Find your perfect fit for African waist beads
We understand the importance of a great fit. Our sizing chart was crafted with the fluidity of the female shape in mind. 

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30in 31in 32in 34in 36in 37.5in 39.5in 41.5in 43.5in 46in


Getting Started: We prioritize a seamless shopping experience for our customers, so all our waist beads are made true-to-size and match standardized clothes sizing. This means no need for a measuring tape (unless you want to). To find your size, simply pick the same size you usually would while shopping for clothing (e.g. jeans/dresses) online or in-store. You can also click "Try our Size Quiz" on our product pages for a custom recommendation.

Concerned about fit? You can expect our waist beads to land around your navel (i.e. belly button/womb area). We have found this to be the "sweet spot" where beads are comfortable for everyday wear, yet high enough to accentuate any figure. A common misconception around waist beads is that they are supposed to sit high on the torso. They are actually traditionally worn a bit lower to encourage everyday wear and body positivity. Swipe left on our product pages to see photos of our waist beads on a model.

Still unsure?  You can expect going a size up will likely land at your waist and a size down at your hips, if you're using your current clothing size as an anchor.

Really need help? Please contact Lisa via email with any specific questions + where you typically shop online. Otherwise, our general advice is "lean loose" when choosing your size. Why? Our beading wire is non-elastic (for durability) and if your beads are too tight, they will pop under enough pressure; also, keep in mind the female body changes depending on where it is on the menstrual cycle.

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