The Best Aprons

Smart people never spill or splatter. For mere mortal cooks, there are these smart, sturdy—and stylish—safeguards.

1

Best Bargain

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Anthropologie Botanist Knoll Apron
This light cotton sheath is cool in the kitchen, and its pattern conceals culinary wear and tear, remaining vibrant after many hot-water wash cycles. Dozens of other styles are available online.

To buy: $28, anthropologie.com.

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2

Most Flattering

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Heirloomed Rollings of Cinnamon Full Sash Apron
With a billowy linen body, a fitted V-neck bust, and a wraparound linen sash that ties into a big bow, this winner is beautiful enough to wear during a dinner party. Bonus: It comes ready to gift—packed with blank recipe cards in a preserve jar.

To buy: $85, heirloomedcollection.com.

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3

Best Half

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Red House The Half Apron
A simple pick for times you want minimal pro­tection (washing dishes against a wet counter edge, say) or if halter necks are uncomfort­able. This apron is made from sturdy French ticking, hits at the knee, and has two deep pockets in front.

To buy: $88, redhousevt.com.

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4

Most Stain-Resistant

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Stanley & Sons Cloth Strap Apron
The best for messy tasks (or if homemade marinara is on weekly rotation), this apron has a heavy-duty, waxy canvas surface that’s easy to wipe down. Falls below the knee for full coverage.

To buy: $97, apronandbag.com.

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5

Best Splurge

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Original Blunt Roll in Grey Denim
Sharp and practical, this denim smock, designed for professional chefs, will last for a lifetime of pancake flipping. The leather pocket has sections to hold knives or transport tools to the grill.

To buy: $150, thebluntroll.com.

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