Whether you prefer the cool touch of colored plastic or the high tech of titanium, most sunglasses makers say the wraparound shape is key this spring. Look for such innovations as colored metals and ghost mirrors that refract sun while exposing the eyes, to turn what was once a medical necessity into an everyday objet d’art for the face.


1. Vogue metal with rhinestone wraparounds, $119. www.vogue-eyewear.com or at the Sunglass Hut, (800) 786-4527

2. Boston Proper green plastic “Diva” shades, $25. (800) 243-4300, www.bostonproper.com 

3. Panoptx tortoise “Sprint” sunglasses, $60 to $125, depending on the lens. (925) 484-0292, www.panoptx.com 

4. Donna Karan brown plastic wrap sunglasses, $179. www.donnakaran.com or at the Sunglass Hut, (800) 786-4527

5. Persol plastic-with-rhinestone sunglasses, $189. www.persol.com or at the Sunglass Hut, (800) 786-4527

6. Smith Optics “Method” root beer fade wraparounds, $80. (800) 635-4401, www.smithoptics.com 

7. Maui Jim “Makaha” rimless tortoise wraps, $149. (888) 628-4546, www.mauijim.com 

8. Ray-Ban metal wraparounds, $114. www.rayban.com or at the Sunglass Hut, (800) 786-4527

9. Morgenthal Frederics “Rocco” wraparounds, $335. (888) 608-8700, www.morgenthalfrederics.com