UPF50+ Elegant UV Sun Parasol. Cosmopolitan, White on White.

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A stylish UV sun parasol, with a UPF50+ rating and a uniquely elegant design.  A wind vent and flat canopy helps to create a wind-resistant design, while the unique fabric of the canopy blocks 98% of UV rays and looks effortlessly Summery. Weighing 250-280 grams, these parasols are lightweight yet sturdy.

The Cosmopolitan range of parasols have elegant wooden handles and are finished with a neat trim around the edges of a white parasol.

This “stick” style of sun parasol is available with either a short handle or long handle. Women under 160cm tall (5'2") find the short handle more comfortable, while taller women find the longer handle more comfortable to hold.

  • UPF rating of fabric: UPF50+
  • % of UV rays blocked by fabric: ~98%
  • Fabric: Cotton blend
  • Handle: Wood Mechanism:
  • Manual Ribs: Fibreglass
  • Open length: 58 cm (23 inches)
  • Open diameter: 80cm (31.5 inches)
  • Folded length of short style: 58cm (23 inches)
  • Folded length of long style: 78cm (31 inches)
  • Weight of short style: 250 grams (9 ounces)
  • Weight of long style: 280 grams (10 ounces)
  • Designed in Australia, made in China.

Why our customers love it

Inspired by our popular Duchess parasol, the Cosmopolitan Collection is effortlessly elegant with the added benefit of two options in handle-length.  

The short handle style is suitable for ladies under 160 cm and is also popular for little girls. The long handle style is more comfortable for women over 160cm.

They are classic white in colour, to complement all outfits, with a trim on the edge of the parasol and wind vent.

Perfectly sized, just for you: The short parasol has a folded length of 58cm or 23 inches, so it will fit inside luggage making it ideal for travellers. The long parasol is 78cm (31 inches), making it more comfortable for taller ladies to hold.

Elegant: The canopy is made from a cotton blend fabric, to differentiate its appearance from a rain umbrella and evoke a Summery vibe.

Carry Bag: Includes a matching carry bag with strap, to protect the sun umbrella and making it easy to carry when not in use.

Comfortable: Teardrop shared wooden handle, for a comfortable grip.

UPF50+ rating: Enhanced with a sun blocker to provide UPF50+ protection, which will keep you cooler and protect your skin, without giving you hat-hair. The sun blocker also causes water to bead off the canopy, so your parasol will protect you if you get caught in the rain.

Wind resistant: Wind vent built into the canopy, to allow any breeze to dissipate ensuring that your sun umbrella will not invert. 

Stunning and unique straight canopy, which allow the breeze to pass straight across rather than get caught in the curve of a rain umbrella.

Durable: Quality mechanism and fibreglass ribs, for a durable and long lasting sun umbrella.

Perfect coverage: The open canopy diameter (80cm or 31.5 inches) is the perfect size for a sun umbrella. It can be angled to maximise your shade to protect your upper body, whilst being unobtrusive in a crowd.

Lightweight: Weighs just 250 grams, making it comfortable to hold for any length of time.​


UPF rating: 50+

% of UV rays blocked: Over 98%

Fabric: Cotton blend

Handle: Wood

Mechanism: Manual

Ribs: Fibreglass

Open length: 58 cm (23 inches)

Open diameter: 80cm (31.5 inches)

Folded length of short style: 58cm (23 inches)

Weight of short style:250 grams (9 ounces)

Folded length of long style: 78cm (31 inches)

Weight of long style: 280 grams (10 ounces)

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4.9 Based on 21 Reviews
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    Nicole C.
    Australia Australia

    Great idea. I have Lupus and need to be out of the sun, so this parasol is perfect to protect my skin.

    Ingrid C.
    Australia Australia

    The first time I used the parasol a woman passing by said 'you look so elegant!' Nice start :) Being tallish, I chose the model with the longer handle, and this feature allows me to use the parasol without feeling like I'm doing a baby chicken look. Even though the diameter of the brolly is given on the website, I nevertheless got a little surprise when I first saw and opened it- but the smaller diameter works well in more crowded situations, so that you're not boncing people in the head or jabbing eyes! Also, it is nicely light. I'm going to add a small wrist loop so that I can quickly hang the umbrella on my wrist (eg when needing both hands to rummage in a handbag) when I don't actually want to tuck it into the sleeve that comes with it. The umbrella turned out to have a small mark on it when I received it, but the Sunbella lady was really helpful about solving the situation.

