The ‘H’ shape will have good horizontal balanced between the shoulders and hips but does however lack waist definition. This is due to very little space between the bottom rib and the hip bone that sits just out at the front of your pelvis. The closer they are together, the less waist you’ll possess.
What bathers to wear…
1. A tankini is ideal, particularly one with an empire line – this is where the seam is placed just under the bust and sits at your narrowest point. These will help your lack of waist appear less obvious, while lengthening and covering you at the same time.
2. Make sure it has a built-in-bra with an under wire to further support and lengthen your torso – particularly if you’re a DD cup and above.
3. Do a deep wide V-neck swim suit to allow your shoulders to appear a tad wider than they really are. V-necks are vertical, therefore will always create length. This will visually help to minimise your waist also.
4. Make the waist area of your swimsuit really boring with zero details, and in dark receding neutrals.
5. If you love waist detail a shirred or ruched cross over style swimsuit could work quite well. Perhaps consider built-in waist support to slim just a tad if this is your goal.
6. A one piece swim suit with lots of vertical patterns and or prints is a great way to look longer throughout the waist and torso.
7. A dense all over pattern or print with a very low contrast will help hide any torso/waist issues you may be concerned about.
8. Create a column of colour by wearing a long shirt over your bathers. Monochromatic or dark coloured bathers under a lighter coloured shirt will lengthen and narrow the most effectively.
9. A high placed focal point such as a chunky necklace in your eye or bather colours will bring attention to your face.