History of Aprons

Have you ever wondered how we come up with such cute aprons?  You’d be surprised to know just how far back the history of aprons go.  Read below to learn some interesting history on the evolution of aprons.

1900-10′S
No frills or ruffles here, just plain fabric to protect garments while cleaning and cooking.

1920-30′s
The 1920-30′s they began getting a little creative with patterns and printed material.  However they were still more reserved, simple and long in design.

1940-50′s
In the 40-50′s aprons were popular with wide shoulders and the bowtie in the back began.  This is the era that the media portrayed the “perfect housewife” in an apron at all times, making them increase in popularity.

1960-70′s
Smocking became popular in the 60′s & 70′s, along with a fuller skirted bottom and smaller waistline.  However with the invention of washing machine and clothes being made and sold at cheaper prices, aprons slowly started to lose popularity after this generation.

1980-90′s
Aprons weren’t as popular or used as frequently which caused the apron to go into a fashion slump.  There wasn’t a demand for aprons or new styles.  As you can see, they slowly started regressing from fashionable to sensible.

2000′s
Aprons are making a come back!  Featuring trendy prints and flattering patterns they have become not only an accessory but also a fashion statement.  They attract all generations from the young and modern, classy and fashionable, to the vintage lovers of romantic past times.  Both fashionable and sensible, they are growing in popularity.

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