The origin of aprons and tips on purchasing them

The history of Aprons goes way beyond in time. There are stories which claim that Egyptian gods once wore them, however, we do not know if these claims are true or mere rumours. The popularity of aprons began in Europe when men started wearing them for several different purposes like coal work, fishing, clock making, etc. A category of men known as ‘Apron Men’ referring to males who were involved in trade became quite common which further increased its popularity worldwide. They were often also worn by people as a symbol of solidarity with their tribe and to distinguish them from others. For example, the Dutch wore black aprons with the symbol of the skull, French soldiers wore leather aprons and the Scottish wore different aprons depending on everyone’s freewill.

Up until then wearing aprons was more of a necessity. However, aprons became a fashion statement in the 1500s when women started not only wearing them but also using different materials, embroidery, and laces to decorate them. That is when aprons started coming in different designs and varieties.

A few of the most common ones include:

1. The Bib- commonly known as the chef apron, the reason for it being called a bib is that it is tied behind the neck just like a baby’s bib.

2. Tabard Apron- also known as the Cobbler’s Apron this apron covers both front and back and is usually worn for painting and cleaning.

3. Pinafore- these aprons are worn by women over their dresses to add elegance and make their basic outfits look trendy.

Regardless of the variety, choosing the right apron is a tough task. One should not just purchase an apron based on the looks of it. There are some important things to consider before buying one. 

A few of those are listed below:

1. The purpose

The first step to purchasing an apron is keeping in mind why you need it. Buying the wrong apron might completely ruin the purpose. For example, wearing a double-sided apron while cooking can be uncomfortable and cause you to sweat more.

2. Size of the Apron

It is highly recommended that the apron should be made according to your size. Even though free size aprons are easy to find if it is not made to your size it could hinder your work. For example, if the length is not appropriate you can still be affected by spills.

3. Colour of the Apron

The colour of the apron might not seem important to many but buying the wrong colour could easily wear out the apron. For example, wearing a light-coloured apron might not be suitable while painting as the spills would spoil it similarly a dull colour will not be suitable while cooking as it could ruin the whole mood.

4. What suits you

Last but not the least. One should always buy an apron that suits them depending on the colour, material, and personal choice. As wearing something that you personally like and enjoy is the most important part.

We hope this blog was informative and will ease out the process of buying an apron for you. You can get a variety of aprons customized according  to your needs at, order now.