Round umbrellas get their shape from a series of panels which make up an outdoor patio umbrella. The number of panels can vary from 6 to as many as 24 on some high-fashion umbrella designs. The more panels, the more the umbrella approaches a truly round shape. Because of wide number of panels available, you will find the greatest selection of umbrella diameters in this shape.
Round umbrellas are also the most traditional shape and the most versatile. They complement round and square shaped dining tables as well as small seating areas. Round umbrellas are the traditional shape of beach umbrellas and are found on both patio and market umbrella styles.