Back in August, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was pictured wearing a face mask for the first time, and of course, her selection was incredibly chic.
The mum-of-three opted for a floral face mask from Amaia, a London-based line which has started manufacturing both child and adult face coverings in an array of Liberty print fabrics in recent months. Kate’s design of choice was the Adult Reusable Cotton Face Mask in the Pepper Liberty pattern, a style which is still in stock today.
Teamed with a tailored white Flippy Wiggle Dress from designer label Suzannah, Kate ticked all of the style boxes as she spearheaded an important initiative in collaboration with 19 British brands and retailers, who donated over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK.
And the mask proved to be a fast favourite for the duchess, as she then wore the same style again to Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery in September.
But of course, these days we all need more than one mask in our repertoire, and since then, Kate has debuted another two designs from the same company.
During a London research centre as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week, where she learned more about the work charity Tommy’s are doing to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, Kate chose a blue mask from Amaia in a similar ditsy Liberty print, seemingly cementing her loyalty to the brand.
Then for the outdoor launch of the Hold Still photography exhibition in London’s Waterloo the following week, she selected what appears to be the brand’s Yellow Pepper mask, completing her primary coloured set.
Retailing for just £15, the reusable cotton face masks are double layered and have an extra layer of a 50gr TNT filter, plus an adjustable nose wire to ensure a good fit – a versatile choice that as Kate proves, can be worn with almost any ensemble.
So if you’ve been struggling to find a great mask that’s as practical as it is pretty, it could be worth taking inspiration from her collection – just be sure to do so before the ‘Kate effect‘ sets in and they promptly sell out.