We have prepared for you a short guide on how to choose the right belt, as well as published a comprehensive table of sizes. Thanks to them, you will be able to choose the right size of a belt in a simple and quick way. It is worth noting that choosing a belt from so many items available on the market nowadays is not a simple task.
How important is the size of a belt?
The size is quite significant for several reasons. For the belt and pants to look aesthetically, the former cannot be too long. In addition, for the strap to be functional and easy to fasten, it should not be too short.
How to choose the correct belt size?
Take measurements around your natural waistline, where you would normally wear your trousers. When buying a belt, remember that your belt size is not the same as the size of your trousers. Your belt not only goes around your waist, but also – around the trousers, the shirt that you have tucked in, and your underwear. Based on that, it is highly recommended to buy a belt that is 2" larger than your waist size.
Trouser belts have their specific length. Belt sizes from 80 to 120 in centimeters and from 32 to 40 inches are considered to be standard ones. Each of these sizes can additionally be adjusted within the average range of 10-14 centimeters or 4-6 inches. It should be remembered that the size of the belt (for example 90 cm) refers to the circumference after fastening the central hole.
If you want to choose a proper size of a trouser belt, check the circumference of your waist and find the right size in the table below.
European Belt Sizes
Keep in mind that belts made out of natural leather may stretch, so as a result they may differ in size in the range of ± 1 cm.
The sizes of belts in Europe are range from 80 to 120 centimeters. Men usually use longer belts - from 90 to 120 and women prefer shorter ones - from 75 to 110 centimeters. The sizes of belts in Europe increase 5 centimeters with each size increment. According to the recommendations of experts, it is better to buy a belt that is too long than too short.
|Belt size||Length without a buckle||First eye||Last eyelet||Waist circumference|
|80||95 cm||70||85||75-80 cm|
|85||100 cm||75||90||80-85 cm|
|90||105 cm||80||95||85-90 cm|
|95||110 cm||85||100||90-95 cm|
|100||115 cm||90||105||95-100 cm|
|105||121 cm||95||110||100-105 cm|
|110||128 cm||100||115||105-110 cm|
|115||133 cm||105||120||110-115 cm|
|120||138 cm||110||125||115-120 cm|
US belt sizes
The sizes of belts in America are provided in inches. Size charts typically start from 26-28 inches and go as far as to 50 inches. Men use longer belts, while women and children opt for the shorter ones. As in Europe, it is recommended to initially measure the circumference of the belt to choose the proper belt size. Thanks to such an undertaking, it is possible to choose the right size from the table below.
|Waist size||Belt size|
|30 inches||32 inches|
|32 inches||34 inches|
|34 inches||36 inches|
|36 inches||38 inches|
|38 inches||40 inches|
|40 inches||42 inches|
Belt size - conversion chart
|Waist circumference (in/cm)||Belst size (cm)||Belst size (in)|
|30 in / 75-80 cm||80||32|
|32 in / 80-85 cm||85||34|
|34 in / 85-90 cm||90||36|
|36 in / 90-95 cm||95||38|
|38 in / 95-100 cm||100||40|
|40 in / 100-105 cm||105||42|
|42 in / 105-110 cm||110||44|
|44 in / 110-115 cm||115||46|