I’ve started cooking and washing dishes with an apron on now. It kinda makes sense because when you’re cooking, especially when frying, you get all sorts of splatter that goes everywhere, including your clothes. When washing dishes, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been soaked afterwards because a wayward spoon redirected the water up and out of the sink and onto my shirt.
For better or worse, I bought an apron off Amazon that was probably meant for cosplay, rather than the kitchen. If you’re familiar with an anime series called Way of the Househusband, you probably know the titular character wears an apron almost all the time. I got an apron exactly like his, down to the cartoon dog on the front. The problem is it’s sorta flimsy and thin. It’s thick enough to protect me from oil and sauce splatters but for dish washing, sometimes the volume of water coming out of the sink is enough to soak through the apron and still get on my clothes. It’s better than not wearing it though, so I can’t complain too much.
I’m a real chef now.