Corsets are intended to cinch down several inches. We recommend that you order 5-7 inches below your natural waist measurements to allow for cinching. Plus sizes (waists of 38" or more) should order 7-10 inches down. A size 24 will have a 24" when fully laced shut. The bottom edge will measure about 11-13 inches more, and the bust 6+ inches more. The larger the corset size, the larger the cup size the corset can accommodate (B-D).
We recommend you visit our sizing page for more detailed sizing help.