Do you remember your mother wearing an apron? I don’t remember mine ever wearing one but then again, she wasn’t much for cooking or cleaning. I do remember both of my grandmothers wearing an apron all the time. At least while they were in the house.
I think when most people think of aprons, they think of the typical 1950′s housewife donning an apron (kind of like my gal in my logo above). I always think of June Cleaver in her high heels, pearls and nice dress wearing an apron to do her every day cooking and cleaning.
Back in the day, women had aprons they used specifically for cooking, and then they had prettier ones they would put on when they sat down to the table to eat. They also had ones they used only when cleaning. These women often had more aprons than they did dresses.
Aprons were around for hundreds, maybe thousands of years before the 1950′s though. They were just so practical. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty too.
What I love is in the past few years, they have been making a comeback. The retro thing, and all. Check out this cutie below:
I love this cute cherry themed apron from Flirty Aprons. Click on the picture to find out more about it. Flirty Aprons is also having a sale for a few days. Their Single Layer Sassy Black Aprons Under $10, valid 8/29 – 9/5 So check that out if you are reading this between those dates.
I thinking of getting my daughters a Flirty Apron for Christmas. I’m afraid they won’t work well for me though since I’m plus sized. For me, I would like to get the apron below:
I have seen men wear aprons too. Usually when they are grilling something. They tend to like the funny aprons. I found some great ones for men on Amazon, but some of them are kind of raunchy. If you want to check them out, click here: Men’s Aprons. I will show you my favorite one for men below:
So before you buy an apron, what should you look for? It all depends on you, really. Your size, your gender, your style.
But the few things I feel all good aprons must have are:
- Pockets. They come in so handy whether you are using an apron to cook or clean.
- Easy Care. They must be able to be machine washed and dried, and not wrinkle easily.
- Comfort. They should feel comfortable to wear or you won’t wear them.
- Quality. The material should hold up for the cooking and cleaning chores you will be throwing at it. It also should be well made so it won’t wear out for a long time.
Right now, I have an old Ortega Taco Sauce apron that my dad used when he did demonstrations in grocery stores. It works fine but isn’t very attractive and other than advertising for Ortega, it does not make a statement. So I plan on investing in an apron or two (assuming I don’t get one from my kids for Christmas).
Do you wear aprons? Why or why not?