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June 26, 2023 3 min read

Whether you're looking for a stylish accessory to complete your outfit or need a functional belt to keep your pants in place, understanding belt sizing is essential. In this blog post, we'll explore the different belt sizing systems used worldwide and provide you with tips on how to measure a belt and choose the right length for your needs. Let's get started!

How Doshi Measures Belts

Before we get started, it’s important to recognize that we measure our belts differently at Doshi. 

The World of Belt Sizing

Believe it or not, belt sizing can vary depending on where you are in the world. The three most common sizing systems are the US, UK, and European systems. Let's take a closer look at each of them:

  • US Belt Sizing:In the United States, belt sizes are usually measured in inches. The sizes typically range from 28 to 48 inches, with 2-inch increments. To find your US belt size, measure your waist circumference and match it to the closest available size.
  • UK Belt Sizing:The United Kingdom follows a slightly different approach, where belt sizes are usually measured in centimeters. The sizes range from 70 to 120 centimeters, with 5-centimeter increments. Again, measure your waist circumference and match it to the nearest available size.
  • European Belt Sizing: Europe uses a different system altogether. Belt sizes are measured in centimeters, but they often correspond to the length from the buckle's end to the middle hole. European belt sizes typically range from 80 to 120 centimeters. To determine your European belt size, measure the circumference of your waist and convert it to the closest available size.

Measuring a Belt

Now that you know the different sizing systems, it's time to measure your belt properly. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get accurate measurements:

  • Step 1: Lay the belt on a flat surface.
  • Step 2: Locate the point where the buckle attaches to the belt.
  • Step 3: Measure from the buckle's end (excluding the buckle itself) to the hole you most commonly use.
  • Step 4: Take note of this measurement, as it will help you choose the right belt size when shopping.

Choosing the Right Belt Length

The right belt length not only ensures a comfortable fit but also adds a touch of style to your outfit. Here are some tips to consider:

  • General Rule: When it comes to belt length, it's better to opt for a size that is slightly longer than your waist measurement. This allows for adjustments and versatility, especially if you plan on wearing the belt with different clothing items.
  • Outfit-Specific Considerations: For jeans or casual pants, add 2-3 inches to your waist measurement for an ideal belt size. If you plan on wearing the belt with dress pants or tailored outfits, a slightly shorter belt is recommended.


Understanding belt sizes and lengths is crucial for finding the perfect accessory that complements your style and ensures a comfortable fit. By knowing the different sizing systems, how to measure a belt, and considering the right length for various outfits, you'll be well-equipped to make informed choices.

At Doshi, we offer a wide range of vegan fashion accessories, including belts, designed with both style and sustainability in mind. Explore our collection today and find the perfect belt that suits your preferences and values. Happy belting!

Note: The content provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only. The sizing and measuring methods may vary across brands and regions, so it's always recommended to refer to the specific sizing guidelines provided by the manufacturer

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