How do I measure my waist for waistbeads?


For those that are new to waistbeads, how to go about measuring your waist can be very frustrating. How to tie your waist beads truly depends on where you want them to rest on your hips or waist. Usually, they are tied just below the naval and (or) above the hips. It's all about preference. Also, one of the biggest misconceptions is that your stomach has to be flat in order to wear waistbeads.



That is absolutely FALSE! You can have a belly and absolutely wear waistbeads. This is when wearing them for the purpose of waist training serves its purpose. Beads are great indicators in weight gain. They will fall lower on your waist if you lose weight and become tighter or higher on your waist if you gain weight.


Following steps should be taken into consideration to make the correct measurements:

  • Don’t hold your breath or suck your belly in. This will affect your measurement.
  • Remove any layers of clothing that may be blocking your waist.
  • Stand up straight, hold the measuring tape right behind you, and bring it around your waist so that it overlaps at your navel. The tape should be parallel to the floor and fit snugly around your torso. Avoid digging it into your skin. Leave just a little bit of room for bloating.
  • Read the measuring tape carefully. Look at the place on the tape where zero end meets the other end of the tape measure. The location of this meeting point is your waist measurement. 
  • Still not sure? Have someone else check it for you. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement. 

Do you still want further assistance in tying your waistbeads? If you cannot make it to our shop or to one of our 'Let's Get Waisted' Workshops, you can now have an online consultation with Tima Samad, creative director and founder Design By U, via live video call. This is for tying your waistbeads that are on string only. Now you can get instructions from the comfort of your own home and not have to worry about not wearing waistbeads that you have purchased.

Visit our Services Tab to schedule and also visit our FAQ's tab to read the most common questions asked about Waist Beads.

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