2020 has been one wild ride, to say the least. Luxe loungewear became the new LBD, Zoom calls replaced happy hours, and some of the most celebrated fashion designers released their very own version of the one accessory we now can't go anywhere without: the face mask. Cult-favorite brand Burberry pioneered the first face mask of the high-fashion world this August, and needless to say, many others followed suit. Of course, per CDC guidelines, social distancing should remain your first line of defense, but it's also nice to sport a face mask you don't totally hate wearing. From the upcycled Fendi face masks of It girls like Danielle Bernstein to Busy Philipps' Lele Sadoughi stunner, designer face masks are the latest trend to take over our feeds, and we're bringing you the scoop on the best ones. So if you're ready to upgrade your PPE, look no further—we've put our science-backed algorithm to work to find the most fashionable face masks designers have come up with yet, all of which are backed by real user reviews, editorial mentions, social media buzz, and more. It's safe to say face masks won't be going out of style anytime soon, so why not splurge? Opening image: @stoneyclover
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Reformation 1X Mask
LOVED FOR: These stylish masks come in a print to match every outfit, from dainty florals to solids to pretty paint splatters. This is a mask we wouldn't mind being seen in.
STYLE WITH: Pair one of these bright and bold florals with an oversized sweater.
Maaji Face Coverings
WHY YOU NEED IT: These calm but cute face coverings come in a pack of five—that means a different print for every day of your workweek.
STYLE WITH: We could totally see ourselves rocking one of these stylish face masks with a t-shirt dress.
Rag & Bone The Stealth Mask
WHY YOU NEED IT: Is it just us, or was gingham the print to rock this summer? Now that Rag & Bone has made it in mask form, we'll definitely be stocking up.
FUN FACT: These lightweight cotton masks are made right here in the USA, and proceeds are donated to those who have been most affected by COVID-19.
Tory Burch Printed Face Mask
BEST FOR: If you've been rocking a bandana as your face mask for the past few months, now's your chance to upgrade.
USERS SAID: "I have quite the array of masks, but these manage to be the most comfortable and the most stylish. I hesitated to purchase them since I was worried the synthetic fabric would be hot, but these masks are miles cooler and softer than my cotton masks. They also have the added bonus of not causing a single breakout, unlike my old cotton masks. I’m ordering a second set."
LoveShackFancy Face Mask
WHY YOU NEED IT: This fancy face mask is so cheery and bright, making it perfect for lightening up any fall look.
LOVED FOR: This face mask has a back-tie closure, so it's easy to wear when you're rocking an up-do or messy bun.
Clare V. Bisous Masks
WHY WE LOVE IT: "I was on the hunt for the perfect face mask until I found this one! The self-tie straps allow it to fit my face comfortably, and it's not too thick either! Plus, the recycled fabrics are adorable!"—Georgia Jones, Site Merchandising Assistant
FUN FACT: With each order, you'll get four masks made from remnant and deadstock fabric. They're produced locally in LA and embroidered with the Clare V. signature lips patch for a whole lotta love.
Stony Clover Lane Pastel Tie Dye Face Coverings
WHY YOU NEED IT: DIY tie-dye was arguably the biggest trend in crafting and fashion during quarantine, and now face masks are too.
AS SEEN ON: Katherine Schwarzenegger gives us all the more reason to love this trendy face mask.
Slip Pure Silk Face Covering
STYLE WITH: The silky slip skirt we've all been raving about has finally met its match.
USERS SAID: "I was seriously made fun of for buying a face mask for $39, but this is SO worth it! The mask is super comfortable and breathable. Half the battle of wearing a mask is how long you can bear the uncomfortable feeling of building sweat due to feeling constrained by the mask. I haven't experienced that at all with this mask! No one likes wearing a mask, but this one is bearable to wear for a longer period of time. I've also gotten a lot of compliments on it! It's so pretty (I got the pink one)!"
Lele Sadoughi Face Masks
LOVED FOR: If we're required to wear face masks, we might as well be comfortable. These trendy face masks are 100% silk. Bonus: that makes them totally maskne-proof.
AS SEEN ON: These Lele Sadoughi face masks make a constant appearance on Busy Philipps's Instagram.