Belly Chain Size Chart and How to Choose the Right Style for You

In this article you will discover different your belly chain size and style options. A belly chain is a type of jewelry that is worn around the waist. It’s usually made of metal, plastic or leather and it can be used as an accessory to a variety of outfits.

Belly chains are often worn by people in the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. The most common use for them is to hold up one’s sari or dhoti. In the United States and Europe, belly chains are more popular to wear during hot summer days. For example, on the beach with swimwear or in combination with a low-cut shirt or dress.

Best belly chain size for your waist circumference

The length of the belly chain is an important part of how it looks on you. A longer belly chain will have more weight swinging and will look better if you are wearing a low-cut shirt or dress. A shorter belly chain will not have as much weight and may not look as good with certain outfits.

Fortunately, many chaines are also adjustable. However, for the swinging length it is important to choose the right size. Furthermore, some prefer to wear the belly chain on the hips. In that case, the adjustability comes in handy as well.

Belly chain size waist height length
Waist height for best belly chain length – © Sizelist

Belly chain size table in inches and cm

Always add at least 2 inches (or 5 cm) to the waist circumference to choose the correct belly chain length.

Please note: if you see size 27 – 31 inches, for example, it means the chain has an extender which gives you the ability to wear it from 27 to 31 inches.

SizeWaist in inchesBelly chain length in inches
XXS25 inch27 inch
XS26.5 inch28.5 inch
S27.5 inch29.5 inch
M29.5 inch31.5 inch
L31.5 inch33.5 inch
XL33.5 inch35.5 inch
XXL35.5 inch37.5 inch
1X42 inch44 inch
2X45 inch47 inch
3X49 inch51 inch
4X54 inch56 inch
5X59 inch61 inch
6X64 inch66 inch
SizeWaist in cmWaist chain length in cm
XXS60 cm65 cm
XS65 cm70 cm
S70 cm75 cm
M75 cm80 cm
L80 cm85 cm
XL85 cm90 cm
XXL90 cm95 cm

Style options to sparkle

Belly chains come in many styles and lengths, so it is important to know what style will work best for you and for the occasion. There are two main styles: waistline and hipline.

1. Waistline style

The waistline style may be better if you want the chain to sit at your natural waistline or higher up on your hips. For example, a model with diamond stones that can also be worn over clothing.

belly chain size chart style leather metal gold

Or how about this design with charms on it. Beautiful on the beach in combination with swimwear. You can choose to wear it tight or looser.

waist chain swimwear

2. Hip style

The hip style will sit lower on your hips and can be worn with pants or skirts that are high-waisted. The length of the chain should be proportional to the body type of the wearer.


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You can also read more about other jewelry sizing.

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