FACE MASK – THE NEW FASHION ACCESSORY
Meant to mitigate the risk of Covid transmission, the humble cloth mask is becoming a fashion statement as the world learns to live with a pandemic that is not expected to go away anytime soon. Celebrated fashion designers shifted their existing resources to non-surgical, three-layered reusable mask production.
Masks are being made from silk de chine and cotton poplin which could be washed by hand daily. Made of coloured or printed fabric, they were nothing close to the monotonous black, grey or white masks that we were buying earlier. The branded products came to be available in attractive designs, packaged at varying price range, as people began to opt for colourful designer masks.
Face masks are evolving beyond being a necessity item into a fetish. Even the brides and grooms wearing customized designer masks or those colour-coordinating masks with their clothes, making it a fashion statement. Brides can opt for couture masks to compliment her attire and accentuate the entire look.
Masks, are becoming a way of self-expression, made out of printed fine fabrics, which can be mixed and matched with garments in anyone’s closet and also complement the outfit. They vary from functional masks, made out of fun fabrics featuring butterflies, strawberries and cow prints that embody the youthful spirit.
There are unisex and one-sized masks made from a very light cotton muslin shell, almost light enough to see through. That makes it much more breathable for socially distanced walks, bike rides, and hikes.
Breath ability and functionality are paramount even while making a mask at home. The designing is not limited to the fabric even the straps are equally fancy. Beautiful laces to beaded chains all are being utilized to make the masks stylish.
A few do’s and don’ts that should be kept in mind while using a mask are listed here under:
Always remove mask by the cloth covering, instead of the ear loops or ties to avoid infection. Remove mask carefully by the ear loops and wash it after use, and wash hands after removal.
The easiest way to wash masks is to soak in a bathroom sink with hot water and no-rinse detergent, then line-drying in the sun.
Don’t get overenthusiastic with the adjustable straps, either. The mask shouldn’t be too tight that it restricts breathing, and a mask is also not recommended for children under 2, or anyone else who might have trouble getting it off their face.
Today, masks are the new “normal” for all of us; it is a sign of civic responsibility. So don’t be worried about the half covered face flaunt it with a matching or stylish masks that conveys your feelings… Keep reading for more.