Sunbonnets: your sizing, fit, + styling guide

February 17, 2020 27 Comments

Sunbonnets: your sizing, fit, + styling guide

You love the sunbonnet look: the wide brim screams “sun coverage!”, the ties ensure that it will stay put even when your babe is running around wildly after drinking a bit too much juice, and when you close your eyes you envision that perfect color on them as they play in the sand (you’re definitely planning to snap a photo of that exact image this summer, btw). But maybe you’re unsure which size to get, how exactly it should fit, or how to style it. Enter this blog post. We’re here to help you feel confident in your sunbonnet purchase, so you + your babe can get the most out of these sunny day essentials!

"Our Island Stripe sunbonnet was our most reached-for bonnet last year, and that’s saying a lot since I work at a bonnet company." -Blair, Content Manager at Briar

Sizing

The first thing you should do is check our size chart. Let me say it again a little louder: THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS CHECK OUR SIZE CHART! Our bonnets generally run true to size, and they fit best toward the end of the size range, BUT every baby is unique and a 27 month old might fit into a 6-12 month bonnet or a 10 month old might fit into a 12-24 month bonnet depending on their head size, so make sure to go by the measurements on the size chart - conveniently found right here!

In general, we do not recommend sizing up. The brim is wide. It’s meant to be wide! But if you size up, the brim might wear your babe instead of the other way around, you know what I mean?

Fit

We made a handy little infographic to show you how the sunbonnets are meant to fit! 

Keep in mind that the body of the sunbonnet should fit the same as our classic bonnets, and on the larger sizes especially the brim may be wider than you might expect - and that’s normal! You can always flip the brim back, but if the sunbonnet is properly fitting and tied securely, the brim should hold its shape to shade your babe’s entire face without impeding their vision.

If floppy brims aren’t your thing, no worries! We have a lovely array of brimmed bonnets that will shade your babe’s eyes without the excess fabric.

Styling

We asked members of our Facebook group, the Briar Society, to submit photos of their babes in sunbonnets to give you some styling inspiration!

 Photo credit clockwise from top left: Luci Lopez (ft. 2019 Poppy Sunbonnet), Casey O'Donnell (ft. 2019 Ivory Sunbonnet), Oksana Walter (ft. Island Stripe) 

Bottom line? Wear these with anything, anywhere! Swimsuits in the pool, sweaters at the beach, tonal color palettes, contrasting color palettes, patterns, during swing naps, you name it. For more styling inspiration + IRL sunbonnet photos, join our Facebook group!

Photo credit clockwise from left: Nancy Nguyen (ft. Island Stripe), Christina Smith (ft. 2019 Poppy Sunbonnet), Madison Cripe (ft. 2019 Salmonberry Sunbonnet)  

Sizing? Check. Fit? Check. Styling? Check. You're ready to do this (and if not, don't hesitate to email hello@briarbaby.com with specific questions!). Shop our sunbonnets here!




27 Responses

Adelaida
Adelaida

April 06, 2020

Neeeed the sunbonnets for my Babe 😫😍

LINDSAY HENIGE
LINDSAY HENIGE

March 12, 2020

So adorable!

Marina Salama
Marina Salama

February 19, 2020

These are perfection! As a pediatrician I love how much sun coverage these offer! As a mama I love how chic they are! Can’t wait to get my hands on these for my babe.

Marina Salama
Marina Salama

February 19, 2020

These are perfection! As a pediatrician I love how much sun coverage these offer! As a mama I love how chic they are! Can’t wait to get my hands on these for my babe.

Tania Cooling
Tania Cooling

February 19, 2020

Beautiful!! I need one of each, the perfect summer bonnets :)

Sarah Gross
Sarah Gross

February 19, 2020

I just absolutely need one for my son especially for our beach trip at the beginning of the summer!!! Babies in big floppy hats are unmatched 😍

victoria
victoria

February 18, 2020

I am so excited to get these for my girls! I don’t know how I’m going to decide on color!! So beautiful!

Iris Rooney
Iris Rooney

February 18, 2020

Snagged one for my granddaughter last year ! Can’t wait to see the new colors!

Bethany Goodin
Bethany Goodin

February 17, 2020

Okayyyyyy. I was pumped about y’all restocking the terry bandit in more sizes in March but now that tie just released this collection on the sunbonnets I’m on a whole new level of excitement! Can’t wait!!!

Oksana Walter
Oksana Walter

February 17, 2020

I cannot wait for summer to use our natural stripe sunbonnet!! All the colors are dreamy! 😍😍

Oksana Walter
Oksana Walter

February 17, 2020

I cannot wait for summer to use our natural stripe sunbonnet!! All the colors are dreamy! 😍😍

Neomi Costilla
Neomi Costilla

February 17, 2020

We purchased poppy and island stripe last summer and it has been nothing but love! I really like the new soft colours and would recommend these to Momma’s of both boys and girls for their versatility, fit, comfort, and coverage. And, they are truly adorable!

Kee Thorud
Kee Thorud

February 17, 2020

Oyster and sunrise are my favorite right now but I think we need all of them!❤

Jaqueline Medina
Jaqueline Medina

February 17, 2020

The sun bonnets are lovely! Would love them for my daughter 💕

Keli
Keli

February 17, 2020

Neeeed these for my Babe for our trip back home to Guam!🤗

Madison Cripe
Madison Cripe

February 17, 2020

So excited for these!

Beck
Beck

February 17, 2020

I live in Phoenix , full sun all the time.I need these for my girl!

Jody
Jody

February 17, 2020

My nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby! They NEED these sunbonnets for the cabin next year!

Jodi Lynn Buckles
Jodi Lynn Buckles

February 17, 2020

Absolutely darling bonnets, I would love these for my son! Thanks for gorgeous products Briar!

Natalia
Natalia

February 17, 2020

Absolutely the cutest they can be .

Anabela Soares
Anabela Soares

February 17, 2020

My baby has been wearing Briar since birth and absolutely love them and we love dressing up. It would be so lovely to have a full collection :)

Morgan
Morgan

February 17, 2020

So in love with these!!

Alina
Alina

February 17, 2020

These are amazing!!!!!!!!

Brit/Arizona
Brit/Arizona

February 17, 2020

Love this! I never want to have to choose between this much perfection!

Dawn Ellermeyer
Dawn Ellermeyer

February 17, 2020

So darling!

Julie
Julie

February 17, 2020

One is each pleeease!

Caroline
Caroline

February 17, 2020

These are to die for!

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