ones with hair extensions attached (yes, really!), there are a host of unusual face coverings that will turn heads and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are six of the most unique!
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1. Bow face mask
Indie designers are coming up with some amazing looks that we love that aren’t for the faint of heart! For example, the Siobhan Molloy face mask with stripes and giant bows is one that really caught our attention. This unique mask is made from three layers of poplin designed in England, and has a filter pocket as well. Even better, 10 percent of proceeds from the £39 designer mask goes to support local communities.
Siobhan Molloy face mask with bows, £39, Wolf & Badger
2. Fairy garden print face mask for kids
The Siobhan Molloy face mask also comes in kids’ sizes! For children, there’s the striped version and also an adorable bow mask in a Fairy Garden Print design.
Children’s Face Mask in Fairy Garden Print, £29, Wolf & Badger
3. Butterfly face mask
Face coverings are giving us a chance to unleash our inner face mask fashionista and in this case our inner butterfly. The Chrysalis Lab’s eye-catching butterfly face covering is made from double-layered organic cotton and has an interior filter pocket for the two PM2.5 activated carbon filters that come with the mask.
Butterfly face mask, £35, Revolve
4. Jewel print face mask
One way to guarantee you'll be asked, "Where did you get that mask?" is to support up and coming fashion talent. This Limited Edition face mask emblazoned in a cool gem print is created by emerging designer Natalie B Coleman. We love that share of profits goes to charity, Women's Aid in Dublin.
Natalie B Coleman Printed Jewel Barrier Mask, £25, Young British Designers
6. Leather face mask
Will leather face masks be the new leather jacket? Only time will tell if all of us will have a goes-with-everything leather face covering in our collection. In the meantime, if you want to get ahead of the fashion curve, check out Candice Cuoco's eye-popping leather face mask collection, exclusively at Selfridges.
Candice Cuoco Leather and cord face covering, £75, Exclusively at Selfridges
5. Chainmail face mask
Cool looking? Definitely. Practical? Well… you’d be surprised! This Grlfrnd facemask, which comes in both gold and silver is a chainmail fantasy veil, but has a secret: a filter mask you wear underneath, providing protection against the spread of the virus.
Grlfrnd chainmail face mask in silver, £64, Revolve
6. Ribbon face mask
If you're looking for an unusual haute fashion statement that combines with giving back, designer Collina Strada’s mask collection might interest you. The designer's ribbon mask is made in NYC from the label’s deadstock materials which means each mask, with ribbon fasteners and a filter pocket is one of a kind. With every mask purchase, the brand will provide three face coverings to Seeding Sovereignty.
Collina Strada Face Mask with bows in yellow, £80, collinastrada.com
7. Braid face mask
The Scribble braid mask comes with multi-coloured plaits with flower charms attached. Each mask is one of a kind, so you’ll know that no one will steal your look. And not only is it a standout look, but this mask is also helping to do good in the world! Thirty percent of the proceeds of each mask sold will go to The Okra Project.
Collina Strada Face Mask with Hair Extensions, £160, collinastrada.com
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