I can almost hear you saying ‘not another Gucci belt’! I know! I know they’ve been everywhere lately, and I wasn’t going to post about it, but since deciding I was going to purchase one I found out that there isn’t much information out there regarding size references. I am far from rich, so going into a luxury boutique is something that scares the hell out of me. I find them really intimidating, so online luxury shopping is something I am very thankful for.
When I went on the Gucci website I realised that for women they had two different belt size guides; waist and hip. So it depends where you’re planning on wearing your belt. I’m more of a high-rise anything kinda gal, but I do occasionally wear lower jeans or trousers, so I was slightly baffled as to what size to go for. I tried to google ‘Gucci belt sizes’ and even went on YouTube to try and get some advice, but all the videos I watched were very vague. Most of the girls mentioned that the belt was ‘true to size’ and I was like ‘uhm, what is your size?’. I know not everyone likes to disclose their measurements and sizes, but I don’t see anything wrong with it, plus, I find it extremely helpful because it gives the reader/viewer a better understanding of what size they need to pick up as they can compare their body measurements to yours.
So in case you’re also looking to make an online Gucci belt purchase but are struggling to figure out what belt size to go for, I’ll be sharing my exact measurements - fingers crossed I’ve taken them correctly, and the sizes I usually wear in Topshop jeans as I know it’s a well known brand throughout the world. On the Gucci website there is a description about where you should take your measurements around the waist (around natural waistline, just above the navel and below the ribcage) and around the hips (where your low rise pants would fall). So it really depends if you want your belt to be high or low rise. I wanted a belt that could work for both situations and I’m guessing most people will want that too.
I'm usually a UK size 8, I say usually because on the odd occasion I can go up to a 10 or down to a 6, but generally speaking, I am a size 8. My waist measurement is 26.5in/67cm and my hip measurement is 32in/81cm. For reference my Topshop Jamie jeans are a W28. With my measurements I got two different Gucci belt sizes, size 60 and size 80. But because I wanted the belt to fit on both low and high rise jeans, I winged it and went with the 75cm belt and it is perfect!! The belt comes with 5 holes and ideally you should use your belt in the middle one, and when I wear it with my high waisted jeans it falls perfectly in the middle, I can even get away with tightening it up a bit, but I can also use the belt with low rise trousers on the second hole.
I went for the 1.5cm belt as it’s more wearable than the 4cm. I feel like the 4cm belt is realIy heavily branded and only looks good with jeans or trousers, whereas the 1.5cm belt is more subtle and works well with jeans, but also looks amazing at the waist with dresses or loose shirts. Also, the Gucci belt trend won’t be around forever as new trends are always coming in, so at least when it goes out of fashion the thinner belt won't be in everyones face.
I know not all of you will share my exact measurements, but at least you have something to go by, hopefully. And if you are ordering online like I did, Gucci have an amazing free returns policy so you can always send it back and have it exchanged.
Let me know if this post was helpful and if you’re thinking of purchasing a Gucci belt for yourself :)
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