Should you opt for a bib, crossback, or a smock apron?
A bib apron has an adjustable strap that goes over your head, and “it can fit lots of different-size people,” Bennett says. A good one also has a waist tie and pockets, or as Bennett puts it, “everything you need and nothing you don’t.” As for a crossback apron, its straps cross in the back and don’t sit on your neck, making it a great option for someone who cooks all day. “It’s a little bit like a sports bra,” Bennett says. “Once it’s in place, nothing is moving, and it doesn’t ride up or down at all on your body.” Smock-style aprons go on over your head and have two broad straps of fabric that sit on your shoulders, like a sleeveless shirt. They are supersimple to put on since there are no ties involved. They’re also looser and rather flowy, making them supercomfortable.