Every fun (and fancy) way the fashion industry is doing personal protective equipment

Face masks, face shields and… a face mask dress?

In our dystopian future in a global pandemic with no end in sight, wearing Personal Protective Equipment anytime we go outside and thoroughly washing our hands is par for the new normal course. But, how exactly is the fashion industry dealing with it and making it the next fashion trend? Keep scrolling to find out.

Face masks but make it chic and fancy

As the World Health Organisation advises, PPE-approved face masks help stop the spread of COVID-19. So, here’s a few chic face masks to feel fancy and well protected. 

Marine Serre

Marine Serre

If you want something a little bit Luna and Sailor Moon, there’s this super cute moon-printed on black face mask.

Moon-print face mask by Marine Serre, available for $205 AUD on Farfetch.

Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn

If you want some more patterns in your life, Christy Dawn sells a range of three pack patterned face masks, from sage and rose florals to desert sun linens.

The Sustainable Mask (3-pack) by Christy Dawn, available for $32 AUD on Christy Dawn.



If you want something a little matchy-matchy, we recommend this matching scrunchie and face mask set with a gorgeous hand-drawn floral pattern on beige.

Lovers + Friends Mask and Scrunchie Set by Revolve, available for $42.89 on Revolve

Luxury Face Shields

A variety of different luxury brands and designers are creating their own high fashion inspired fashion shields.

Last month, Louis Vuitton revealed it was designing a luxury face shield featuring “LV-embossed gold studs, a monogrammed elastic head strap and trim in the brand’s signature “LV” print,” per The New York Post. The piece, which debuts on the 30th of October as part of Louis Vuitton’s 2021 Cruise Collection, will cost roughly $1,000 USD (so, approximately, $1,392).

Louis Vuitton face shields

Then, New York designer Joe Doucet proposed a face shield that not only fights against COVID-19 but can serve as a pair of sunglasses. Per Dezeen, Doucet’s design comes in a “curved, see-through guard that fronts a dark sunglasses lens and arms,” with the smaller shield used as a pair of shades. 

But, nothing is as absurd and genuinely weirdly fashionable than what we’re calling the fish bowl face shield that feels ripped from the 1950s. Plastique Fantastique is a Berlin-based art collective behind iSphere, a new helmet-like face shield that covers your entire head. The shield is made up of two hollow and transparent half-spheres that have been glued together with a hole cut at the bottom to fit your head through.

Have a look below for yourself because they are, uh, certainly unique to say the least. 

And maybe, face mask dresses are the new normal?

As of this month, fashion designers have designed a… face mask dress. Pretty Little Thing has a number of long-sleeved body con dresses with a built-in face mask detail—little straps for your ears and all! 

On the bright side, you’ll never forget your face mask again. 


Tan Leopard Print Long Sleeve Mask Bodycon Dress, Available for $29 on PrettyLittleThing.


Black Jersey Long Sleeve Mask Bodycon Dress, available for $25 on PrettyLittleThing.


Stone Jersey Long Sleeve Mask Bodycon Dress, available for $24 on PrettyLittleThing.


Blue Tie Dye Jersey Long Sleeve Mask Bodycon Dress, available for $29 on PrettyLittleThing.

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