The best part of Harry Styles' Brit Awards outfit? A face mask

Harry Styles was seemingly the only celeb wearing a face mask during the Brit Awards 2021

 Harry Styles accepts his award for British Single during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena
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It's becoming a bit of an awards show 2021 drinking game: can you spot the celebrity who steadfastly keeps on their face mask, even when they're allowed to remove them during the ceremony? 

At the Oscars last month, Zendaya got everyone talking for keeping her mask safe and secured to her face in the otherwise maskless audience, as did Best Actress winner Frances McDormand. And tonight at the Brit Awards 2021, newly minted award winner Harry Styles joined their health-conscious ranks. 

Styles was the evening's recipient for Best British Single for his cheeky hit "Watermelon Sugar." When the singer strolled up to the stage to collect his award at the O2 Arena, he could be seen weaving through tables of mask-free celebrities while still wearing his own face covering. The former boy bander only removed his mask when he was giving his speech, solo, onstage. 

Harry Styles wins the Mastercard British Single award for Watermelon Sugar during The BRIT Awards 2021

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This isn't the first time that the likely post-vax Styles has sported a face mask during an awards ceremony. His Grammys 2021 face covering was in a chic yellow plaid to perfectly match his Gucci suit (complete with a feather boa, because of course).

Social media was a big fan of the face mask moment, calling Styles a "responsible king." One person tweeted: "Fair play to Harry Styles, the only one at the #Brits wearing a face mask caught on camera"

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Another posted: "If Harry Styles can wear a mask at the brits you can wear one to Tesco"

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Another wrote on Twitter: "Harry Styles being the ONLY PERSON in the whole O2 arena wearing a mask is why I dream about him every single night." Girl, same!

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Christina Izzo
Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.