I got the size small of the Squeem high-back waist cincher and gave the other small standard one to a friend of mine because the latter gave me an unsightly muffin top :( On the bright side, I've moved down to the smaller row on mine. Just a few weeks ago, I was struggling to fit into the largest notch before my trip to SoCal. Now I can fit into more of my smaller clothes, like my pinstriped bermuda shorts. Before, I couldn't even get near to getting the buttons closed, and now they fit fine! Awesome.