The current health campaign in Japan for slimmer waists has a very practical solution in fashion. The “metabo” belt applies a traditional tape measure directly to a fashionable belt. The belt can be worn”reversed”, for those less confident about their waist dimension. The belt also has the added ability to be used as an accurate measuring tape, for purposes beyond the waistline. Possible color combinations include black on white/ white on black/ and black on safety yellow.