I ordered 10 different corsets from this company all different colors and several different styles. All were exactly as pictured and extremely well made with neat details and lovely lace finishes. I ordered M and I am a U.S. XS. Because of the lacing there is room for several inches of expansion and I had to let the laces out about 2 inches. there is a cloth overlay under the laces with room for about 4-5 inches of expansion. After that your skin will show through-which won't necessarily look bad , I found the small hook and eyes and the zippered corsets the easiest. The larger silver triangle hook and eyes can be fussy you hook one and the others pop out etc. They are all beautiful with excellent material and workmanship. Love the crown shape black and white I got- great for my calavera catrina costume!