If this is your first Orchard Corset we highly suggest visiting with one of our sizing experts before ordering your corset. See our sizing page for additional information.
Corsets are intended to cinch down several inches. We recommend that your order 4-7 inches down below your natural waist measurement to allow for cinching. Plus sizes (waists of 38" or more) should order 6-9 inches down. So if you have a 29 inch waist, we would recommend that you purchase a size 24. A size 24 will have a 24" waist when fully laced shut. The bottom edge will measure about 6-7 inches larger than the waist, and the underbust is about 4 inches larger when laced shut.