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Belt Size Chart



From Dedicated Belt Lovers: 

People have been wearing belts since the Bronze Age. Before the jazz age, belts mostly served as decorative pieces or were utilitarian entities of a soldier’s uniform. But in the 1920s, trouser waists lowered and belts became a necessary part of an outfit. Today, belts are still supporting trousers, of course, but now they’re also adding dashing colors and style to an ensemble. Whether you’re looking for wholesale leather belts for buckles, canvas belts or stylish studded belts, womens skinny belts or mens punk belts; finding the right belt size can be somewhat daunting. It doesn’t have to be though!


Women’s Fashion Belt Styles: Get the Look

Belts, of course, look great with chic pants and a tucked-in blouse. Skirts and dresses can also be accessorized with belts! Women’s belts are diverse so finding a belt for any occasion shouldn’t be hard.

Looking for a stylish belt for your favorite work outfit? Pair a vibrant, bright, and thin belt with dark slacks or dress. Add a pair of chic heels to complete your outfit. Want to accent your dress for a night on the town? Belt it. Try a thick, solid-color belt worn at the waist. A thick belt on your waist can help improve the shape of a dress and define your waist. If you want to make a bold statement or spice up an average outfit, belts are a great accessory which add the final touch to an outfit.


Quick tips:

  • Two essentials every woman should have in her closet are natural-toned skinny belts and a dark wide belt.
  • Skinny belts are great for adding an elegant and chic touch to pants or a suit.
  • Skinny belts are often made out of thin, leather strips or chain links.
  • Wide belts trim waistlines and create a classic, fashion-forward look.  
  • Wide belts are made in a variety of styles. Stretchy materials with elastic are comfortable and will not slip down.
  • Simple belts that are neutral in color and style are versatile and can be paired with many outfits.


 Men’s Formal Belt Styles: Get the Class

The basics of men’s belts are simple and relatively easy to learn. The two main types of men’s belts on the market are formal and casual. Distinguishing between the two styles is relatively simple task to master. Formal belts are thin--roughly the size of your thumb or smaller. Conversely, anything wider is considered a casual belt.


Quick tips:

  • Formal belts come in three main colors: black, brown, and tan.
  • Formal belts generally have a flat and small buckles that are usually silver or gold.
  • Metal outfit accessories (cuff links, tie clips, etc.) should match the color of the belt.
  • Shoes should also match the color of a formal belt.
  • Casual belts tend to be wide with large and rounded buckles.
  • Belts should typically be two to three sizes bigger than your pants. If your pant size is 32”, then a 34”-36” belt will fit well.
  • You should be able to tuck your belt under the first loop of your pants once it is fastened. The belt shouldn’t be long enough to wrap around your waist.
  • You can wear your belt on either side of your body. So long as the belt successfully holds up your pants, wearing it on the right or left side of your body is simply a matter of preference.