Making safety stylish: Beautiful wedding masks for your wedding day
It began with postponed weddings, as brides delayed their plans for when the world returned to normal. As cases and restrictions increased, guest lists were cut and smaller, more intimate weddings and elopements took place. And then we started to receive emails from brides across the world who were seeking face masks that matched their wedding dress and accessories.
With each new change and restriction, we’ve strived to support brides in any way we can. Whether it be through guidance and ideas as their wedding dresses and venues have changed or designing face masks to protect them and their loved ones on their wedding day. It’s been a process to come to terms with these changes, but we wanted to embrace this new addition to the 2020 bridal ensemble. We took a deep breath and dove into our pool of silks, laces and trims. We’ve researched, stitched and tweaked our mask design and we’re excited to release this new collection.
We’ve combined the beauty of traditional wedding accessories with the functionality of personal protection, so you can wear your wedding mask with the pride of a superhero.
Masks provide a physical barrier from viral particles and help to block droplets from coughs and sneezes. Although our masks are not medical grade, we’ve designed them with safety at the forefront, using protective layers and fitted tailoring.
Our wedding masks feature:
> Three fabric layers:
- Outer/decorative layer: luxurious 100% silk dupion
- Middle/protective layer: 20% cotton/80% polyester fabric blend. This fabric helps filter airborne particles.
- Inner pocket/comfort layer: 100% cotton voile fabric. This fabric is soft to touch to sit comfortably against the skin.
Our embellished masks are made from these three layers plus decorative layers of lace, tulle and beading.
> Filter pocket and PM2.5 filter included:
Our masks have been designed with a discreet 100% cotton pocket to accommodate a PM2.5 filter which is included with all face mask orders. The filter boosts the masks filtration of particles.
> Nose wire:
A nose wire creates a snug fit across your nose and allows for a contoured fit and breathing without restriction.
It’s also important to note that you shouldn’t wear your mask if it becomes damp, wet, damaged or dirty, as it will no longer be as effective.
The masks work best when combined with hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.
From the design to the materials and embellishments, we’ve made sure beauty wasn’t compromised when creating our fabric face masks.
The cut of the mask was designed to accentuate your eyes and cheek bones for a flattering fit.
We’ve used luxurious 100% silk dupion material as the outer layer, which has a slight sheen and textural slubs and compliments a variety of wedding dress fabrics.
We can customise elements of the mask to match your dress, face shape, colour themes etc. For example, we can replace lace appliqués, beading and tulle so it works harmoniously with your bridal look.
Just like choosing a wedding dress, comfort is an important factor to consider when selecting your bridal mask. A mask that requires constant adjusting, is not only frustrating, it also means you’re touching your face and increasing your risk of contamination.
We’ve designed our bridal masks to ensure a snug fit and optimal comfort. The ear loops are made from 3mm elastic for a comfortable fit behind the ears. The elastic is also adjustable. To tighten or loosen the loops, simply reknot the elastic and slide the knot back through the casing so it’s not visible. There is also an adjustable nose wire inserted in the mask to help keep the mask in place and allow for a tailored fit.
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Caring for your mask
Our fabric masks are hand washable and we recommend washing them after each use. Before washing, remove the PM2.5 filter as this can’t be cleaned. The fabric mask itself can be carefully hand-washed in lukewarm to cold water with a gentle detergent. Then rinse the mask in cold water and hang to dry. To store, wrap your mask in acid-free tissue paper.
We also suggest not wearing heavy makeup on the bottom half of your face as this can transfer onto the fabric. We’ve designed the masks to accentuate your eyes – so you can spend that extra time playing with mascaras and eyeshadows!
To browse our collection of bridal face masks, visit our shop or get in touch if you have any questions and bespoke requests.
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