Best reusable face masks: where to buy stylish face coverings that won't ruin your outfit

Wearing the best reusable face masks will help stop the spread of COVID-19 - but nobody said you couldn't do it in style

Best reusable face masks
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Looking to stock up on the best reusable face masks? No problem. We've rounded up a stylish edit of pretty face masks that are sure to brighten your day.

As the pandemic has rolled on, face masks have evolved. Gone are the days when wearing one meant looking like an off-duty health professional. And they don't need to be bland or plain black either. Stylish reusable face masks now come in an array of colors and prints, with retailers big and small creating new designs almost daily. 

The wardrobe staple we never expected to need, reusable face masks have quickly become as much part of our everyday outfits as a pair of our best leggings and a comfy t-shirt. The perfect one may even grant you enough social clout from a back-to-school trends perspective.

But there are of course lots of things to consider when buying a stylish face mask. Is it comfortable to wear? Do you feel able to breathe freely when wearing it? Is the mask material right for sensitive skin? Can it be popped into the washing machine after use? And perhaps more trivially, does it look good?

It's also a good idea to be sure of how to wear a face mask properly, so that you are still protecting both yourself, your loved ones, and those who are vulnerable, and how to stop your glasses fogging up when wearing a face mask too.

Just be aware that these reusable face masks are non-medical, so are not guaranteed to stop coronavirus and are not suitable for environments where medical-grade PPE is required.

If you're looking for a pretty and stylish face mask, then we recommend checking out the following brands:


The best reusable face masks

Cloth reusable face masks

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Marta Scarampi Blue Stripes Face Mask

RRP: £12 | Composition: 100% Italian cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

This blue striped mask is a timeless classic. Made in Torino, Italy, it has an adjustable wire at the nose bridge - which is great for people who wear glasses.


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Hush Face Mask

RRP: £10 | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: No | Machine washable: Yes

A star design is a great alternative to a floral print and the black and white colour palette means it'll go with a whole host of outfits.


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Wolf & Badger POPPY + SAGE Reusable Face Mask

RRP: £13 | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: No | Machine washable: Yes

This eye-catching mask is made with 100% organic cotton - so there's no doubt it'll be soft on skin.


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Mint Velvet Alice Print Face Covering

RRP: £8 | Composition: 100% viscose, lining 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: No

This mask with an adorable butterfly design has a 100% cotton lining - for added comfort - and a snug fit over the nose.


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Klein and Wallace 100% Cotton Face Mask

RRP: £7.50 | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Not specfied by brand

Klein and Wallace London based boutique, Klein and Wallace are making a range of beautiful face masks. £2.50 from each sale is being donated to the UK'S NHS. The masks are 100% cotton, breathable & washable. They're also double-layered and have an adjustable toggle to ensure a secure fit. Klein and Wallace also sell children's masks for £5.50


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Vistaprint Flower Re-useable Face Mask

RRP: £17.50 | Composition: 91.7% polyester fibre, 8.3% spandex | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

These lightweight face coverings from Vistaprint are made with materials that wick away moisture, so they're comfortable to wear all day long. The company is also donating a portion of all profits made on the coverings to communities impacted by the virus.


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Newt London Zesty Print Reversible Face Mask

RRP: £15 | Composition: Not specified by brand | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

If you're looking for something unique and colourful then head to Newt. This sustainable and reusable facemask and has two layers of fabric made from recycled waste plastic bottles.


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Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask

RRP: £12 | Composition: Not specified by brand | Lined: Not specified by brand | Machine washable: Yes

CASETiFY has donated 35,000 masks to Direct Relief, and will continue to donate a surgical mask for every mask sold. The reusable face masks are with breathable cotton materials, washable, and fitted with a filter to help fight the spread.


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Gap Adult Contour Face Mask With Filter Pocket

RRP: £2.95-£4.95 | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

With thirteen gorgeous prints to choose from, we couldn't just pick one from Gap. This set-of-three tie dye print masks reminds us of summer skies.


Silk and satin reusable face masks

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Florence Bridge Ballet Slipper Face Mask

RRP: £19.99 | Composition: 100% cotton lining, silk outer | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

As the name suggests, this pink satin face mask is reminiscent of a ballet slipper. It comes with a 100% cotton lining and the straps can be tied in two different ways.


