I like this belt because it is so simple. The tapered leather conforms to the waist or hips nicely because of the way its swings on the stud closure. Like the model I plan to wear it just below my natural waist with a tee shirt type dress. Surprisingly, the small worked best with my 28.5 inch waist. I really wonder how the belt fit the model who must have a much smaller waist than mine. The small is 36 inches long with the stud 2 inches from the end. I place the belt at my waist in the back and let the ends in front form an X that hangs below the waist. The medium which is 3 inches longer looks good worn lower on my hip. I will keep both sizes since I got them on sale and with free shipping.