40 Inch Waist FAQ
Now you know how big a 40-inch waist is for men and women. But you might have more questions about this topic. So here are some quick answers to common queries.
What size is a 40 inch waist?
For women, a waist circumference of 40 inches usually corresponds to a dress size of 22-24 in the US, or an international size XXL for other types of women’s clothing. On the other hand, men with a 40-inch waist would typically fit into clothing sizes ranging from XL to XXL.
What pants size is a 40 inch waist?
A waist size of 40 inches generally corresponds to a pant size of 38-40 for women and 39-40 for men. So your jeans size doesn’t always reflect your actual waist size.
One reason for this is how you wear your pants. For example, women’s pants tend to sit higher on the waist, close to the measurement site. In contrast, men wear their pants lower on their hips, where their waists might be smaller.
In addition, your true waist size may not reflect your pant size due to your body proportions. For instance, you may need to size up if you have thicker thighs or a bigger butt.