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Traditionally, Venetian masks were used to protect the identities of the wearer in ancient Rome. Today, they have become somewhat of a style statement where guests of carnival celebrations around the world don some of the most unique styles that are fragrant with style and elegance.
Most Venetian masks are made out of clay. But, you may also find some great ones in papier-mâché, complete with vibrant hues and diamantes’ and other exquisite decorations.
1.The Columbiana – Typically made for women, this half-mask covers the eyes, nose and upper cheeks of the wearer. These masks for masquerade balls are often adorned with crystals, gold, silver and feather. You can tie them up with ribbons or even hold them in front of your face with the help of a baton.
2.The Harlequin – The peculiarity of these masks come in the form of a large, hooked nose. These also come with black and white checked diamonds and distinctly painted lips.
3.The Medico Della Peste – these full face Venetian masks are one of the most unusual and easily identifiable masks, these come with a long beak and were interestingly created as a tool to prevent the spread of diseases. Hence, these are also known as plague doctor masks.
4.The Jolly Venetian – These half or full face Venetian masks represent jokers and come with iconic curly hair and matching bells. These masks are visually more appealing than the quintessential face of a clown and come with a number of appealing decorations.
5.The Cat –Also known as the gatto mask, these masks look a lot like the face of a cat. They come with small ears and are usually only half masks that cover the top. These masks are fun to wear at a party and are quite effective in hiding identities.
Select from one of these unique Venetian masks and you will be any party’s centre of attention. Choose from a range of styles and designs such as exquisite masks that are decorated with crystals, elegant feathers and bejewelled accessories. You can also find a range of petite masks that are designed especially to show a greater part of your face.
Baroque eye masks also offer a unique majestic flair complete with gold or silver filigree, beads and intricate metal work that make heads turn!
Put on a mask that suits your facial structure best and you will be sure to make heads turn the next time you are at a masquerade party, Halloween party, wedding celebration or a fancy red carpet event!
Masquerade parties are becoming an increasingly popular theme with people of all ages. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a graduation, a housewarming or you simply wish to bring the splendor of Mardi Gras to your party, this theme is an appealing one.
A major element that is synonymous to masquerade parties are the exquisite masks that adorn the faces of your guests. The next time you are hosting or being invited to carnival themed party, make sure you have got your look like.
With a myriad of different styles to choose from, from full face feather masks to those in various colors that only cover your eyes, selecting one that complements your outfit and facial structure is important.
The Most Popular Option
If this is your first masquerade party and you aren’t sure what mask suits you best, it is ideal to opt for a white masquerade mask. This style is the most popular among both men and women primarily because of its versatility.
What Makes White Versatile?
White as a color matches with almost every other shade. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new gown or new mask, investing in a classic white one helps you get rid of the headache of matching the vivid colors of your outfit with your accessory. The color white elegantly complements any dress you may be donning at the event.
The color white is evidently a very pristine and beautiful one, making your mask a perfect accessory to make a statement with. Notice how your dress or tuxedo begins to glow by simply adding a white masquerade mask to complete your look. Using white in the right style of mask is a great way to leave a lasting impression on the other guests of the party.
The color white in your mask can look absolutely stunning if you plan on having a masquerade wedding. Adorned with ostrich or coque feathers, the bride will be able to emit a larger than life, extravagant and eye-catching appeal while walking down the aisle. Your bridal white mask can also complement the black tuxedo your groom dons on your wedding day.
Finding the perfect masquerade mask for your wedding or annual gala needn’t be a daunting task. Considering the popularity of the color white, most vendors provide a wide selection in styles and patterns. Make sure you select one that allows you to bring in the perfect levels of elegance and sophistication into your ensemble.
If you plan on complementing your bridal gown with this mask, do not consider it a one-time wear. These elegant pieces make for great wall hangings; an excellent way to maintain a piece of memory from that special day.
Summer is finally here— Let the party begin! Whoa, and let us not forget the most looked forward to occasion of the season—Fourth of July!
So you have got a big masquerade bash in the offing and you want to look classy and stylish at the same time? A brilliant idea is to match your elegant outfit with the right kind of Venetian mask to complement your attire that will help you look like a million bucks.
Trends for Women
- Long Slits: This elegant style is reminiscent of Hollywood kind of glamour
Mask to pick: Columbina Monica Gold/White
- Leather: Not just the jackets, we are seeing the entire dresses, skirts and shorts made out of leather
Mask to pick: Malazia Black mask
- Neon: This trend is seen largely in accessories
Mask to pick: Elfe with Plume Stick Red
- Streaks: Big, bold stripes (mostly black and white) appearing on dresses, gowns, shirts, trousers.
Mask to pick: Colombina Black/White
- Shades of Blue: The mint and electric blue are perfect for a fresh summer look.
Mask to match: Colombina Crackle Blue Stucco
- Flowery Prints: This carried over trend from spring can be seen on dresses, t-shirts and skirts.
Mask to pick: Colorosa Chiocciola
Trends for Men
- Style Tailoring: Suits this season are simply brilliant. Trend includes summery suits with a bold print or pattern with a metallic finish
Mask to pick: Bauta Silver Macrame
- Stripes: Be it suits or shirts, statement stripes are one of the foremost trends for summer 2013.
Mask to pick: Columbina Stucco Brown/Gold Music
- Pinky Pink: No longer considered as girly color, is flaunted with ease.
Mask to pick: Full Face cut out
- Shades of Blue: Every shade of blue does the trick of enhancing the glam quotient
Mask to pick: Columbina White 1 / 2 Macrame
Here are a few tips on how to select the right kind of Venetian mask for you that will blend perfectly well with the latest trends in vogue.
- Select your outfit. We know it is a tedious job but then you have to do it in order to select a mask in a timely manner
- Find a reputable seller of authentic masks. All you need is an authentic Handmade Venetian mask that should not only make you look beautiful but should also be long lasting
- Skim through the different styles of masks available bearing in mind the following:
• Event type: Is it Casual, formal or theme based
• Dress Type: Short or long, Color
- Pick the mask that suits your personality the most. Go in for a mask that will keep you at ease and self-assured all night.
So wear the right mask and gear up for a trendy, mysterious and glamorous party!