This is a great belt, but if you are torn on which size to order, I would recommend going smaller. This belt looks best when you use the exact middle set of holes (To make the non-elastic part even...What you see in the photo is just the front of the belt, the back is all elastic.), so going smaller and letting the elastic stretch a bit more looks best. I got the larger size, and I am returning it for the smaller one. My hips (where I wear this particular belt) are 34", and the bigger one is too big to keep on that middle set of holes.
I spent good money on a belt that is mis-represented! The description says an extra large belt is 37-40 inches---exactly what I wanted! The belt was delivered and seemed too big. Stamped on the inside is XL (42-44). A measurement confirmed that the holes are punched from 42 to 44 inches. I trusted that what is described is what I would get. The belt itself is quite nice, just not the size it said it is. When I called Overstock for help, I spoke with a really kind young lady. She did her best to find out how she could resolve the problem. In the end, I am mostly happy with the resolution, although I am out the money that it cost to have a mis-represented belt sent to me.
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