Why an apron is a must-have buy in isolation

Take inspiration for your lockdown look

Abigail Malbon

Isolation means we’re loving comfy loungewear right now, but does anyone else feel like they’re doing endless loads of laundry? The fact that most of us are cooking more than ever before probably doesn’t help - it’s all too easy to spill a sauce or splash something over your newly-washed clothes - which is why a kitchen apron is one of the handiest purchases you can make right now.

And where better to look for inspiration than our favourite celebs? Everyone from Kate Middleton to Ruth Langsford has been spotted wearing an apron, so we’ve rounded up the very best so you can follow their lead…


Cooking is nothing if not an excuse to have fun and enjoy yourself while we're in lockdown, and Ruth's apron is the perfect get-up. Snap up this similar style from Amazon for £14.95. 


Apron, £14.95, Amazon



The Duchess of Cambridge wore a plain and simple blue apron over her Alessandra Rich dress during filming for A Berry Royal Christmas in December.


Kitchen apron, £4.49, Amazon


And who better to lead the way than Mary Berry? The TV baker has her own kitchen range with retailer Lakeland, and this jazzy star-print apron is bound to brighten up the kitchen.


Mary Berry star print apron, £24.99, Lakeland


Chicken Satay and Satay Sauce 2 chicken breast cut into small pieces or 4 thighs . Sauce Tin of coconut milk 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp of chilli powder Splash of say sauce 1 tsp curry powder 4 tbsp peanut butter . Crunchy is best Heat the top layer of the coconut milk about 1/3!9f the tin in a pan and add everything else except the peanut butter and cook until fragrant . Add the peanut butter . Another 1/3 coconut milk ( the rest is for the marinade ) Bring to the boil , add some water if you thick and that’s it all done . Turn off the heat . Marinade The remaining coconut milk 1 tsp curry powder 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp of chilli powder Splash of say sauce Mix it all together marinade for a couple of hours if you have the time . Thread on to skewers and grill over a high heat for a few mins each side or cook on the BBQ enjoy #lockdown #lockdownrecipes #satay #easy @johntorodecooks

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John Torode and Lisa Faulkner stressed Instagram followers out recently when they posted a video of themselves cooking in their wedding day outfits - without protection! One follower wrote: "Oh my GOD, put an apron on @lisafaulknercooks” - and it looks like they took the advice, because she’s since posted a live video of herself in a plain black style. Perfect for messy hands!


Basics woven cotton apron, £6, John Lewis


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