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What Does Your Mask Say About You?

Masks have become an essential part of our modern lives, necessary for stopping the spread of Covid-19. So, how can we express ourselves and connect with others while maintaining our safety? We have been exploring the psychology behind what your face mask says about you. Shakaila Forbes-Bell, Fashion Psychologist and founder of Fashion is Psychology shared the insight below.

There is a great deal of evidence which suggests that your clothing plays a vital role in interpersonal communication. The styles we choose to wear are dictated by a host of factors including our mood, our culture, and our interests, all of which reveal aspects of our identity. Equally, research has shown that we interpret a lot about a person’s character, sociability and more from their clothing. Opting to wear a more expressive reusable mask can be a way to reveal a bit more about you. 

Here are a range of perceptions that people associate with certain colours that can inform your choice of reusable mask.

Reusable masks can be made from most fabrics you have at home including old clothing, bedding or even curtains! We've teamed up with the Barnet​ sewing community to show you how to make your own.


Published date
11 February 2021