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Rixo Floral-Print Recycled Silk-Blend Face Covering

RRP: £26 | Composition: 70% silk, 30% cotton | Lined: No | Machine washable: Yes

Rixo is known for its gorgeous floral dresses but it's well worth checking out its face masks, too. This recycled silk one is great for sensitive skin.


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Slip Silk Face Covering

RRP: £39 | Composition: 100% mulberry silk, 100% cotton lining | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Silk face masks are being recommended for those who are suffering with 'maskne' (mask acne) as a result of wearing their face covering, and so this Slip silk offering is a great option. Slip are one of the top-rated brands for silk products - they also do much-loved pillow cases and eye masks.


Reusable face mask multipacks

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Studio Hop Three Reusable Washable Cotton Print Face Masks

RRP: £18 for three | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

This pretty pack of three from Not On The High Street are made with two-layered cotton fabric and adjustable elasticated straps for optimum comfort.


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Lands' End Adults' Reusable Face Covering Masks, 3 Pack

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RRP: £15 | Composition: 100% cotton poplin | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: No

We love the daytime casual design on these practical masks that feature a handy opening for you to pop in a filter for extra protection. And they even come in a bunch of different designs.


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Fabbies V&A Inspired by William Morris DIY Face Mask Sewing Kit

RRP: £20 for six | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: No | Machine washable: Yes

The perfect antidote to lockdown boredom, put your crafting skills to the test by making your very own masks. The William Morris inspired prints are gorgeous. 


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Mango 2 Pack Reusable Homologated Facemask

RRP: £12.99 for two | Composition: 100% polyester | Lined: No | Machine washable: Yes

Mango has long been our go-to for stylish shapes and on-trend prints and their face mask collection is no exception. These green gingham beauties are our top pick. 


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Seasalt Shaped Organic Cotton Face Coverings

RRP: £19.95 for three | Composition: 100% organic cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Designed in Seasalt's signature fabrics, their pack of three non-medical face coverings are made from 100% organic cotton. The shaped, 3-layer design and adjustable ear loops help ensure a close fit.


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Boden Non-Medical Face Coverings

RRP: £20 for three | Composition: 95% viscose 5% elastane | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Boden's pack of 3 face masks come in a mystery mix of their vibrant prints and designs. They are made from off-cuts, making them eco-friendly too. The masks feature wire across the nose to help achieve a close fit.


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Lavender Hill Clothing Cotton Face Masks

RRP: £25 for three | Composition: 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Now available in 9 different colourways these 100% cotton masks come with a handy cotton pouch. Lavender Hill will donate three facemasks to the Katherine Low settlement in Battersea, London for every purchase.


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Liberty Assorted Upcycled Tana Lawn™ Cotton Face Coverings

RRP: £45 for five | Composition: Outer:100% Tana Lawn™ Cotton, lining 100% cotton | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Liberty London Designed in-house, the Tana Lawn™ cotton face coverings feature an assortment of classic Liberty designs. The masks will retains their specialist treatment for up to 20 washes. 


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The Cool Face Mask New York White

RRP: £13.99 for two | Composition: 96% Polyamide, 4% Elastane | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

The Cool Face Mask These masks are made of an antimicrobial fibre and treated to be water repellent, breathable and odor-blocking. Machine washable up to 30 times.


Charity face masks that donate to important UK causes

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The Bias Cut Animal Print Face Covering

RRP: £16 | Composition: Poly-blend jersey | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

These fun, colorful animal print face coverings have been created by the-Bias-Cut.com, handmade in London and made from jersey quilted fabric for a comfortable fit. Each design also features the brand's #AgeismIsNeverInStyle hashtag on the bottom of the mask too. For every face covering sold, £5 will be donated to charity Hospice UK.


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Plümo Organic Linen Mask

RRP: £10 | Composition: 100% linen | Lined: Yes | Machine washable: Yes

Handmade from four layers of organic linen, a fabric that has naturally antibacterial properties, Plümo's masks have elasticated ear loops and come in 4 colours. For every mask sold, Plümo is donating to UK charity Masks for NHS Heroes.