Aprons of the past were largely worn by the working class, servants and the domestically inclined—and thus often exhibited a simplistic design and utility standard.
But those days are dead.
Today we wear aprons not in subordination—but in celebration of our ability to get the job done.
Although our societal preferences have evolved, and the jobs we wear an apron for are altogether different than in past eras, the apron design and utility systems have not been updated much since the aprons earliest recordings.
Apron designers today use the bib apron for their base design, but the bib apron wraps around us like a blanket that drapes poorly and thickens our silhouette. Why then, are we still wearing the bib apron over our highly tailored and precisely designed garments?
Perhaps it’s because an apron gains sentimental value overtime. . .it’s always there to protect us while we work. Slipping into an apron before addressing our work becomes a ritual that prepares our mind for the job at hand. We feel good in our apron because we feel prepared—not because we feel sexy or stylish. Am I right?