Choosing the Perfect Strap Length: Size Guide

Choosing the Perfect Strap Length: Size Guide

How to select the perfect chain strap length for your crossbody

To get the best bag strap length for you, measure your bag or body with these steps. Our purse and crossbody bag strap length guide includes 3 options with directions and charts below. Option 1 and 2 are the best to get the exact result.


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Option 1: Measure the Strap Drop Length of your Bag

1. You will need a crossbody bag that you already know and love the length of when worn on your body.

2. Take a tape measure and measure from the top of the body of the bag (from the center) to the peak of your strap. (See image on right)

3. Find the length closest to this measurement in inches.


Option 2: Measure your Body

1. Take a tape measure and measure from the top of your shoulder to the opposite waist where you want the body of the bag to sit. This would be where the top of the body of the bag will start. (See image on right) We recommend not pulling the tape measure too taught, and to allow it to sit around your body's curves to simulate a strap.

2. Find the length closest to this measurement in inches. Choose from 18", 20", 23". Is 23" too short? Read here.

Option 3:
Height Chart

This is harder to predict, as some people prefer their bag to sit lower or higher, have longer or shorter torsos, thinner or wider torsos. We have provided this for people who do not have access to a tape measure, but please use Option 1 or 2 if possible.

Please keep in mind that this is a general height guide and may not be perfect for every body type or preference, so please use your best judgment. 

Bag Strap Length Guide According to Height

How to select the perfect strap length for your waist / fanny pack


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We have several fanny pack straps that can work around the waist that vary in length. Here's how to measure your waist to find the perfect fit for you!

1. Take a tape measure and measure around the waist where you want to wear the bag to give you the Waist Length

2. Take Waist Length and subtrack the Bag Length. Waist L - Bag L = X

You can find this measurement under "Product Details" of the product page. 

Bag lengths: 


3. Check which straps the remainder X falls within:

These are the straps that should work for you. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if the strap is too long or too short?

A: We will be happy to help with an exchange. Just email us at that you would like to exchange your strap for a different one. We will provide a prepaid shipping label which you can use to mail back the strap only.


Q: Can I purchase more than one strap?

A: Yes! You can purchase extra straps here:


Q: What is the total length of each strap?

A: The straps measure approximately as follows:


Q: The 23" is not long enough for me.

A: The longest chain strap is a 23" drop length; approximately 51-52" in total length. If you need a longer strap, we recommend checking out the Faux Leather Strap or Jacquard Strap

The faux leather strap is adjustable and the strap is approximately 32.5"-58" in total length; and 11"-25" in drop length. 

The Jacquard Strap is adjustable and the strap is approximately  37"-57" (94-144.7 cm) in total length; and 17"-28" (43-71 cm) in drop length.


Q: Do you have any shorter straps?

A: Yes! We have the Faux Leather Short Strap, which is approximately 15-30" in total length.

It's a great option for turning your Grande Marina Wallet into a waist bag, or wear across the chest. You can also turn your Mini or Full Crossbody into a short shoulder bag to wear under the arm. 

We recommend measuring the length of where you want to wear the bag, then minus 8" (or length of the bag) to make sure this measurement will fit in between 15-30". 

If you want a shorter strap that is wider for comfort, take a look at our Jacquard Short Strap

It is adjustable, 23"-29" (58.4 - 73.7 cm) in total length; 10"-13" (25.4 - 33.0 cm) in drop length. 

It works well as a short shoulder bag to fit under the arm, around the waist, and across the chest. 

Q: Do you have any images of the bag with height and drop length?

A: Here are some examples. Click here for more for images of both Full Size and Mini size bags on a 18", 20", and 23" drop length chain strap on models at various heights. Keep in mind that everyone has different torso lengths, widths and preferences so we still recommenced measuring your body or favorite strap before purchase!


  • Arden Cove

    Hi Nazia! You can change the currency by clicking the flag at the top right corner. Hope that helps! -Karin

  • Nazia Ismail

    Price please in Pak rupee’s

  • Arden Cove

    Hi Dianna! The length of across is entirely up to your preference of how high/low you want to wear the bag. If you’re looking at our chain straps I would suggest looking in to 20" or 23" drop length!

  • Dianna DiMaggio

    If a women is 5’5" tall and the bag is 15" long and 14" wide how long shoulfd the across the body strap be.

  • Karin (Arden Cove)

    Hi Amanda, Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately our longest strap will be the adjustable faux leather strap which will be about -25" in drop length at its longest setting. Thanks for your feedback so we can put this into consideration for future products.

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