Not all waist trainers are created equal. There is a tendency for us to want to order a size smaller than we should as the perception is, the tighter the trainer, the better. Size matters and when we say size, we are referring to your true size as measured in most instances by your waist and weight.
Please note, waist trainers tend to run small to begin with, because they are undergarments that are intended to tighten your waist unlike normal clothing that is supposed to fit snug. In most cases, you will find that the size you order according to the chart will be tight to begin with. For this reason, we recommend that you use the size recommendations provided with the charts associated with each of our products but the general chart outlined below can be used in most instances for many of the trainers we carry. You will find that many of our trainers come standard with 3 layered rows and hooks that allow you to adjust into your trainer for that perfect fit as well as the compression you are looking for.
When in doubt, always measure up! What do we mean? If you find yourself falling in between two sizes, and are unsure, always take the next size up or you will get yourself into a very uncomfortable fit and be discouraged in using your trainer, which is what we want to avoid.
Everyone has a different body composition. Determining what size you wear is not always as simple as looking at a size chart. The amount of unwanted fat in your waist/midsection is the critical measurement.