THE BEST way to get the correct belt size is to measure around yourself – over the top of clothing of the same type the belt will be worn with – at the point where the belt will be worn. Alternately, you can measure a belt that currently fits you as shown below.
The reason for this may be clearer to the girls than the guys. Men tend to have ONE place where all of our jeans ride about the same. Women may have one pair high on the waist, one at the waist, and another worn on the hips, each resulting in different measurements. MORE INFORMATION can be found in the belt info page.