    Australia Australia
    nice and light weight

    I am so impressed! Even though I'm quite tall I purchased the smaller size as I wanted something that could fit into a tote bag. It fits into my bag with only the top of the wooden handle poking out, which I actually think looks cute. The weight is much lighter than expected which was a pleasant surprise! It works perfectly for sun protection and was no trouble during a spot of wind. I thought I would be a little more self conscious walking around with a parasol but the design is so classic and simple I really didn't feel silly, especially not in this outrageous Australian heat. It's going to be perfect for commuting to work.

    Jessica F.
    Australia Australia
    Ultimate Elegance

    What a beautiful design! So classy and elegant, as well as functional.

    Australia Australia
    Outstanding Service and gorgeous product!

    I called Casey to ask about collecting the Cosmopolitan Sun Parasol in white. Casey was warm and friendly on the telephone and more than happy to accomodate my plans for the day. My son collected the Parasol from Jillian, my son said Jillian was friendly and lovely to talk too. The umbrella was packaged with a plastic wrapping to protect the product and it comes in a white cotton blend bag that can be pulled closed at the bottom of to protect the main umbrella section. The short handle (I purchased a short one) protrudes from underneath this. The handle is beautifully finished with the Sunbella logo on it. The umbrella is not as big as the usual rain umbrella when it is opened, but this is why it is designed for the sun. The canopy is perfect to create individual sun protect. The whole umbrella is classic, elegant and will never date. Jillian has given me a new prototype of gloves to try (review to come in the next few days). Thank you Jillian! Looking forward to trying these.

    Monika A.
    Australia Australia
    Great umbrella and wonderful customer service!

    The umbrella is great and it works great even on windy days. The customer service is also amazing. Highly recommend!

    Claire S.
    Australia Australia
    Stylish & Practical

    Showing the sun who’s boss in the most glamorous of ways!

    Leonie S.
    Australia Australia
    Sunbella white parasol

    Beautiful quality and great for keeping the sun off.

    Karen v.
    Australia Australia
    Colour choice

    I have been purchasing the short handle parasol for a few years now and at one stage an orange parasol was available. Now only white. A limited choice of colours would be appreciated. I find the product of good quality and light weight and leave one in my car and on our boats and pack one for travels. Highly recommend this product.

    jessica o.
    Australia Australia
    Very pretty but to short for me.

    I’m 5.2 and I find this handle far too short. I will allow my child to use it when she is a little older and more responsible, as it is very pretty and white. It’s a classic stylish design and I just wish I had chosen the longer handle rather than the websites advice. Also the carrier would benefit from being patterned, or of a thicker fabric so you don’t have to worry about where you place it down. The umbrella is brilliantly white which is its selling feature so having the carrier white means you have to be careful where you place it. It’s currently the best on the market in my opinion but it’s not cheap so the small details matter.

    Sun Bella

    Hi Jess, Thanks for your feedback, sorry I'm only just seeing this now! In future, we would always be happy to swap products if you aren't happy with the one that you have purchased. If this one is still in it's original packaging please drop me a note and we can take it from there. I do know what you mean - there is definitely an element of personal preference in the length of the handle, because depending on where you hold it / rest it on your shoulder affects the balance of the whole parasol. The guidelines have been based on our feedback from customers at markets, but it's a tricky thing to provide advice for online. Please let me know if I can assist with a product swap. Warmest, Casey

    Liz K.
    Australia Australia
    Fabulous brollys

    Exactly what I was looking for for elderly relatives at a wedding, who won’t wear hats to mess their hair and like looking a bit stylish

    Life changing

    Effective, comfortable and convenient. Beautifully designed, so fresh and elegant, a work of art. Thank you Sunbella, l am so fortunate to have found you. I have long wished for a product like this. I now have 3 of your different parasols ... truly life changing Much gratitude, Shelley. Victoria

    Gorgeous Parasol

    This is a beautiful and functional parasol. Amazing customer service and prompt delivery - highly recommended!

    Ross M.
    Great Gift

    I bought this product as a gift for my Mother, she loves it, and its a glamorous way to stay cool under the sun.

    Save your skin..

    Best purchase ever! It's light, a perfect size and lovely natural fabric for airflow. It protects me from the sun exactly as I want. I use it everywhere I go outside, including the beach, and always get lovely comments. Thank you Sunbella - you saved my skin!

    Chantal M.