Careful! This runs extremely small. Because this was a cheap product, I bought a size up from my normal. I have an hour-glass figure so didn't anticipate a problem at all. This corset was, to my surprise, a good quality, very firm elastic. The problem was, even though I ordered a size larger than I normally wear, I couldn't even get close to hooking it closed. As far as I could stretch it, which wasn't far, there was still a three inch gap. It's completely unusable unless I lose 40 pounds which probably isn't going to happen in this lifetime.