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 size waists (waists over 38 inches) should order 7-10 inches below. 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 9-10 inches larger than the waist and the top edge is about 6 inches larger when laced shut.
See our sizing page for additional information.