There's a zipper in the center of the mask allowing you to zip it down all the way to the chin. It covers the nose, mouth and chin. You may now eat your snack and guzzle down your drink. Also great for jogging, walking and work places. Zip down when no one is around, zip up when necessary. An elastic band is attached at the top edge of the masks and connect to the curved edge of the masks. There are straps with Velcro to secure mask to your neck and give your ears a break from the elastics. Cotton is the main fabric used. African Ankara prints are colorful, vibrant and playful, but solid colors are also available.