When buying a waist trainer, it's really important you get the right size.
How Do I Measure Myself?
A common misconception about measuring yourself for a waist trainer is that you’re supposed to measure the circumference of your hips or that you’re just supposed order the same size as your shirt or dress size. Neither of these things will ensure that you get a properly fitting waist trainer!
What you actually need to do is measure around your natural waist like I’m doing below:
It’s extremely important that when measuring, you don’t wrap the measuring tape too tightly around your waist. If it's too tight, you won’t give you an accurate measurement. If you’re unable to easily measure yourself, ask a friend or go to your local seamstress for assistance.
Here's a quick guide on how to get the correct measurement:
- Grab a measuring tape that has inches
- Stand up straight without sucking in your tummy
- Wrap the tape around your natural waist line (the smallest part of your torso - see picture above)
- Make sure tape isn't too tight or loose. It should fit snugly enough that it isn’t loose enough to slip a finger between the tape and your abdomen, but not so tight that it leaves any marks or causes the skin to bulge over
- Match the # of inches to the chart below, then choose the right size :)
S - 22 - 24 Inch Waist
M - 24 - 26 Inch Waist
L - 26 - 28 Inch Waist
XL - 28 - 30 Inch Waist
2XL - 30 - 32 Inch Waist
3XL - 32 - 33 Inch Waist
4XL - 33 - 35 Inch Waist
What If I’m Between Two Sizes?
ALWAYS PICK THE LARGER OF THE TWO SIZES!! For example, if you’re hovering right around 26” but aren’t sure whether or not you should get a medium or a large according to our size chart, go for the Large.
You have to keep in mind that each OMG Waist Trainer is created with three adjustment zippers so that you can fit the trainer to your body’s specific needs. This is because we know that while many people may fall in the same size category, no body is the same and we like to accommodate everyone. Because of the ability to adjust, you won’t need to subtract a few inches from your actual measurements like some waist training and corset companies advise.