Match your mask to your outfit
In the era of mask-wearing, a trend has been emerging: mask-matching. More and more fashion designers have been designing chic, breathable and stylish masks to pair with their garments, or simply incorporate into your wardrobe. The premise is simple: if you must wear a mask, then make it fashion. And as small gatherings and events are slowly returning to the fore, then elevating your mask game seems like a must. After all, why ruin a beautiful outfit with a cheap, plastic mask? Now face coverings have become mandatory accessories, if you wouldn’t pair a silk gown with a plastic bag to your best friend’s wedding, why do the same with a mask?
As always, celebrities have been ahead of the curve for some time. On the 2021 red carpet, everyone from Zendaya to Olivia Colman and Vanessa Kirby coordinated their chic masks to their Oscar's and Grammy’s dazzling gowns. Elsewhere, Royals like the Duchess of Cambridge have long carried on with their charity engagements and duties whilst respecting health guidelines and keeping safe, with the help of pretty floral and tartans masks. Proof that you needn’t abandon tonal dressing on the face covering front.
Luckily Galvan has stepped into the mask arena with our signature lightweight cotton finishes: matte jacquard and shimmering metallic plissé in light gold, glittering silver, soft cream and classic black. Perfect to pair with a classic LBD or sparkly cocktail number once we can finally go out again. Please note that these masks are not suitable as medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, however they can be worn whenever face coverings are required. We have paired some classic combinations with our new Power Knit and Pre-Fall 21 collection. So look no further to elevate your mask collection, whether it be for a dressed-up event or simply to make wearing a mask for your daily commute that much more enjoyable, and fashionable.
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Classic black LBD
Consider this the LBD of face coverings, and pair it with an actual little black dress, like our Rhea Lounge Dress. Slinky and silky, the semi-shine Rhea dress can be worn as an easy-going dress or as a long cardigan. The elegant ribbed knit is elongating and slimming without ever feeling tight, making this style perfect for relaxing at home or life on-the-go. Simply pop on our plissé metallic black mask, to take this outfit from WFH to cocktails.
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Black tie Sparkle
When the dress code is black tie, that applies to your face covering too. So don’t forget to accessorise accordingly, with a shimmering silver jacquard mask. The perfect companion to our signature Estrella dress, the last word in sparkly slips.
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Minimalist chic whites
This simple ecru cotton mask is your day-to-day hero. Simply wear with jeans and a white tee, or take it to another level with our new Freya Power Knit Midi Dress. Featuring Galvan’s signature neckline with V boning, the Freya dress comes in a body-hugging ribbed knit that supports as it sculpts. Long sleeves and a chic mid-calf length provide exceptional coverage, while a slit at the back hem makes this style comfortable to wear all day long.
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This coordinated mask-matching look is all about textured luxe details. Both the mask and the knitted dress have subtle golden lurex threads, delicately embellishing their fabrics for a muted, tonal evening look with a twist. Part of the Compact Metallics line, the shimmering Asteria knit dress in pyrite light gold combines comfort with glamour, while the body-hugging knit has a rich texture that smooths over any imperfections to achieve a shimmering, polished finish.
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Our must-have Rhea lounge dress also comes in steel, but fear not, you can pair with it with the matching silver mask. Choose between practical elastic fastenings or elegant lacings that tie behind the ears. Wear the dress on its own or unbutton and pair with the matching Rhea Lounge Pant and Rhea Lounge Camisole for an elevated head-to-toe look.
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For when you want to go all-out, our sequin striped Pride dress is a winner. Exuding sophistication and grown-up glamour, this divine wrap dress is punctuated by stripes of golden sequins embroidered with tangerine thread on sheer black georgette. It features wide tailored cuffs, a cinched waist with a glossy satin sash, and a chic ankle-length with a slit mid-back. As comfortable as it is special, this wrap style is perfect for long evenings hosting at home or special occasions for years to come. Simply pair with the matching mask in light gold plissé jacquard for head-to-toe golden goddess vibes.
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This simple creamy ivory mask matches our pearly white Power Knits to perfection. Inspired by the strong, sexy style of the ’90s supermodels, the strapless Thalia knit dress has been meticulously sculpted to achieve its iconic shape and perfect body-hugging fit. Made from semi-shine Italian viscose yarn in an elegant rib stitch, the style features a plunging heart-shaped neckline with hidden bustier wiring. Beautiful corset detailing at the waist and bust create a slimming effect, while a slit at the back hem allows for easy movement. Or simply pair with empowering separates like our Luna Sculpted top and signature Valletta skirt in platinum.
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This sexy Venus dress is all about cleverly positioned angles and cut-outs. Inspired by the bold style of the iconic ’90s supermodels, this sculpted bustier style is the ultimate knit dress. Created from a refined Italian viscose yarn that has a modern matte finish, the Sculpted Venus Dress is full of stretch and falls to a chic mid-calf length that is perfect with flats or heels. A built-in bra with underwires creates a strong and sexy silhouette even as it provides outstanding support. Available in chic ivory or bold black, the Sculpted Venus Dress is easy-to-wear but utterly unforgettable. Just add our classic metallic black mask for that perfect finishing touch.
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Cosy chic loungewear
There is something so elegant yet cosy about the combination of luxe satin with cashmere in pearl and pure whites. This feminine Luna cardigan is embellished with jewelled buttons made from gold-edged natural pearls. Complete the look with a pack of our shimmer and matte jacquard masks in light gold and buttery ivory. Mask-matching has never been chicer!
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Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.