It’s time to bring out your inner domestic diva!

More often associated with Taco Tuesday than Fashion Week, aprons fell out of favor for several decades. But this humble garment is enjoying a resurgence—finally recognized not just as a practical tool but also a legitimate piece of sartorial history. So pour yourself a cup of joe, pull a chair up to the kitchen table and see for yourself.

Pink taffeta and bark cloth. Is there any doubt this apron was made in the middle of the 20th century?
Flocked, 100% acetate gingham—a dead giveaway that this apron is also mid-century.
This feedsack apron from the 1930s speaks of a time when money was scarce and free fabric was not to be wasted.
For those who want to dig deeper into apron history, there are lots of books out there! Just a sampling above.
Aprons rarely have tags in them. This could be an indication that
they were usually home-made.

The Aussies are in a class of their own when it comes to apron fandom. A festival dedicated strictly to aprons has been held in the city of Ballarat, Australia since 2013. More info here.

Sometimes an apron’s appeal lies more in its utility than it’s style. We think this little charmer, with its built-in dish towel and adorable print, has both.
“Hostess aprons” like this weren’t exactly practical, but they were the perfect gift when attending a dinner party.

Question of the Week: Are aprons a garment or an accessory? Tell us what you think in the comments!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.