i wish i bothered with aprons at times. i have a few that sit in the cupboard over the stove that collect dust, as cool as they are. i normally just try to avoid splashes and close contact. deftly,as i'd like to think falsely of myself.
a white lab smock might be a better choice if i had my choice. i have a few white and grey ones that with an erruptive pot of tomato sauce would make me look like a mad scientist.
but the clothes that get stained from cooking become garden, yard, or otherwise "work" clothes.