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28 Fashionable Face Masks People Are Wearing During COVID-19

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Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its COVID-19 prevention guidelines to recommend everyone wear a face covering while out in public, folks have been scrambling to find suitable face coverings.

Because N-95 and other medical grade masks are in short supply (and need to be diverted to health care workers!), people are turning to fabric face masks. Though studies have suggested masks may not be 100 percent effective at stopping the spread of harmful airborne particles, they can help reduce the risk of contamination, making it important to continue wearing them during COVID-19.

Whether you’re sewing masks yourself, fashioning a no-sew face covering or buying masks online, people have been getting creative (and fashionable) with their COVID-19 protection. That’s why we turned to our Mighty community to share their photos of their own fashionable face masks with us.

Here’s what they shared with us:

1. Submitted by Heather L.

2. Going to get a bone density test! Has a spot for a replacement filter too!” — Jae M.

woman wearing mask

3. Submitted by Angie L.

Iron man mask

4. Submitted by Tyler D.

Man wearing forrest face mask

5.  “I made this with leftover fabric from a weighted shoulder wrap I made. Who would have guessed those scraps would become an essential yet stylish accessory?” — Ashley K.

Woman wearing a mask with foxes

6. Submitted by Lillian M.

Woman wearing face mask with a dog

7. “Got married in our masks lol.” — Mya G.

married couple wearing face masks on wedding day

8. “Plague but make it fashion.” — Skyelar A.

woman wearing a bird mask

9. “A recent trip to get necessities.” — Kristen M.

Woman and her husband wearing colorful face masks and sunglasses

10. Made this one… A little extra, but I like it, lol!” — Cassandra F.

woman wearing a frilly mask

11. Submitted by Veronica V.

image of woman wearing a striped mask

12. Submitted by Sara R.

Man wearing star wars face mask

13. Submitted by Jessica J.

wom an wearing a face mask

14. “Through some connections in the garment industry, I have been able to provide handmade masks, as so many others have been doing to supplement themselves while work is slow or gone completely.” — Matthew R.

man wearing a golden face mask

15. Submitted by Sara R.

two kids wearing superhero face masks

16. “My husband went heavy duty over fashionable.” — Katrina S.

woman wearing industrial pink face mask

17. Submitted by James T.

man in cow patterned mask

18. The face mask came blank, so I made this design and added it myself. It says: ‘Chronically Fabulous’ and was perfect for my recent day at the infusion center.” — Alex P.

woman in decorated face mask

19. Sumitted by Theresa M.

man wearing a zig zag mask

20. “Sewed masks for myself and my friends/family who couldn’t find medical grade. Three layers of cotton, including a filter pocket. Sewing has kept me sane through shelter-in-place.” — Elizabeth V.

woman wearing a blue polka dot face mask

21. Submitted by Peter F.

man wearing a face mask made in kiss fabric

22. “Love my mask and my Sadie!” — Stephanie M.

selfie of woman wearing mask with dog

23. Submitted by Matt S.

couple wearing black face masks

24. Submitted by Andy K.

man wearing skull face mask

25. “Fogged glasses!” — Ann G.

woman wearing pink glasses and a pink face mask

26. “Here I am going on a grocery run. I bought a bananas mask because all of this is bananas! Plus, it’s a way to infuse some humor and cheer to a rough situation.” — Misty L.

woman wearing a banana face mask

27. Submitted by Camara R.

woman in musical face mask

28. Submitted by Monique V.

person wearing a flowery face mask

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Originally published: May 5, 2020
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