What is An Apron?

Let me guess...you have a love/hate relationship with your apron? You love the protection but feel swallowed by it’s frumpy silhouette? Me too! I’ve always loved my aprons and how they prepared me mentally and physically for the task at hand. But I never loved how I looked in an apron: I would need to knot the neck loop and fold the apron up over my waist to get it to fit.

Bib Apron is...one size fits all, unisex, single panel, bulky tie closure, economic

The bib apron and its offspring (the French chef apron) are unisex, one-size-fits-all designs that are made from a single fabric panel with trim that is tied to fit—not designed to fit—and thus has all the disadvantages that come with under designed functional accessories.

Bib Apron Fit: Drapes Poorly at Front Chest, Tie Addes Bulk to Waistline, Hangs Heavy on the Neck, Pops Out at Side Thighs

The bib apron hangs heavy on the neck and drapes poorly at the front chest.

The bib apron pops out at the sides of the thighs.

The bib apron has a tie-back closure that adds bulk exactly where we Americans need it the least—the waistline.

The French Chef Apron is the Bib Apron

The innovations in the apron market focus on contemporary fabrications of the bib apron and cool utilitarian detailing. But the problem with the bib apron is not in the details—it’s the base design. The Bib Apron is our go-to classic apron—but why? When worn, the Bib Apron’s one-&-done approach adds a top layer that makes us look bigger—not slimmer—and has poor drape and an unflattering silhouette (which is neither stylish or classic).

Next time you try on a bib apron look in the mirror and ask yourself this: Do I look thicker or thinner in this bib apron? Does this bib apron reflect my style and create a pleasing silhouette? Is the fabric so thin it shows the wrinkles of my clothes? Is the fabric so thick it makes me look stiff and heavy?

You tell me…. #ApronEra

XO, Crystal K


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