I know wearing an apron is super June Cleaver/Betty Draper and can look out of place in today's busy schedules, but I've figured out that aprons are actually super PRACTICAL. I am a messy chef and if there is something to be glopped or slopped out of a bowl, it will end up on my shirt every time. I can't even tell you how many shirts I've ruined by a few random oil spatters or a spoonful of tomato sauce. (BRAND NEW SHIRTS, even!)
I like to wear an apron when doing dishes or any kind of general housework. The water, food, and/or cleaning product stays off my clothes and when I'm finished I feel less like I've done a big chore that I need to change clothes from, and more like, "Woo! Done!" It's so much easier to wash an apron than an entire outfit and they totally make me more likely to tackle little, semi-messy, projects with my pockets of time.
And even though I have five aprons? I want these too.
Oh my hell, I want this apron SO BADLY. It's so cute! See, this is what I'm talking about - this apron would make a cute dress, right? But since it's an APRON you can wear it while doing something not dress-worthy and if you spill on it? THAT'S OKAY! It only $32 and machine washable. (Show me the dress at Anthropologie that does THAT.)
Aprons tend to be a very affordable bit of cute style. (See? I'm telling you, aprons are awesome.)
And just look at the detail! So cute.
Put some sleeves on this (and, a back I suppose) and isn't this the cutest dress EVER? But for only $38 you can put it on over gym clothes and LOOK HOW FANCY YOU ARE, NOW!
I actually bought this one on a recent trip to New Orleans and the bows on mine aren't as big as these. I super love this apron. The material is kind of like oilcloth and I think it's going to be AWESOME for washing dishes and not ruining my clothes. This site (jessiesteele.com) has a LOT of very cute fabrics and styles.
(Photos from: the websites linked above)