I love BP belts, but I did hesitate in buying this one because it is a bit pricey. But once again, BP got me and I'm glad. This s a belt I will be wearing into the next decade as I have done with others in the past from BP. It fits true to size (I'm 5'6" and 138-140lbs). I ordered a Medium and it fits perfectly. When i wear it on the biggest size, the gold loop/ "buckle" hits me right below my belly button. The gold ring is gorgeous and the metal look of the band is fantastic. Yes it's expensive, but I love it and will use it a ton.