Fancy Face Masks Are a Thing Now—These Are Our Favorites

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
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These days, the meaning of “going out” is pretty different than it used to be, in more ways than one. Besides the fact that there’s a 50% chance you’re dressed in athleisure, it’s more likely you’re going to a park than a party, and the frequency of such outings has probably taken a significant hit, hopefully, you also wouldn’t possibly consider leaving the house without a mask in tow—something I never could have guessed would become the norm a mere seven months ago.

Nonetheless, such is life, and as masks have become more of wardrobe staples than optional accessories, subcategories have naturally developed within the growing market. There are disposable masks, cute masks, cotton masks for hotter days, fall-ready masks, and, as I’ve come to notice more and more, “fancy” masks.

Now, you’re probably wondering two things. Firstly, “What makes a mask fancy?” The guidelines for that are still being worked out, but whether it’s lace, embroidery, silk, or a chic print, there’s definitely a vibe to fancier masks that you can just feel when you look at them. Secondly, “Why would one need a fancy mask?” Plenty of reasons! You could be partaking in a micro-wedding of just a few people, but don’t want to look too casual. It might be date night and your evening stroll calls for something a little special. Or maybe you just simply feel you deserve the nicest mask the market has to offer, and I second that!

Whatever your reason, if fancy face masks are calling your name, I’ve got you covered. Simply keep scrolling to shop my favorites right now, and remember: Once you’ve got one, don’t leave home without it.

Baublebar Adult Adjustable Face Mask Set of 2 ($12)

I love the fit of these masks.

Free People Mask and Scrunchie Bandana Pack ($20)

This tonal bandana print is undeniably chic and the fact that it comes with a matching scrunchie is just the icing on the cake.

Cosabella Never Say Never Pleated Mask ($18)

Lace masks? Yup, they make those now.

Katie May Provocateur Face Mask in Ivory & Nude ($45)

Worthy of a bride on her socially distanced wedding day.

Katie May Disco Ball Face Mask in Sparkling Rose ($26)

Would you expect anything less from J.Lo’s favorite mask?

Karina Grimaldi Maggie Lace Face Mask in Black ($24)

I would say this one isn’t just fancy—it’s black-tie fancy.

Lovers + Friends Rhinestone Mask Accessory in Black ($42)

It’s a mask that goes over your other mask to make it prettier. How’s that for fancy?

Grlfrnd Face Mask in Ivory Leopard ($17)

At least we know animal print is timeless.

Wolford Lace Silk Mask in Black & White ($43)

The quality of Wolford is not lost on this face mask.

Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Scarf Face Covering ($85)


The Mighty Company Face Covering ($25)

For the glitter lovers.

Urban Outfitters Embroidered Reusable Face Mask ($10)

Cherries make everything better.

Urban Outfitters Embroidered Reusable Face Mask ($10)

Embroidery on point.

Araks Protective Face Mask Liberty Elizabeth ($40)

The extra-long ties on this bring an element of drama that I love.

Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering ($39)

Our editor Allyson Payer swears by this 100% silk mask.

Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering ($39)

I had to show you include the black leopard, too.

Lisa Says Gah Knit Mask in Salmon ($18)

It’s basically a cute sweater for your face.

Old Navy Variety 10-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks for Adults ($25)

This (highly rated) neutral set will ensure you always have something to match any outfit you throw on.

Arias A Silk Fashion Face Mask ($25)

I own this silk mask, and I must admit that I really do feel fancy in it.

Kitsch Neutral Cotton Face Mask (Set of 3) ($13)

Another set I can personally vouch for.

Tory Burch Printed Face Mask, Set of 5 ($35)

Would you expect anything less from Tory Burch?

KES The Original Sustainable Washable Face Mask ($17)

Simple and elegant.

Nordstrom 6-Pack Adult Pleated Cotton Face Masks ($24)

Oftentimes, simplicity is key.

Jaanuu Reusable Antimicrobial Face Mask (5 Pack) in Olive Green ($39)

I’m obsessed with the color of this best-selling mask set.

Next, 42 things you have to see from Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter right now.

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