Most Venetian-style masks make good use of feathers, glitter, lace etc. and may effectively hide
the identity until the time to unmask.
The first consideration is usually
whether one wants the lorgnette-style which uses the traditional 'handle' to one side of the mask (but which can leave
you short- handed juggling food and drink in a party environment) or the less traditional but more practical elasticated
versions. There are also some, such as the cat masks below which use headbands.
The other consideration is often colour co-ordination with one's outfit. As always, whilst almost anything goes
with a black outfit, black is not always an option at parties.
Above, a selection in reddish tones. Below a range of popular black and silver designs.