There are plenty of things to remember when buying sunglasses, but the most important rule of thumb is probably this: the fairer your complexion, the more you should consider subtler colours for the frame and lenses. In other words, bright tones do not go well with light-coloured skin because they make it seem very pale in comparison. For "normal" fair complexions, experts therefore recommend choosing a white frame or a similarly discreet colour, or even a subtle, graduated tint. Darker skin tones have the advantage that they can be combined with almost any colour. Strong, eye-catching colours form a striking contrast to darker complexions and are therefore an excellent choice for sunglass lenses and frames. The frame shape of the sunglasses you choose is also very important. Perhaps the most useful rule of thumb here is that a slender face will benefit most from a slender frame, or alternatively – if you are looking for something more eye-catching – a thicker frame with gaps towards the middle, in the style of aviator sunglasses. This ensures that the sunglasses form a harmonious unit with your face rather than dominating it completely.