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What size is a 30-inch waist?

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A 30-inch waist typically equates to a size 10 in United States measurements. Every manufacturer is different, so it is recommended to review the size charts that refer to specific retailers before purchasing clothing.

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For example, the size charts provided by J Crew and Levi's both list a 30-inch waist as a size 10, whereas Gap considers a size 10 to be a 29.5-inch waist and a size 12 to be a 30.75-inch waist. These small discrepancies can make the difference when deciding on the right fit. It is important to access the sizing chart online or refer to one in stores.

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