Once thought to be the icon of a 1950s housewife, aprons have gotten a modern makeover in recent years. Today’s aprons are fun, flirty and, well, fabulous. Pick one up and throw it on while baking a batch of cookies, tackling a craft project or entertaining guests at a dinner party. Buy one today and you’ll be prepared for the peak entertaining season during the holidays.
Mad about plaid
A must-visit Etsy store for fabulous aprons, Creative Chics has such a great selection of mod chic aprons that it’s hard to feature just one! This cute kitsch apron made from a combination of Joel Dewberry plaid and small floral prints with olive trim looks like a fun spring dress and would take the drag out of doing boring everyday household chores. From the ruched neckline to the wrap-around skirt tie, all the little details on this apron make it seem extra special. Throw it over a simple black shirt and jeans to dress up a casual look or wear a simple A-line dress and let the apron take center stage at a formal dinner party.
Sassy and sweet
No frumpy aprons here, this lovely spring butterflies apron is both flirty and fun. Etsy sellar Bambino Amore offers a large selection of fitted retro-inspired aprons, but this one caught our eye because of the feminine pattern and shape. The polka dot print and lace accents might seem girly, but the sweatheart neckline and halter top ties keep it age appropriate for adults. They also carry a selection of aprons in holiday prints, making it a great option if you love to entertain during specific times of the year or in need of a hostess gift for the holidays.
Bold and bright
For a fresh color combination, try this half apron from Etsy seller Sew Fine Fabric. The energetic orange will give you a second wind while tackling pesky kitchen chores. The short café-style apron has long ties that wrap around both in front or back. Feeling crafty? This shop carries a selection of modern fabrics and offers instructions for making your own. If you go the DIY route, consider ordering extra fabric and making your own coordinating pot handles or tea towels.
Feminine florals not your thing? Check out this fun and funky print from Etsy seller Collisionware. The Where’s My Stache’ full apron is right on trend with this year’s current infatuation with the mustache look. Rock one of these babies and all the young hipsters in your neighborhood will be jealous of your stylish duds. The classic color combination of tan and black gives this apron staying power (and will hide any stains from your kitchen creations). Pick up a pair of coordinating oven mitts and bring a little whimsy to your kitchen.