You may have already gotten rid of your old face masks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended lifting mask mandates for fully vaccinated people a few months ago, but now it's time to stock up again. In recent weeks, the CDC released new guidance for fully vaccinated people to wear masks in areas with high transmission rates. The same recommendation was also given to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, even if they are fully vaccinated.
When the first mask mandate came down at the beginning of the pandemic, Etsy sellers quickly stepped up to the plate to provide affordable options and still do just that. Fortunately, several popular fashion brands have also done the same.
If you're looking for fabric face masks from well-known brands, here are 21 options from companies you know and love.
Best face masks that are stylish
These masks from Banana Republic feature adjustable ear straps and a nose wire for a comfortable and customizable fit. They come in packs of three, and you can choose between a combination of heather gray, pink or blue to match your outfit of the day.
Urban Outfitters has plenty of functional and stylish face masks in a range of colors and styles. This one features a marble pattern and self-ties around the ears that allow you to easily customize the fit.
This jersey knit face mask from American Eagle has a pocket for removable filters and is made with two layers of breathable fabric.
Tie-dye has made a major comeback throughout the last few years, so this face mask set is certainly on trend. This soft and comfortable pack of three is made with 100% cotton.
Everlane is known for its comfortable tees and trendy denim — and for being one of Meghan Markle's go-to brands. During the pandemic, they added face masks to their roster. Made in downtown Los Angeles, the five-pack of masks includes solid and striped options in yellow, blue and gray. The brand will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union for every pack sold.
Anthropologie is currently offering masks from several brands, and the Sanctuary masks are a popular option. These machine-washable masks are made with sturdy cotton muslin and include an adjustable bridge at the nose. The set includes five different patterns.
The popular travel bag brand has a reusable face mask that is made with a blend of comfortable cotton and polyester. It features an inner pocket for a filter and also has an adjustable nose bridge for a custom fit.
Levi's masks are reversible, meaning you get two looks (paisley print or solid) from one mask. The masks have more than 11,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, with many reviewers saying that they are soft and comfortable.
Athleta has a variety of masks available on their site, from active to skin-friendly silk options, but these basic masks are great for everyday wear. Each mask in this five-pack has three layers for extra protection.
These triple-layered cotton masks have more than 750 five-star ratings from Gap customers. Reviewers have called them "comfortable and breathable."
Nordstrom is currently selling packs of 100% cotton masks with a flexible pleated design and elastic ear bands. The masks are machine-washable and available in both black and white.
BaubleBar is known for offering trendy accessories at affordable prices, and it's bringing those stylish designs to these face masks. The double-layered mask is made of cotton and features adjustable ear loops.
Aerie's face masks are water-resistant and feature an antimicrobial finish to help prevent the growth of bacteria. You can pick this one up in light brown or gray.
Good American's affordable masks feature elastic straps and are machine washable. For every mask purchased, the brand will donate one to local businesses in need.
These stylish designs from Rent the Runway are a great way to give back while purchasing masks. For every five-pack sold, Rent the Runway will donate five masks to a community in need through its partnership with Project Renewal.
Each three-layer Old Navy mask comes with a different color or patterns and made with 100% cotton poplin. They're soft and breathable and also come in kid-friendly sizes.
Celebrity-beloved brand Rag & Bone designed this 100% cotton mask that comes in some seriously stylish designs. The machine-washable masks come in a pack of three, making it easy to stock up.
Reformation's face masks feature tie straps for an adjustable fit. The five-pack comes in a variety of colors and fabrics and ships for free. You can also buy a separate pack that the brand will donate directly to those in need.
If you're looking for face masks that include filters, these Madewell masks might be the best option for you. The cotton masks are made with leftover fabric from popular styles, so each pattern will be slightly different depending on when you order.
Vera Bradley's double-layered masks come in the brand's vibrant patterns and include a space to insert a filter.
These masks feature three layers of fabric and adjustable ear straps. The brand says it will donate a face covering for each set sold.
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This story was originally published on May 13, 2020.