Read First: Measurement Instructions
For waist trainers, the most important measurement is that of the waist. The waist should be measured at the narrowest part of the torso, typically above the belly button. Please follow the below instructions to ensure you get the most accurate measurements and the best size, DO NOT guess or assume your size!! These fit differently regular clothes!
Measure in the evening after your usual daily activities (Anytime after 4 should work)!
You will need:
A flexible measuring tape or non-stretchy string and a ruler.
1. Remove or raise clothing. Remove your shirt or raise to just below your chest. To get an accurate measurement, you need to remove any layers of clothing blocking your waist.
2. Find your waist. Use your fingers to find the top of your hips and the base of your rib cage. Your waist is the soft, fleshy section between these two bony parts. It will also be the narrowest part of your torso (Usually just above the belly button).
3. Take your measurement. Stand up straight and exhale slowly. Hold the end of the tape measure at your navel and bring it around your waist to the front. The measuring tape should be parallel to the floor and fit snugly around your torso without digging into your skin.
4. Read the tape. Look at the place on the tape where the zero end meets the other end of the tape measure. The location of this meeting point is your waist measurement.
5. Double-check your measurement. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement. If it is different from the first time, measure for a third time and take the average of the three numbers.
The secondary measurement that can be taken into account before ordering a waist trainer is that of the hips. The hips should be measured around the widest part of the butt.
Note: If you notice a discrepancy when looking at the sizing chart for the waist trainer you wish to order between the waist and hip size, your waist size should always take precedence. The hips may be much lower or higher on the scale, that is okay! Stick with the waist. The waist is 85% most important, than the hips at 10% then the bust at 5%.
If you are in between sizes (ex:29.5) go with the smaller size (Size M). Do not worry about the bust measurement. The Waist size is what you should be looking at. Hips are only 10% of the equation, so do not order based on hip size.
The size you come up with should be approximately 0-2 size(s) above your regular shirt size, depending on how tight or loose you usually wear your clothing. If you usually wear it tight, it may say to order 1-2 sizes bigger, if you usually wear loose / baggy style, it may be the same size or 1 size bigger than your shirt size.
In some cases, it may say you are two sizes above. Make sure to re measure and confirm your first measurement. As long as it matches the size chart you will be okay, do not freak out, it is just the way the sizes run.
DO NOT pick a bigger size than what your measurement is telling you to pick, as it will be too loose!