New Trend In China: Is Your Waist Smaller Than An A4 Paper?


Another crazy beauty trend in China sees people measuring their waists against A4 papers.

Is your waist slimmer than an A4 size paper? This beauty trend has taken China’s social media by storm.

A standard sheet of A4 paper measures 8.27 inches wide when held up vertically.


People, mostly women have been uploading pictures on their social media in China showing how slim their waists are compared to an A4 paper.


Slim waists are desired of course but there are netizens who have called this fitness fad “weird, wrong and worrying”.


Similar to a recent trend where a women’s waist is considered slim if they can touch their belly button from behind the waist, it is safe to say that China has some pretty weird beauty standards.


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.