The bouffant has the attached band in the front. The band makes the front flatter and doesn't allow the cap to stand as taller on your head. Where the ebonnet has elastic and a drawstring. Some ladies say it helps lay their edges down. The bouffant has covered elastic with a cord lock in the back so that you can adjust it for comfort, not a drawstring. You can request the bouffant in regular or oversized. Most natural ladies working in the medical field also choose the bouffant to cover their hair at work. They are both great bonnets.