Over a year after the coronavirus hit U.S. shores, wearing a face mask in public — as Beyonce prominently did, in gravity-defying fashion, at Sunday’s Grammy Awards — will likely remain part of daily dressing routines for quite some time. In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended layering a cloth face covering over a medical mask, and stars promptly doubled up to further prevent the spread COVID-19.
On the heels of the national rollout of vaccines, the CDC also unveiled new (and much-welcomed) safety guidelines. Vaccinated people who have waited two weeks after receiving their last shot are now in the clear to gather together without masks and social distancing, while visiting unvaccinated people indoors is also okay “if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease,” per the agency.
We’ve rounded up the best cloth face masks to shop online. All except the last set are reusable non-medical face masks and should be worn doubled up with a medical-grade mask.
Check out our top picks for the most stylish face masks below.
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1. Jonathan Simkhai Tie-Dyed Linen Face Masks
New York-bred, Los Angeles-based designer Jonathan Simkhai (loved by Sofia Vergara, Lili Reinhart and Cindy Crawford) puts his romantic spin on tie-dye with these linen canvas masks. This two-pack includes pink and blue options with adjustable elastic ear loops.
2. Skims Seamless Face Masks
Match your minimalist shapewear with this non-medical face mask (from Kim Kardashian-founded label Skims) made of a breathable nylon and spandex blend. It comes in a pack of five and is available in other skin tone shades.
3. Lele Sadoughi Assorted Face Masks
Some of the best cloth face masks come in an array of fashionable fabrics, like this three-pack from Lele Sadoughi (whose maximalist headbands have charmed the likes of Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, and Zendaya). Each two-layered mask has a contoured fit and adjustable elastic ear loops, and includes a built-in pocket for adding a PM 2.5 charcoal carbon filter (not included). The sets are available in a variety of patterns and colors.
4. Johanna Ortiz Satin-Lined Silk Charmeuse Face Mask
Johanna Ortiz’s luxe silk face mask in charmeuse is just the thing to welcome spring. Designed exclusively for Moda Operandi, this non-medical face covering features anti-bacterial and fluid-resistant satin lining and an adjustable nose wire. We like that you get two accouterments in one with this reusable cloth mask, which comes with a detachable gold chain.
5. Masqd Crystal Face Mask
Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a few fans of L.A.-based brand Masqd. This crystal-adorned reusable face mask is made of antimicrobial cotton and includes a pocket for a removable filter (not included), and it’s been a go-to accessory of Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani.
6. Everlane 100% Human Face Masks
These colorful cotton masks are from Everlane’s 100% Human collection, which donates 10% of proceeds to the ACLU. The reusable non-medical face coverings are made of double-layered fabric and come in five stylish colorways and prints).
7. Inexgear The Better Face Mask
Inexgear’s reusable face mask is made of the company’s breathable Inexshield fabric that features “nanofiber filtration technology.” The moisture-wicking covering has adjustable ear loops, a wire nose bridge, a contoured fit, and a glasses-friendly design. It’s available in multiple colors and sizes.
8. Johnny Was Solid Embroidered Masks
We like that Johnny Was’ pleated face masks contain an interior pocket that can hold a filter (not included). This five-piece assortment includes non-medical grade coverings made from a variety of repurposed fabrics, so styles and prints may differ. The brand will donate a pack of masks to essential workers for every set sold.
9. Lanvin Beige & Pink Clouds Mask
Look to Lanvin’s silk face mask to add a playful pop of color to your outfit. This non-medical accessory from the luxury fashion house’s spring/summer 2021 collection (which pays homage to Chinese and French culture) features cloud-like graphics in blue, pink, and orange on beige fabric. It’s finished with gold-tone hardware and self-tying straps, and all net proceeds will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.
10. John Elliott Tie-Dye Face Masks
John Elliott’s non-medical reusable face masks come in hand-dyed tie-dye or solid black options in the L.A. designer’s signature edgy streetwear aesthetic. These washable cotton face coverings include elastic ear loops, and 10% of sales will be donated to UCLA Health Research & Education.
11. A.L.C. Printed Cotton Face Mask
This pleated reusable face mask comes from A.L.C., the luxury label by star stylist-turned-designer Andrea Lieberman. It’s made of double-layered washable cotton and has elastic over-the-ear straps for comfort.
12. Honest Cotton Face Masks
This two-pack of face masks, from Jessica Alba-founded Honest, are made of washable cotton and come in standard and large sizes. They’re available in a variety of prints to suit your style, and you can stock up in matching versions for kids.
13. Enro In Bloom Face Mask
Recently spotted on Emma Roberts and Katherine Schwarzenegger, Enro’s flower-powered face mask is made with antimicrobial and water-repellent fabric and features a built-in PM 0.1 filter that keeps you from breathing in particles of 1 micrometer or smaller. The adjustable nose bridge and ear loops offer extra comfort, and the mask is available in a variety of stylish colorways.
14. Maskc Cheetah Face Masks
Looking to double-up in style? Mandy Moore, Lucy Hale, Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck are just a handful who favor Maskc’s disposable face masks, which offer print-happy layering under your favorite reusable cloth covering. The company’s patterned pieces, like this cheetah-print one, feature three layers (including a breathable and moisture-proof interior layer) and an adjustable nose bridge.