My grandma always wore an apron to do housework and cook. My mom never did. I have started to wear an apron when I cook, since too many times I've ruined shirts by getting tomato or grease on them.
What brought this to mind was that today I was making a sandwich using mustard in one of those squeeze bottles, and I shook the bottle to bring the mustard down to the opening, and ended up with mustard all over my shirt- and the floor and countertop. I have the shirt soaking and hope that there are no stains on it. It didn't occur to me to put the apron on for just making a sandwich.
Do you wear an apron?