Since I'm often in the kitchen slaughtering some freshly hunted meat I go through lots of aprons every week. This may perhaps be a bit wierd, but I like to make them out of towels (new ones).
My grandma used to make me aprons like this:
I just take a towel (sometimes I cut out parts for the ribbon), fold it to crinkles, sew it to a thick ribbon and then add some lace or bows where needed. They turn out so cute! Sometimes I even do some screenprints on.
Here's a few inspirations I found online:
Since I always (almost) wear short skirts I need to have short aprons, and towel apron's the best for that :)
I'm a member in a 18'th society club and during parts of the 18'th century apron was worn by both the plebs and the high society. But for the high society it was more of a fashion item, and often made of sheer materials.