12 of the Best Aprons for Home Cooks

Dive into recipe prep donning an apron worthy of the task! Practical, pretty and made with thoughtful detail, these are the best aprons for home chefs.

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The Essential Apron
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The Essential Apron

A beautiful blend of form and function, Hedley & Bennett’s “The Essential” apron is a must-have for home chefs. It features brilliant details—like an adjustable neck, plenty of pockets and an easy-to-clean cotton exterior. Plus, you can customize your look with 20+ color options and personalized embroidery.

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Commis Chef Signature Apron
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Simple and Striped

Designed by cooks, for cooks, this signature apron can handle any challenge. It’s made of a durable, heavyweight fabric and features adjustable straps that promise a custom fit. Plus, you can wear it two ways—either full length or folded and tied around your waist.

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Disney Mickey Minnie Adult Kid Aprons O
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Bring your favorite cartoon characters into the kitchen with these Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired aprons. We love their classic red-and-black-colors—and that they come in both kid and adult sizes! You’ll love these other Disney kitchen items, too.

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Amie Tie Dye Apron
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Trendy Tie-Dye

If you haven’t heard, tie-dye is back. And this pretty apron makes the most of the newfangled trend. We love the classic silhouette, barely there color and bright green accents on the straps and pockets.

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You Wanna Piece Pie Apron
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The Perfect Pun

Whether you’re prepping for Thanksgiving, Pi Day or a random craving, this punny pie apron is an ideal choice. We love its thick straps and burnt orange hue—plus all of those darling pie details! Is anyone else craving a slice? Check out these classic pie recipes.

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Floral And Pink Polka Dot Vintage Apron
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Pink Florals

Channel your inner Betty Crocker with this deliciously retro apron. It includes a side pocket, perfect for keeping your go-to kitchen utensil close at hand. P.S. These are the kitchen gadgets our Test Kitchen loves the most.

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House Apron
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Light Linen Apron

Don’t let your apron weigh you down. This linen version is nice and light—yet thick enough to protect you from spills. We also love the ample pocket space, perfect for holding utensils, a pencil or even your phone.

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Weber Black Bbq Apron
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Ready, Set, Grill

Washing grease stains out of your favorite T-shirt is not a fun task. Protect yourself on the way to the pit with this Weber grilling apron. It’s simple, affordable and perfect for slinging over any outfit. You’ll want these other grill accessories, too.

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Mama And Me Cupcake Apron Set
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Cupcake Apron Set

Baking season is hardly limited to Christmas. Grab your favorite little sous chef and whip up something worthy of the season in this matching apron set. The aprons are frilly and fun, with ruffle trim skirt and a side bow. They are practical, too, with a front-facing pocket where you can easily tuck a utensil or two inside. Unlike other options that display the utensil upright, this set lets them lay flat and out of sight, where they are also less likely to fall out. Kids will love to help make these no-bake recipes.

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Whimsical Birds Apron 1
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Whimsical Birds

Straight from the minds behind Madmade, say hello to the apron, reimagined. Designed by women for women, Madmade’s kitchen apron comes in plenty of printed fabric options, all with the thoughtful details that set this brand apart—including extra comfy shoulder straps and a non-restrictive, tunic style fit. Each apron is also reversible and includes practically placed pockets.

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Sweetheart Red Retro Kitchen Apron
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Retro Red

Don vintage style at its finest with this red retro apron. The apron’s tie-front design also includes a square side pocket, keeping your go-to kitchen gadget nearby without being in the way. Wearing this, something sweet has to be in the making, right? Try one of our favorite cookie recipes.

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Meyer Lemon Apron O
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Pop of Citrus

We always grab lemons when a dish needs a little extra “zing.” And now we’re reaching for this citrus-inspired apron, too! The cheery print is sure to put you in a good mood—especially if you’re whipping up an irresistible lemon dessert.

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Rebecca Walden
Rebecca C. Walden is a freelance writer with Deep South roots - an Alabama native now living in north Texas. Her writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, and many other regional publications, focusing on everything from health and wellness to parenting, family, and women's interests. Walden also provides freelance writing to corporate clients in finance, government, healthcare, and higher education. Check out her latest work @rebeccacwalden.com.
Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.